Iron Chef Shellie
 

Monthly Archives: December 2014


I don’t know about the rest of you, but Melbourne has suddenly been hit with cold, miserable weather. The type where all you want to do is stay in bed with the electric blanket on and watch dvds. However, it is also good weather for soup! This mug may look normal size but I assure

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Last week my friend Iron Chef David got admitted as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Victoria. I’ve known David for pretty much my whole life, so it was an honour to go along and see one of his dreams come true. To celebrate, his mentor (a partner from the law firm) took us

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On Easter Monday, Nerdy Rob, his friend and I went on a bike ride along the Yarra River for something a bit different. We had parked the car near this place that I’ve been wanting to visit for ages since seeing it on the television. Excuse the poor photos, they are from my iPhone and

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I was very lucky today! My darling friend Iron Chef Alana took me out for a pre-birthday, birthday high tea at the Park Hyatt in Melbourne. I was quite excited as this was my first ever high tea, and I was glad to have shared it with Alana. We started off with a glass of

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More Easter baking! This cake is so incredibly easy to make, you could make it anytime of year, just leave off the Easter eggs. It is such a moist cake. I like the idea of using orange juice instead of milk, maybe that has something to do with why it was so moist. Orange &

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I wanted to make dessert for Easter Sunday lunch with the family. Being Easter it had to involve chocolate didn’t it? I tried the chocolate orange marble cake from the latest Donna Hay magazine. I then spruced it up with some little Easter eggs and a very cute little chicken. I didn’t do the marble

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Saturday night we had an “international cuisine night”. Afghan food was the cuisine of choice, and we treked all the way out to Oakleigh for this one. We were going to go to a place in Camberwell but it didn’t review as good as this place.Nights of Kabul is located amongst the shops around the

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Well Easter is pretty much over! Hope you all had a great long weekend and seriously over indulged like I did. I think I ate more than what I would at Christmas. Well definitely more chocolate that’s for sure. My hot cross buns got lots of attention, and well why not make hot cross truffles

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My first batch of hot cross buns ever…and they were a success! I was going to do Nigella Lawson’s recipe, but hers looked all flat and lifeless. And every other recipe I read, looked like way too much work! I was pretty sure Donna Hay had a recipe and I’m glad she did. Like most

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It’s that time of year again, my favorite, Easter! Chocolate to celebrate? I dunno who thought of that but I LOVE that idea! I was going to give hot cross buns a go but my aunty dropped around a dozen and mum bought some so I thought I’d leave that idea for another day. I

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Last week I promised my work mates some baked goods on Friday. I was keen to do something with chocolate (oh how unlike me right?), but I wanted a recipe where I didn’t have to go and buy lots of ingredients. I’ve been going through my massive magazine collection and found this cake that looked

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I LOVE my pasta. Hence why my waistline isn’t what I’d like it to be, but as my aunty once said “I’m here for a good time, not a long time”, so I’ll enjoy my pasta and then go work some of it off at the gym. So it’s no surprise I wanted to try

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I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for a long time now. With some sad looking lemons in the fruit bowl, today was the day! I didn’t have any candied lemon to decorate the top with, but I don’t think it is that necessary until you are perhaps making these for a present. Very simple

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