New Shanghai, Chatswood

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I’ve been living in a Surry Hills bubble for a few years now and there are now only 2 things that will make me go over the bridge – family and good food! Fortunately, New Shanghai in Chatswood has come highly recommended and I look forward to sampling their menu. Located on the ground floor [...]

Microwave Mug Cakes – #2 Salted Caramel

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This is the second recipe in my Microwave Mug Cake series (you can find #1 Dark Chocolate here) and of course I had to chose my favourite flavour of the moment, salted caramel! The brown sugar in this mug cake gives it a rich and caramelised flavour and you are treated to a delicious surprise [...]

Food Typography by Danielle Evans

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Food and typography are 2 of my greatest loves in life (after cats) and when a friend showed me the work of designer and illustrator Danielle Evans I was smitten. Using ingredients such as curry powder, chili, coffee and flour to create her designs, she sculpts the products by hand into unique typographic designs. My favourite [...]

GIVEAWAY: Win a double pass to Bagels, Beers & Beats at Helm Bar

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Do you like bagels, beers and beats? Who doesn’t?! Brooklyn Boy Bagels are teaming up with Helm Bar to bring a little slice of New York to Darling Harbour. Your ticket guarantees you 2 delicious Brooklyn Boy Bagels (I’ve eaten them, they’re amazing), 2 beers (or a cocktail if that’s more your thing!) plus a huge array of [...]

Microwave Mug Cakes – #1 Dark Chocolate

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I love the concept of a microwave mug cake – stir a few pantry ingredients in a mug, zap in the microwave for a minute and then ta da! (Nearly) instant pudding for one! It was a lot of fun thinking of different flavours of mug cakes and of course, taste testing each of them. [...]

Giveaway: Win 1 of 10 digital magazine subscriptions!

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The lovely guys at Zinio recently contacted me and offered Love Swah readers the chance to win one of 10 one-year digital magazine subscriptions! So who are Zinio? They are a digital magazine company with literally thousands of top magazines from around the world.  You can browse and purchase subscriptions or single issues instantly from your [...]

Salted Butter Caramels – The Sweet Swap

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When I first heard about The Sweet Swap I was both excited and nervous. Excited at the prospect of receiving 3 treats from fellow food bloggers, yet nervous about baking something worthy (and postable!) to my fellow foodies. My Salted Butter Caramels ended up looking and tasting great, but it wasn’t smooth sailing. My first batch [...]

Jelly Donut Cupcakes

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I was recently asked by Pigeonhole Gatherings (run by the lovely Lauren and Katie, I designed their logo and identity) to bake for their charity bake sale at the Redwater Markets in Redfern to raise money for the Sydney Story Factory. The theme? Bake Sale vs Cake Stall, a good old USA vs Australia bake off! Food bloggers [...]

Win a Profiline PushPan Prize Pack worth $170!

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The first episode of The Great Australian Bake Off, airs on Tuesday 9th July at 8pm on Channel Nine and I can’t wait to start watching this series! The contestants will be using the Profiline PushPan – an innovative new loose-based, watertight cake tin only recently released to the Australian consumer market. I know most [...]