Food Blogger Burger Party at Moo Gourmet Burgers, Newtown

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What started off as a few tweets between food bloggers on Twitter soon spawned into a burger party at Moo Gourmet Burgers in Newtown with 19 attendees! The power of the internet! Upon arrival we were made very welcome with our own welcome sign, a glass of bubbles and giftbags. It was my first time at [...]

Planning a holiday?

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I’m getting itchy feet again and am starting to plan my next holiday – once I finally decide on my destination of course! I’m thinking a few weeks in Reykjavík and New York. Heaven. I thought I’d share with you some of my top travel tips to help you in planning your next escape. Research and [...]

Branching Out – Pantone, Hello Kitty and Ladurée

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There is an emerging trend with brands including Pantone, Hello Kitty and Ladurée beginning to branch out into different areas. ♥ Pantone Makeup Pantone is a serial repeat offender when it comes to “branching out” with Pantone flower pots, mugs, scales and peppermills to name a few! Now they have added a beauty line to their [...]

Happy Easter! Chocolate Peanut Butter Birds Nest Cupcakes

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I wanted to make a festive cupcake to celebrate Easter that combined Easter eggs and my current craving for chocolate and peanut butter. I settled on a chocolate cupcake with peanut butter icing, and then made “nests” out of chocolate noodles, completing the look with a little egg placed in each nest. Chocolate Peanut Butter [...]

The past few weeks through Instagram

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Life has been busy as usual and I am very much looking forward to a well earned break over the Easter holidays. But after consulting my holiday to-do list it looks like things will still be full steam ahead! ♥ Macaron and Cupcake Decorating masterclass My girlfriends had bought me this for my birthday and [...]

Easter time = Chocolate Lovers Heaven

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I love that Easter gives me an excuse to indulge (even more) in chocolate and I can somehow justify it. The past few weeks have seen a steady stream of dark chocolate eggs, choc chip hot cross buns and Lindt bunnies flow through our house. I’m currently deciding what to bake for the Easter long [...]

Weird and wonderful food around the world – A guide for the adventurous foodie

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I was writing an Icelandic travel guide yesterday and after detailing the Icelandic delicacy of putrified shark meat (apparently it tastes and smells as bad as it sounds) I thought I would go into more details of unique (and often stomach-churning) local delicacies around the world. Image source Putrified Shark (Hákarl) – Iceland Hákarl is shark meat [...]

A colourful home

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A lovely friend recently introduced me to the credit-card draining website Beautiful Spaces. A lot of ooohing and aaaahing soon commenced and I honestly don’t know where to start! So many colourful objects to brighten up your home. Should I buy the Pantone pots for my blossoming herb garden? The delicate bird shaped sugar cubes [...]

Milk Bar Memories @ Ms G’s

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It was a walk down memory lane on Saturday 17th March for a one-off special event as part of March into Merivale.  Held at Ms G’s,  chefs Dan Hong and Jowett Yu took the nostalgic concept of the humble milk bar and created delicious and unique dishes. Yuzu slushee (left), Green Iced Tea and Good Morning [...]