Iron Chef Shellie

Lime, Polenta & Ricotta Cake

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  Sometimes things look prettier than they taste. This is one of those things. And in case you think things are always smooth sailing in my kitchen, you are wrong!    I’m always wary of trying recipes from people/books I haven’t used before. This is from the cute boys that are The Blue Ducks. This […]

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Current Obsessions ♥ January 2014

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Photo Credit: Ewen Bell (as part of the Shellie Belly Jelly collaboration)  >> LIMES ♥ I’ve always had a thing for limes, but after squeezing the absolute guts out of them when working with Ewen just before Christmas, I noticed a different kind of beauty in them. I love putting a squeezed lime half into a […]

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Layered Summer Berry Pavlova

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Happy New Year to you all!  May 2014 be your best year on this large gassy planet that is hurling it’s way through space Let’s start the year off with this triple decker pavlova that mated with a fruit shop. I made a double decker version for Christmas Day, and it was well received by […]

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Wine Food Farmgate

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Wine Food Farmgate is a program recently launched in the Mornington Peninsula region to help visitors discover hidden food and wine spots down the country lanes. They can discover artisan producers, taste a range of produce, meet the growers, connect with hatted chefs and award winning wine makers. I recently spent a weekend down on […]

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Pavlova

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As I mentioned in my previous post, I baked and created a few things for Billy‘s food styling workshop. He requested a pavlova for us to style. I couldn’t let the guy down, but I was freaking out as the only pav I made had a big hole in the middle and I filled it […]

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Margarita Tart

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A few weeks ago we had a pizza party at work (I’ll be blogging that later), and whilst it was eventual, we all had a great time and a delicious meal. My boss joked that we should do a burrito day next time. A few weeks later, Tanya and I made it happen. I’m going […]

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{Preview Event} Is Fine Dining Finished?

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This post show cases some of the food and debate on offer at The Age’s Good Food Month event: Is Fine Dining Finished?  at The Point Albert Park. Hosted by the amazing Dani Valent, the dinner presents contrasting dishes from the fine dining scene, and the current food fashion of the casual, shared, street food scene. The featured chefs will […]

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Yoghurt and Berry Cake with Elderflower Syrup

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Do you know what my favourite ingredient in cakes is recently? No, it’s not chocolate. It’s not pop rocks. It’s not even peanut butter. It’s yoghurt. There is something about yoghurt that makes the texture of a cake so smooth, light and keeps it (here comes that word everyone hates)… it keeps the cake *moist*. […]

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Taste of Melbourne 2013 Preview + x2 Double Passes Giveaway

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Taste of Melbourne is back peeps! In fact, it starts on Thursday 14th – Sunday 17th November 2013. Keep scrolling for your chance to win a double pass to this year’s Taste of Melbourne. I was invited to a special preview event at Longrain. It involved making cocktails and eating food; why on earth would I decline […]

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No. 8 By John Lawson

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No. 8 is one of those restaurants I have always walked past at Crown, wondering what it was like inside. My parents had been there a few years ago and raved about how good it was, which made me want to go even more. Executive Chef, John Lawson uses traditional cooking techniques, contemporary combinations of […]

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