Love Swah exhibiting at the MCA Zine Fair 2013!

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If you wonder why I have been so busy lately, slaving away on weekends and nights instead of doing fun things such as eating and drinking, well I’ve been madly working my butt off on writing and designing a series of zines! I have completed 2 dessert zines – filled with my delicious recipes and photos of [...]

Pavlova with Cream, Passionfruit and Kiwi

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When I asked my friend what he wanted me to bake for his birthday he instantly declared pavlova! I must admit I had a bit of “pavlova anxiety”. Having eaten a fair bit of bad pav in my life – dried out, collapsed or even undercooked (ugh) I wanted to perfect my recipe. Fortunately this [...]

DIY Dulce de Leche

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Last year I posted about receiving 2 jars of delicious Dulce de Leche (or in Portuguese Doce de Leite) from my cousin who had just returned from South America. Unsurprisingly the jars were finished a little too quickly. After some internet research I discovered you can buy the real deal from Mi Casa Fine Foods, or at a store called La Torre, 9 [...]

Fashion Cupcakes

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You know when you stumble across something on the internet and think “damn I wish I thought of that”. Well, it happens to me quite often. And when I saw these awesome fashion-inspired cupcakes made by Edsalv Lisa and photographed by Therese Aldgard I knew I had to share. They accurately portray the style of each fashion label through [...]

Homemade Nutella (Gluten and Dairy Free!)

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I loooooove Nutella and try to avoid keeping it in the house as you will always find me in the kitchen clutching a jar, spoon in hand. This is the perfect treat for those who are on a gluten or dairy free diet, who dislike additives in their food or who simply just love the [...]

What kind of recipes do you want to see more of on Love Swah?

Hey guys! I got a huge response from readers from a new gluten and dairy-free Nutella recipe I shared on Instagram and Facebook (recipe up next week) and it got me thinking what other types of recipes my readers were keen to see. If you could spare a minute to fill in my poll it [...]

Coconut Macaroons and Easter Birds Nests

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I recently tried a coconut macaroon at Lorraine’s Patisserie and fell in love – it was so light and full of crunchy coconut. Heaven. (And before you ask, I am not talking about the often confused macaron, there is a recipe for one here if you like). And since Easter is coming up, I couldn’t [...]

Taste of Sydney 2013

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Friday night was spent enjoying the delights of Sydney’s top restaurants in Centennial Park at the Taste of Sydney Festival. They used the crown system again (1 crown = $1) and fortunately this year the crowns were stored digitally on a credit card. No fishing around in your purse for tickets! I made a beeline [...]