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High Tea with a Touch of Swag – Bursaria Style at Abbotsford Convent
May 5, 2013 – 10:50 am | 28 Comments
High Tea with a Touch of Swag – Bursaria Style at Abbotsford Convent

A few Saturdays ago, we took advantage of the last breath of warm weather and took off on an impromptu long drive to the Yarra Valley. We visited the beautiful Yering Station vineyard where there …

{LIVE from Paris} How to make Grown Ups Lemon and Frangelico Drizzle Cake
February 26, 2013 – 1:16 am | 45 Comments
{LIVE from Paris} How to make Grown Ups Lemon and Frangelico Drizzle Cake

Once upon a taaame, there lived a man, a man that never quite understood what it meant to follow a recipe step by step. He liked to remix recipes and Lemon Drizzle Cake was no …

The Chocolate Ice Cream Party and a Filipino BBQ
January 27, 2013 – 10:23 am | 43 Comments
The Chocolate Ice Cream Party and a Filipino BBQ

Food Bloggers come up with some really whack yet oh so freakin brilliant ideas. Ideas that may not necessarily be good for the body, but brilliant nonetheless. It’s a good thing some of us don’t …

Your Top 5 Eats of THA Moment? Trippy Fries + Food Rehab Mobile App Released
September 23, 2012 – 12:44 pm | 33 Comments
Your Top 5 Eats of THA Moment? Trippy Fries + Food Rehab Mobile App Released

Munchaaay, Munchaaay! That was the sweet sound of the last few moons, as food, or should I say, good food acted as my parachute, saving me from potential bouts of ‘cray cray. ‘ I’m telling …

The Ginormous English Berry Trifle Recipe (remix)
December 9, 2011 – 9:55 am | 36 Comments
The Ginormous English Berry Trifle Recipe (remix)

I’m no alcoholic ( I swear!) but I do love me some Frangelico once in a while and when it came to making an English Trifle, I found any reason to somehow infuse it into …

Geektastic Supernova Comic-Con + Asian Dessert House, Passionflower CBD
July 10, 2011 – 3:28 pm | 54 Comments
Geektastic Supernova Comic-Con + Asian Dessert House, Passionflower CBD

I must have been hiding underneath a rock because I knew nothing about Supernova until this year. My dream has always been to attend the New York Comic-Con. A friend of mine (who is also  …

The Ruler of Melbourne’s Doughnutsville + Food Rehab now on Facebook
April 17, 2011 – 11:38 am | 41 Comments
The Ruler of Melbourne’s Doughnutsville + Food Rehab now on Facebook

This has been hot in conversation for some time now and I can see why. Hot jam doughnuts in Melbourne are like Pretzels in New York. It’s a local tradition and is part of our …

International Feast Party
April 3, 2011 – 11:39 am | 43 Comments
International Feast Party

Sitting within the confines of my work cubicle one day, I was suffering extreme bouts of hunger that couldn’t be satisfied. It was actually brought on after looking at photos of deliciousness from my trip …

WIN 5 tubs of Ben & Jerry’s Ice-cream!
July 2, 2010 – 11:48 am | 73 Comments
WIN 5 tubs of Ben & Jerry’s Ice-cream!

Ben & Jerry’s. One of the oldest and most memorable ice-cream brands I know of. Could it be the catchy name, the brightly coloured take-home tubs or the cleverly marketed Free Cone Days running annually since …

Taste bud pampering in Tasmania
March 30, 2010 – 9:07 am | 31 Comments
Taste bud pampering in Tasmania

Tasmania. Tassie. Tazza. What an amazing state. Although, just a warning, beware of the wildlife on the roads. I noted down the amount of times I saw roadkill: 50 times.

