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Monthly Archive for August, 2010

For Christmas last year I received a voucher from my in-laws for the Essential Ingredient Cooking School. It’s fair to say that I absolutely lost it when I was looking through the course guide and found a class hosted by Adriano Zumbo entitled ‘Pastry: Meringue to Macaron’. I immediately booked in and have been eagerly […]

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Saskia and I were very chuffed to be invited to attend a blogger’s session on the opening night of Taste of Melbourne. April has already posted a blow by blow account, so here are some of our highlights of the evening. We arrived to total chaos as the building had been evacuated after the fire […]

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On my morning walk to work I have been watching with interest the development of a new cafe on Gertrude St. Thanks to Where’s the beef (those organised food-hounds), I found out that Sonido was finally open and organised breakfast there post-haste! Sonido is a seriously cute little cafe, decked out with artfully mismatched furniture and shelves filled […]

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Boringly, work has been really crazy lately (hence the somewhat reduced frequency of new blog posts). In addition to feeling like I have neglected the blog a bit, it’s also been a bit a little hard to find time to hang with Mr M. The solution? Mid-week breakfast catch ups with the two of us, […]

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So it seems that this blog is quickly becoming a shrine to David Lebovitz. I do realise that this could get boring for you, dear reader, but, what can I say? His recipes are damned good. I promise to have a break from ‘David talk’ for a couple of weeks. Right after this post. So […]

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    As I have previously mentioned, I recently bought David Lebovitz’s Ready for Dessert. I love sweet things! After an almost disaster with the Daring Baker’s Swiss Roll challenge, Saskia and I whipped up these cookies. I was headed to an afternoon tea and had planned on taking the Swiss Roll, but when things were […]

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July is a time full of family birthdays, with Mr M, my mother then my sister-in-law, C all having birthdays in a row, with a week separating each. When we got together for my mum’s birthday, I naturally offered to do the cake baking, particularly as I was itching to test out my brand new […]

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Up until recently, I had never heard of whoopie pies. However, suddenly the damned things were everywhere on the blog front and even the New York Times explained that whoopie pies are ‘having their moment‘. So what is it? It’s somewhere between a cake and a cookie, sandwiched with frosting. This American treat has its […]

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