As the sun is finally out and spoiling us with a hint of spring, we are going on a picnic.
So I had a brilliant idea for toasted date and walnut, banana bread ice-cream sandwiches with cinnamon ice-cream and date caramel sauce.
Decadent desserts have been a top priority of mine, pretty much since birth.
I have been busily beavering away in the kitchen cooking up all my favourite Christmas treats to bring you The Epicurean Architect Hampers!
I was fortunate to have a weekend away with beautiful girlfriends in Byron Bay over the last few days. Everyone raves about Byron, the food, the beaches, the hinterlands and the warm and kind people. Byron has a way of attracting all the best parts of Australia to one spot, like a mini microclimate of everything I love about Australia.
For my father’s 70th birthday, I set to creating a cake that embodied all his favourite indulgences – red wine, dried fruit, nuts and dark chocolate to create a Mulled wine poached pear, hazelnut and cinnamon cake with dark chocolate ganache.
There has been a lot happening in our world over the last month. We have moved. Not just house but country!
Welcome my fellow foragers, Victoria here with my midweek musings. I woke this morning to an ephemeral mist settling over Sydney Harbour casting a violet hue to everything it touched. It put me in a blue mood – lets clarify – not a drag your feet on the floor, heave and sigh all the time mood, but just set indigo, violet and midnight on the mind.
I have a fig tree. A buxom, billowy fig tree. We have a tumultuous relationship as I do with all my green, leafy friends.
I am a huge fan of Messina Gelato. Yeah, yeah, who isn’t, move on, you say. Well I will explain why – its Messina’s complexity of flavours that lures me in every time.