According to Elaine Young, head chocolatier at Cacao Fine Chocolate Melbourne, the perfect Tart Au Chocolat is a combination of a silky smooth ganache, a golden crisp short crust and a simple garnish of cocoa powder for aesthetic pleasure. Last week I took Elaine’s class in a quest to learn [...]
And so begins the official wedding season in Melbourne…This post is dedicated to my gorgeous friend and bride to be Lynzi – and her man of the hour, Tamen.
My first wedding of the year kicked off with my cousins Greek wedding in September and I have at few more [...]
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of a visit and some Aunty sitting duties with my niece and nephew aged 6 and 3. When I suggested we make monster cakes with green slime and exploding eyeballs in honour of Halloween, the excitement of my favourite little monsters was palpable.
In April this year, I travelled to Vietnam and aimed to lose myself amongst its tastes, culture and history while completing a food writing course with the Australian Writers Centre. Towards the end of our nine day food odyssey around Vietnam, we left the maze like streets and swarms of [...]
When I started blogging just over 12 months ago, it was mostly a hobby. My passion for food was ignited a few years earlier in listening to the stories of my then partners parents escape from apartheid for a new life, learning to ‘smoke the masala’ – an essential step [...]
This past week, I flew to the Gold Coast to attend the annual Problogger Training Event. Emerging off the plane from a bleak Melbourne morning to the above turquoise surf, soft sand between my toes and my face being kissed with warm sunshine, the excitement was palpable. This [...]Continue Reading →
This time last year, I was at the airport hardly able to contain my excitement as I waited for a flight to NYC, fulfilling a long time wish to feel Central Park’s green grass between my toes, traverse new neighbourhoods, eat my way through hidden basement restaurants, experience [...]Continue Reading →
I love middle eastern food. The balance of spices – cinnamon, cumin, cardamon and fresh ginger, the sweet stickiness of apricots, currants and soft buttered onion, the crunch of pine nuts, roasted almonds, pistachios and coriander, the tang of tangine and the smooth tahini yoghurt and persian goats feta.
Many [...]Continue Reading →
What a difference a year makes! Ive been so busy lately that I almost let a whole year of My Square Frying Pan sneak by me without noticing.
I started blogging just over a year ago as a hobby, somewhere to cultivate my love of cooking [...]Continue Reading →
This lovely bowl of pho above and below stands as my all time favourite from my entire recent trip around Vietnam. This Pho Bo (Beef Noodle Soup) came from a little kerbside eatery recommended to me as a personal favourite of the receptionist at the hotel I was staying at [...]Continue Reading →