Iron Chef Shellie

Lemon Yoghurt Apple Cake with Lemongrass & Ginger Syrup

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Earlier this year, Helados Jauja flicked me an email with a collaboration proposal. It was the height of Summer, it was hot, and ice-cream seemed like a good idea. Jauja ice-creams are genuinely artisan, crafted from only fresh produce without any gelatine, colouring or flavouring. Each ice-cream is made from individually crafted recipes. carefully designed to […]

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Calamansi Crème Brûlée

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When life Cherrie gives you lemons calamansi, you make crème brûlée.  I mentioned in a previous post that calamansi is one of my current obsessions. Whilst there are many things you can do with them, I decided it was time to make something delicious with them. I’ve been wanting to make crème brûlée spoons for ages.  […]

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Current Obsessions ♥ February 2014

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When it rains it pours. I’ve been bogged down with freelance work, creating things in the kitchen and surviving on minimal sleep. Life has been grand! Lots of up and downs; things to look forward to, and something things not to.  Let’s see what February has in store for us all >> SOBA NOODLES ♥ […]

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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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