Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2013«

Sand sculpting exhibition and Peter’s fish and chips

January 31, 2013


Aside from baking, I did another very Aussie thing over the Australia Day long weekend – I went to the beach. Frankston beach specifically, to see the sand sculpting exhibition at the Frankston Waterfront. For those interested, the exhibition is on until the end of April 2013 and costs $12.50 for an adult entry and […]

Lamingtons recipe

January 29, 2013


Like many of my fellow Australians, I spent the weekend just past baking lamingtons in a bid to celebrate Australia Day. For any overseas visitors, the lamington is a quintessential Aussie dessert. And unlike the highly contested pavlova, there is no dispute on the lamington’s country of origin. It’s definitely Aussie, supposedly named after its […]

Young coconut sorbet recipe

January 21, 2013


Young coconut juice is one of the most refreshing drinks you can have on a hot day. Just go to any tropical and sub tropical region for proof of this – it’s one of their staple drinks. So can you just imagine how awesome it would be in frozen dessert form? But surprisingly, it’s not […]

Vietnamese meatballs (nem nuong) recipe take 2

January 15, 2013


I’ve got a confession to make. Contrary to what I said last year, I did not go back to follow my friend’s sister’s nem nuong recipe to the tee. I was going to, but then when I picked up the bag of nem nuong curing powder, I was convinced out of it. My partner in […]

Cheeky Monkey

January 12, 2013


It was a carefully planned masterstroke of mine to have brunch at Cheeky Monkey (89A Swan Street, Richmond VIC) since it was so conveniently located across the road from the Wittner factory outlet. Is there a better way of convincing a man to come shoe shopping with you than to feed his stomach first? As […]

Chinese New Year 2013: Year of the snake

January 10, 2013


My favourite celebration of the year is fast approaching. I’m talking about Chinese New Year (CNY) of course, this year is the year of the snake and it falls on the 10th of February. I’m posting about it well ahead of the game given the large number of Chinese and Vietnamese communities in Melbourne planning […]

Dry fried spicy beans recipe

January 8, 2013


I know it’s been hot outside and you don’t really want to turn on the stove, least of all firing up a wok. But beans are currently in season. Sweet sweet green beans that I so adore, and dry fried beans is the absolute house favourite. In fact, it’s pretty much the only way I […]

Creamy mango sorbet recipe

January 4, 2013


One of the best things about summer is the fruits and vegetables that come into season. Some of my all time favourites become available: cherries, berries, grapes, watercress, avocado, cherries, lychees, watermelon, beans, eggplant, sweetcorn, mango, cherries, longan, rambutan…I could go on and on. Loving the onslaught of summer fruit and veg! The only downside […]