Iron Chef Shellie

Moroccan Sweet Potato, Carrot & Chickpea Soup

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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Eating Out: SUD Food & Wine

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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Eating Out: Kanteen

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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High Tea at the Park Hyatt, Melbourne

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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Orange & Coconut Cake

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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Chocolate-Orange Marble Cake

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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Eating Out: Nights of Kabul

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 […]

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Hot Cross Truffles

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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Hot Cross Buns

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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Caramel Easter-Egg Muffins

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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