Exactly one year ago, during a typical …

Breakfast indigestion: Porgie + Mr Jones, Mr Tulk and Snow Pony
March 12, 2010 – 11:53 am | 16 Comments
Breakfast indigestion: Porgie + Mr Jones, Mr Tulk and Snow Pony

Breakfast or dinner? I don’t know what your preference is, but I find myself torn between a weekend breakfast out or going out for dinner.
During summer, there’s nothing better than dragging your weary self …

Recipe Time: Mango & Soursop Jelly Jelly Crush
February 10, 2010 – 8:36 pm | 12 Comments
Recipe Time: Mango & Soursop Jelly Jelly Crush

Damn this heat. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all up for balmy summer days…just not during a hard working week!
Back at my desk after a lunchtime stroll, the sweat starts to creep in. I …

Little Indulgences around the world, in 1 day
December 6, 2009 – 3:32 pm | 22 Comments
Little Indulgences around the world, in 1 day

Eating my way around the world in one day. I’m clearly insane. Hmm. Is that even possible? Well, if lip-syncing throughout a whole concert is deemed fine these days, then hell yeah!
Some friends of …

Recipe Time: Chocolate Fix Cookies
November 29, 2009 – 5:41 pm | 11 Comments
Recipe Time: Chocolate Fix Cookies

A teaser or a pleaser? That’s the eighty thousand dollar question. As with many of you, I’ve always had this issue with food. Unfortunately, being a foodaholic means being extremely fussy about what you eat …

Recipe Time: Frenchy Filipino Toast
November 1, 2009 – 3:37 pm | 13 Comments
Recipe Time: Frenchy Filipino Toast

ALRIGHT. I admit it. I‘ve eaten at far too many eateries that I’ve neglected Recipe Time, choosing the luxury of being served as opposed to cleaning up the messy trail I leave behind in the …

The Tastebud Travels- Green Eggs to the infamous Vanilla Slice in Sorrento
October 6, 2009 – 1:00 am | 3 Comments
The Tastebud Travels- Green Eggs to the infamous Vanilla Slice in Sorrento

Where did I go?
This month, my taste buds took me to Sorrento. A hugely popular Victorian holiday destination on the Mornington Peninsula. Known for its beaches, cafes and historic buildings. The nearby beaches at …

Babka Bakery
September 8, 2009 – 9:58 am | 4 Comments
Babka Bakery

Intro: As the queue grew, so did my hunger pains
Details: 358 Brunswick St Fitzroy, 3065 (03) 9416 0091
Surroundings: An abundance of freshly baked goodies show themselves off as if they were in a cat …

The Tastebud Travels: Lake House to the Chocolate Mill
August 29, 2009 – 6:58 am | 6 Comments
The Tastebud Travels: Lake House to the Chocolate Mill

Lake House

Intro: To think that it all began with a spa at Hepburn Springs…luckily, things don’t usually go to plan

The Story: So in between playing with my new kitten, skiing and eating at Mt Buller, …

The Cupcake Battles: The Cupcake Bakery VS Little Cupcakes
August 7, 2009 – 8:34 am | 14 Comments
The Cupcake Battles: The Cupcake Bakery VS Little Cupcakes

What’s the big deal?
The mad about muffins saga had begun when I was 8. I started making snacks for school from branded cake mixes of course. Growing up being obsessed with cartoons and comics (Disney, …

Fleischer Continental Cakes
July 23, 2009 – 7:08 am | 11 Comments
Fleischer Continental Cakes

Intro: Traditional European delicacies – plum butter cake took hostage over tastebuds
Fleischer has been around for many years and is a local staple in Malvern. I still recall the amount of times I used …

Ajisen Ramen
May 15, 2009 – 2:52 pm | No Comment
Ajisen Ramen

Intro: Funky Jap joint delivers a stonegroove with their green tea ice cream.
Details: 130 Bourke Street Melbourne 9662 1100
Surroundings: Funky, chocolate wooden benches and backless chairs.
UPDATE: Check out my latest review on their Ramen …

Heavenly Scones Brother Jon’s Cafe
April 12, 2009 – 11:22 am | 5 Comments
Heavenly Scones Brother Jon’s Cafe

Intro: Please do not cut them open. Simply break them apart with your hands and smell the aroma

Details: 349 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd Sassafras, VIC 3787 (03) 9755 2081

Surroundings: Brother Jons is …