Strawberry and Mint Lemonade using SodaStream

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The weather is heating up in Australia as summer approaches and I am always on the look out for a delicious new drink to whip up and enjoy on a lazy afternoon. Now it’s easy to make your own personalised drinks with a few simple ingredients thanks to the SodaStream Play! Created by world-renowned designer [...]

Friday Link Loves 17/10/14

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♥ Need a unique gift idea? I love this step-by-step guide from Sprinkle Bakes for homemade vanilla extract. A thoughtful present for any baker in your life! ♥ Chocolate Suze’s Donut Adventure I LOVE donuts and loved reading Chocolate Suze’s post on her Great Melbourne Donut Trip. My sister just moved to Melbourne so I see this [...]

Jarrah Hot Chocolate

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I think it’s fairly obvious I have a huge sweet tooth, and always feel the desire to finish a meal off with something sweet. This is all well and good until the kilos started piling on after a rather indulgent winter, and suddenly reaching for a chocolate bar or pudding isn’t the most sensible option. [...]

Creative Fridays: An Interview with Nadia Felsch

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I’m so pleased to share with you today an interview from the lovely Nadia Felsch, a wellness warrior who loves sharing her inspiration and down-to-earth advice. Hello! Who are you and what do you do? Greetings Swah & her wonderful fans! I’m Nadia a 29 year-old Sydney-sider, devoted and quite literally obsessed with providing information [...]

Creative Fridays: An Interview with Sarah Coates from The Sugar Hit

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Today’s featured creative is a wonderful woman who regularly makes me salivate at her drool-worthy and impeccably shot recipes. Welcome, Sarah! Hello! Who are you and what do you do? I’m Sarah Coates, the food obsessed madwoman behind The Sugar Hit. I develop, style, shoot, edit, design and post every single thang that goes up [...]

Mini Baked Donuts with Dark Chocolate Ganache

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Donuts! Who doesn’t love donuts! I thought I’d try and make a “healthier” version by baking them in the oven instead of deep frying these little beauties, however my decision to coat them in a decadent dark chocolate ganache probably negated that. I won’t lie, I had to test this recipe 3 times before I [...]

Chai Hot Chocolate

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I find most store bought hot chocolate mixes are a little too sweet and artificial tasting for my liking. But it’s so easy to make your own hot chocolate powder and I’ve turned it up a notch by adding in chai spices and finely chopped dark chocolate. You can fully customise the level of sweetness [...]

SF Eats – Swah’s Best Places to Eat in San Francisco

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I LOVE San Francisco and would move there in a heartbeat (anyone want to give me a visa?). The beautiful architecture, fascinating history, rolling hills and sprawling parks make San Francisco a traveller’s paradise, and the sheer quality and selection of food is second to none. ♥ Tartine Bakery – 600 Guerrero St Prepare to queue, but it’s [...]

Strawberry and Coconut Cake Pops

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This is my first foray into the world of Cake Pops, which are cake crumbled and mixed with icing, rolled into balls and then dipped in melted chocolate. I hate to waste food, and I had a lot of left over cake and icing from my Strawberry and Coconut Ombre Cakes. So cake pops were [...]