Sunday, February 27, 2011

Black Forest Cake

I always have a cluster of birthdays in the first third of the year. Many of my nearest and dearest celebrate their birthday in February, March and April so it is always a busy time. This time it is my brother in law's birthday and he's turning the big three-oh so I thought I'd make him a nice cake to celebrate. 

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Molleaux au Chocolat

I was fortunate enough to take a working holiday in France back in 2006 where I worked and lived with a French family as their au pair. The job itself was tedious but it afforded me the opportunity to live as the French do which is an experience I would not swap for anything. 

It is in France that I really started paying attention to food and its ingredients; I had always enjoyed cooking prior to my stint 'en France' but the French culinary culture just opened my eyes in a whole new way. Let me put it this way, I was 'squinting' at food in the past, this stay opened my eyes to their full aperture and make food and cooking a hobby. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A lovely, light lunch: 3 ways with grilled prawns

I've recently started seeing a Chiropractor who also practices Kinesiology and Nutrition. She has asked me to completely overhaul my diet to the Blood Type Diet. Now, my blood type is not allowed pretty much everything I love and eat regularly including ham, bread, pasta, cheese, yoghurt, milk, avocado amongst others but one very important inclusion to my allowed foods list is prawns. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Weekday wonder: Pasta with Chorizo and Vegetables

I had one of those days where I had forgotten to take something out of the freezer to have for dinner and had to assemble something from the ingredients in my fridge and pantry.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Quick 'n' easy hummus

I was feeling peckish (and looking for an excuse to stop ironing!) and wanted a healthy snack. I stopped and looked in my cupboards and, once the tumbleweeds had rolled past (it's grocery day today) I spotted a can of chickpeas and thought 'mmmm, hummus'.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year, New Resolution!

Happy New Year to you all!

My name is Rachael and it has been 100 days since my last post... well, in my defence it was a very busy 3 months!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sandwich of meringue with macerated raspberries, vanilla glaze and tiramisu ice cream

International Incident Eggs Party

Being new to the blogging world I am entering anything I can to attain more experience in blogging and to expand my skills in the kitchen. When I found the International Incident Party I was excited to be involved in something on a global scale. For those who are unfamiliar, the International Incident Party is a monthly online party where bloggers cook a dish based on a theme ingredient and submit their results on the same day and celebrate their successes and pick up a range of fabulous new recipes to try.

This month's theme was eggs so I thought I'd cook one of my favourite desserts but add a bit of a twist to it.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Something yummy for lunch

Imagine a lunch that is light, yet filling and flavoursome; I'm sure a million different images just ran through your head (and your tastebuds' memory) of exotic options and lovely restaurants but this lunch is one you can eat at your desk on a busy day and still feel indulgent... intrigued? find out more

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cocktails and tapas at Subsolo with iFranc and the fabulous Mrs New

Subsolo is one of those places to which you just keep going back. I often find myself gravitating towards it whenever I need to find a venue on the north eastern side of town and had reason to go there again last night when good friend iFranc said he was up for drinks. So I roped in the fabulous Mrs New and tottered there in excitement...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happiness really is a shared Sailors Thai @ Ivy

I've been a fan of the original Sailors Thai at the Rocks for many years so when I heard they had opened at the Ivy needless to say I was rubbing my hands in anticipation. What would they do different? What will be the same? I took the opportunity to try it out when my dear friend iFranc called to say not only was he was in Sydney, but he was free for lunch!