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Review Time : Flour & Chocolate Bakery

Review Time : Flour & Chocolate Bakery

Having seen the Cronuts craze around the world, it’s great to see this craze also hit Brisbane. Upon arrival one can see behind the large glass windows, croissants, palmiers, donuts and sweet treats glistening and beckoning. One side of the shop is pastries and the other is European deli-style fine goods. Best of both worlds. […]

Yoghurt Coated Raw Energy Balls

Yoghurt Coated Raw Energy Balls

Raw energy balls are a great thing to make at home! You can follow the recipe below however its one of those things you can make and substitute ingredients, if you don’t have them in your pantry. I make them quite regularly, as they freeze quite well and are a handy lunchbox treat for kids […]

The Foccacia Files – Molto Bene!

The Foccacia Files – Molto Bene!

I seem to be going through a bread phase at the moment and when you do make your own bread, pastry or pasta it is soooo much more rewarding! I feel like I’ve come out of a dream and am tasting real, honest food!! The Foccacia recipe is so simple, it does take a bit […]

Home Made Pesto

Home Made Pesto

Home Made Pesto is so flavoursome. I feel like I’ve missed out on years of tasting real food! We grow Basil in the back yard and it just made sense to give it a shot and make it. My husband also got me a Bamix for my birthday to blitz stuff like this so I […]

Stawberry Fields Forever: My Ode to The Ekka Strawberry Sundae Icecream

Stawberry Fields Forever: My Ode to The Ekka Strawberry Sundae Icecream

I’ve always loved that song! And no better way to listen to it whilst eating fresh homemade strawberry ice cream on Ekka Showday! This is a public holiday in Brisbane celebrating agricultural produce in Queensland. Today is People’s Day at the Show, and the traditional favourite at the Exhibition is The Strawberry Sundae Ice-cream. Approximately […]

Poached Pears with Spiced Vanilla Syrup

Poached Pears with Spiced Vanilla Syrup

Poached pears and spiced vanilla syrup is one of my favourite deserts. Is it possible to have sweet and healthy at the same time? I did use greek yoghurt 🙂 On a serious note, it really is a beautiful desert. Simple but complex in flavours – vanilla, cinnamon, star anise, and cloves compliments the yoghurt […]

‘The Best Fruit Cake I’ve Ever Eaten’, says my Husband!

‘The Best Fruit Cake I’ve Ever Eaten’, says my Husband!

A really good fruit cake is hard to come by these days, especially all year round! I have been searching for a great recipe and may have stumbled upon it. I find the best recipes are always word of mouth, or friends of a friend. I attended a styling class by Kara Rosenlund and it […]