Browsing All Posts published on »September, 2013«

Star apple (牛奶果 or vú sữa)

September 23, 2013


Let me introduce you to a favourite less commonly known tropical fruit of mine – the star apple. The star apple is so nostalgic for me. Though I can’t actually recall eating these as a child, my mum assures me that I did. And certainly when I became reacquainted with star apples in my adolescence, […]

Crème caramel recipe

September 17, 2013


The thing I love most about spring has got to be the fact that there are more daylight hours. It’s so much more pleasant being able to come home with the sun still being out (albeit it is close to setting). It feel like there are more hours to the day and I no longer […]

Tuna patties recipe

September 12, 2013


This is going to be another quick fish and potato recipe to add to my collection (previous ones here and here) because I obviously love pairing these two things together. A friend and I use to regularly have ‘tuna patty lunches’ because we really liked the ones our local cafe made. She’s since relocated to […]

Strawberry panna cotta recipe

September 9, 2013


Strawberries have been remarkably cheap lately. I’ve been picking up punnets of them for as little as $1 each, so there has been an abundance of them at home. I rarely use fresh berries in desserts because usually I find them too expensive to use in that fashion, but at $4 a kilo I’m more […]

Adriano Zumbo Pâtissier at The Star

September 3, 2013


Sydney has many big names in food, but Adriano Zumbo has piqued my curiousity more than others. He burst onto the scene during the first season of Masterchef and since then has become the much feared ‘dessert master’ for many pressure tests on the show. His popularity (or notoriety) on the show then became a […]

Spring in action

September 2, 2013


Wow. What a stellar start to spring Melbourne received the past weekend; clear skies and plenty of sunshine. As if that isn’t sign enough of the end of winter, the tree outside my bedroom has started blooming. A beautiful sight for my very tired eyes in the morning! Here’s to hoping this nice weather keeps […]