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Espresso Macarons

Espresso Macarons

November 19, 2010 4 Comments

My love affair with Macarons continues. I am an Italian who has a love for all thing French and these delicious little munchkins are no exception but as usual I wanted to find a macaron that could also represent my Italian taste buds… enter the ESPRESSO MACARON with buttercream filling. Thank you to Michelle, a lovely fellow food […]

Forrest Gump Tart

Forrest Gump Tart

November 9, 2010 7 Comments

“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’ll get”. You would recognise this line as the famous quote from the movie Forrest Gump, and when I take a moment to think about it, it is a pretty good analogy of life. Who really knows what is around any given corner? So I […]

Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake

October 27, 2010 12 Comments

2010 has been the year for reunions. A few months ago I went to my 15 year high school reunion. It was great to catch up with so many great school friends. It feels like 100 years since I have seen some of them. It was so enjoyable getting to know the girls all over […]

My next cake conquest – ‘Chocolate raspberry layer cake’

My next cake conquest – ‘Chocolate raspberry layer cake’

October 21, 2010 6 Comments

Why is it that I am so obsessed with huge, tall, monster cakes? Even my husband is tall.. maybe I have something about tall things??? Anyway I just received the November edition of my favourite magazine, the Australian Gourmet Traveler and in there is my next cake conquest!!!!! Introducing to you the Chocolate rasberry layer […]

Chocolate Tiramisu Tort

Chocolate Tiramisu Tort

September 9, 2010 2 Comments

Happy belated fathers day to all the daddies out there. We had a lovely day celebrating Mr Foodie Goddess’ second fathers day. My in-laws where also in town so we had an added celebration. So I thought that along with a yummy dinner we could celebrate with a LOVELY cake. I was going to make […]

Mushroom Ricotta Galette

Mushroom Ricotta Galette

August 30, 2010 No Comments

What is a galette I hear you ask… well a Galette is generally used to describe various types of flat, round or free form crusty cakes in french cooking… these can be either sweet or in this case savory. In this particular recipe which I picked up from the Aug issue of the Australian Gourmet Traveller, I […]

Easy Puff Pastry

Easy Puff Pastry

August 30, 2010 1 Comment

~ Pic: Frozen Puff ~ We are all time poor, I get that trust me, but I refuse to believe that because of this fact we need to lose all those wonderful skills our mothers and grandmothers would perform as a part of their every day life. I can assure you that my grandmother did not […]

Banana and Walnut cake

Banana and Walnut cake

August 13, 2010 No Comments

Isn’t banana and walnut cake the yummiest thing to have with a beautiful cafe late when you get a moment of down time. Ahh downtime… something I crave so much but let me tell you when those moments present themselves, even with such brevity I always take the opportunity to enjoy them with my favorite […]

Crostata di Marmellata (Jam Tart)
Apple Cake

Apple Cake

July 1, 2010 No Comments

Recently I purchased a book by the wonderful food author Anna Del Conte called ‘Ammaretto, Apple cake and Artichokes’ and as it turns out I was looking for an Apple cake recipe to consume my abundance of apples I have on hand at the moment. So given that the author put apple cake in her […]

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7-hour leg of lamb

This is the first time I have started writing a post before actually tasting the dish that’s in the...

Hot Cross Buns

I really enjoy all festive times of the year and Easter is no exception. There are many reasons I...

White chocolate mud cupcakes

After making the mammoth Rainbow layer cake for my daughters 2nd birthday I felt that the desert table needed some chocolate...

Rainbow layer cake

If you have been following my blog and me on twitter and facebook you will know that last  month...

Balsamic roasted sausages and vegetables

On my foodie travels I have discovered that some people have a prejudice against sausages. I am assuming it...

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Monkfish with beurre blanc

Over the last 2 weeks I have cooked, baked till I can’t cook and back no more. My daughter,...

Boeuf en croûte – Baked beef fillet with mushroom in pastry crust

There is not one day that goes past that I don’t feel guilty that I have not updated you...

Sauce au vin rouge – Red wine sauce

This is a great way to use up left over red wine or stock. Is it possible to have...

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Banana split up and down

I have wanted to renovate my kitchen for the longest time, but you know… everything gets priority over the...


This post contains recipes for ‘Lamb skewers with lemon couscous and herbed yoghurt’ and ‘Lamington Ice cream sandwich’ What...

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Witlof with ham

When I was choosing recipes I wanted to cook as part of the Murdoch books 356 challenge I wanted to...

Christmas pudding trifle

Sorry for my month absence – Lets just say I was having a little blog holiday! But here I am back...

Victorian Restaurants Unite

The recent devastation in QLD has left communities without schools, businesses, basic necessities, livestock, homes, clothes and VICTORIA help is needed to get them...

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Chicken with Truffles

O Truffle, Truffle, wherefore art thou Truffle? Deny thy father and refuse thy name Or if thou wilt not,...

A day with Donna Hay

This post contains recipes for Donna Hays ‘Pork and Fennel Meatballs’ and ‘Cheat’s Chocolate Fondant’ Well I don’t mean...

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