Banana Muffin

It seems like I picked the perfect time to missed all weddings, engagement parties, pregnancy celebrations and birth when I was away in Sydney. I knew I couldn’t make up my absence, so I baked this muffin instead and sent them to my loved ones. I love the simplicity of this muffin and the way…

Homemade Life by Molly W

I’m pretty sure my past self was half insane to even think Homemade Life by Molly W is boring. I want to hit her in the head with a pan. How could you? I would demanded. To say it was a good book was an understatement. Now I understand where she got all her awards!…

The Perfect Chocolate Cake

The way I see it, looking for the perfect chocolate cake is like looking for the perfect man. I don’t think they exist at all; but still, a girl can dream. And oh, do I dream. With the right balance of melted chocolate and cocoa powder, my perfect chocolate cake should have a deep, rich…

Mojo

My kitchen mojo is currently taking a vacation. I suspect she is still in Sydney, enjoying the breath taking combination of the greens of royal botanical garden, gray steel of the bridge and shimmering blue water. In return, my chocolate cakes have been out from the kitchen and went straight to the dumpsters. They sunk,…

Parade of Umbrellas

I woke up to the sound of whirling winds and the sky puking water.The sky was sad, dark grey. Talk about depressing. I just knew I had to gear up. Last time it was raining like this, I was soaking wet from the tip of my hair to the tip of my toes. Working with…

Wishing you…

Lit up your cigarette or chomp down organic muesli bar, pour steaming hot water to either pitch black coffee or calming brown of tea, crack those eggs or hear the music of cereal dancing around the bowl. Do whatever you want, but have a hearty breakfast and enjoy Monday! Bondi Beach beauty to get us…

Cold, then hot and fresh oysters

See the full gallery on Posterous Oh, hi! Hello there. Yes, I’m good thank you. How you doing? I guess from the lack of post you can see that I’m settling here in Sydney. Out all weekend doing touristy stuff and eat and walk and walk and walk till my legs feel like it’s coming…

Banana Tarte Tatin

        I went home yesterday and immediately the smell of something burning hit my nostrils. My inner alarm spiked up- what’s wrong? Mrs. H (My host mother) is an incredible cook, there is no way she would burn something. I walked down to the kitchen and found her cutting up bananas, setting…

Soo……

So what’s going on in Sydney? So far I have: 1. Took exactly 1.546 photos 2. Got lost in Sydney CBD3. Lots of melts down and freaking out4. Went to two cupcake stores 5. Took the wrong ferry and have to walk such a looooooonnnggggg way to look for Luna Park6. Went to wine festival…

Dreamy Eggs

  The thing to keep in mind in learning how to cook is it doesn’t have to be complicated.  Simple flavors, simple technique, can blow you away. I even say the simplest flavors are the best, because we don’t really mess them much from what the Mother Nature has given us. Coming from a tropical…