• Adventures in naughty and nice food in as many locations as possible


Grapefruit pull-apart bread

As I tried to clean out my cupboards before I moved away from Australia, I discovered that I had a couple packets of yeast that I didn’t want to go to waste.  In retrospect, these packets of yeast cost about 1 dollar at most and the effort that I went through to get rid of … Continue reading


Spiced applesauce cake

In between my last blog entry and now, I’ve packed up my entire life in Australia and have temporarily moved back to the states before my big move to London in a few months.  Thus I am rather behind on all the farewell food I made for various people in my last week in Australia, … Continue reading


Funfetti “sundae” cupcakes

I sit here on my last Sunday night in Sydney feeling a bit despondent to leave such an incredible place and such a formative experience behind me, albeit for many  new exciting adventures.  So I thought it would be appropriate to write about funfetti cupcakes because they are the happiest kind of cupcake.  (Yes, cupcakes … Continue reading


Gorgeous gastronomy at Gastro Park

A couple weeks ago, a dear chef friend of mine and I had an absolutely stunning farewell lunch at Gastro Park.  The place has two hats but honestly in my opinion it is completely on par with the three hatted restaurants in town (of which there are very few).  Its location is interesting because it’s … Continue reading


Berry baked oatmeal

To continue on my little breakfast theme, let’s move on to a breakfast food that is often overlooked: oatmeal.  Oatmeal is a delightful nutritious (at least most of the time, depending on what you put in it) breakfast that’s especially good when it’s a bit cooler out.  It’s a great comfort food for me, but … Continue reading


Apple scones

For a recent farewell to a colleague, I decided to branch out from my typical cookies and bake some scones instead.  I’d had this recipe bookmarked on my computer for ages and it’s so simple that I am really not sure why I hadn’t made it before now.  I haven’t thought of making scones this … Continue reading


Mexican at Mamasita

My last domestic trip in Australia was last week (how has the end of my time here crept up so fast?!) so of course I had to have one more dinner out in Melbourne.  I’ve been to a fair number of places in the city centre there but hadn’t been to Mamasita yet because honestly … Continue reading


Green minestrone with chickpeas and lemon

So I did say a few blog entries ago that I was over making soup for a while, but when I was perusing the latest edition of the lovely Gourmet Traveler magazine at my hotel on my latest trip to Melbourne, this recipe just jumped out at me and I couldn’t resist.  I have been … Continue reading


Strawberry banana bread

As I’ve mentioned a few times, due to all my visitors and general traveling around, I’ve actually completed a woefully small amount of new baking endeavours in the past couple of months.  I keep revisiting old baking and cooking favourites instead of trying out new recipes.  However, I’d been meaning to tackle a new banana … Continue reading


Chocolate ganache cake balls

My third birthday in Australia recently came and went and it was without a doubt the best one I’ve experienced here.  No birthday is complete without copious amounts of baked goods of course, and add in my best friend’s visit and there was really a steady stream of baking occurring throughout (although honestly I was … Continue reading


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