Monday, 24 March 2014

Iced Vovo Cupcakes

Iced Vovos have always been my Dad's favourite biscuits…although he might not admit to his mates that he can't get enough of the delicate little biscuits with pink icing. 

These cupcakes are a spin on the Arnott's classic, combining a light butter cake, strawberry jam, pink icing and desiccated coconut into one hand held piece of heaven. 

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

NGV Permanent Collection

Last time I was in Melbourne I didn't have the time, or the energy, after seeing the Napoleon exhibition to wander through the permanent collection in the National Gallery of Victoria.
With no 'must see' exhibitions on at the time, I ended up spending a full day wandering around in a bit of a daze as I was faced with room after room of beautiful works from the Renaissance to colonial Australia (The NGV does also have an amazing contemporary collection, with a giant Mark Rothko and an Andy Warhol self portrait, but I was once again beckoned by the beauty of Caillebotte's, Canaletto's and Carracci's.)

Above is an amazing salon hang in one of the NGV's permanent collection rooms

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Rocky Road Reindeer Poo

This year, Santa's reindeers had clearly eaten too many carrots along their way delivering presents and ended up leaving quite a big pile of reindeer poo in our house. But who am I to complain? I mean, it was rocky road reindeer poo!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Christmas Pudding Truffles

I absolutely love Christmas time, all the shopping, cooking and decorating makes it my favourite time of year. This year I was having cravings for the richness of dried fruit, festive spices and of course, chocolate, so I decided to combine all of these in an undeniably cute little package!

Monday, 17 December 2012

Saigon Saigon, Glebe *Updated*

My love affair with rice paper rolls started a little while ago, but I have only recently tried other Vietnamese dishes, and now I think it may be my new favourite Asian cusine (sorry Thai food!).

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Stickwork, Melbourne

We were drawn over to Federation Square by the sounds of the Polish Festival and as we were wandering around we came across this beautiful installation work, called Ballroom, by American artist Patrick Dougherty.