Almond and Raspberry Tart

This dessert has become my go-to entertaining-for-a-crowd dessert.  It is the perfect two-for-one dessert as the tart only requires egg yolks, which means you are left with six egg whites to whip into meringue.  From there you can make a pavlova or individual meringues - whichever you prefer.  It's an economical way to create two desserts out [...]

November 15th, 2015|Food, Food & Entertaining|

Pink Peppercorn Pavlova

I am bringing you today a gorgeous piquant pink peppercorn pavlova (try saying that three times)!  This is a beautifully simple and delicious twist on the usual pavlova.  I first tried it when we moved to Singapore and invited our neighbours over for a barbecue and they brought the dessert.  It was the start of [...]

October 18th, 2015|Food, Food & Entertaining|

Homemade Fruit Bread

When I lived in London and planned my trips back to Melbourne my Mum would always ask if there was anything in particular I would like her to cook.  I always put a request in for apple pie (we would have it for dessert in the evening and I would then eat it cold for breakfast [...]

October 2nd, 2015|Food, Food & Entertaining|

The Perfect Easy Dessert

While I was in the UK over the summer I had one day to spend with my good friend Davina from Paper + White.  She treated me to a perfect British day.  Having moved from her glorious Black and White at the foot of Mt Faber, Davina is now living in a picturesque village in [...]

September 7th, 2015|Food, Food & Entertaining|

Prawn, Pea and Tarragon Salad

Last night after a day that consisted of eating fries, a sandwich that was loaded with cheese and goodness knows what else and then finishing off the weekend with pizza and beer, my body felt sluggish, bloated and pretty gross.  Sunday night is the perfect time to make some new week resolutions - even better [...]

August 24th, 2015|Food, Food & Entertaining|

Vietnamese Chicken Salad

A friend of mine recently returned from a trip to Vietnam.  She is not only a friend but also my 'sometime' photographer and she took some very cool street photography while she was there.  My street photography is non-existent.  I like to think it's because I have two small children who have zero patience for Mummy [...]

August 4th, 2015|Food, Food & Entertaining|

Roasted Carrot, Hummus and Pomegranate Salad

We are back from our wonderful travel adventures abroad.  Singapore has welcomed us with all that we have come to expect from this great city - extreme efficiency at the airport - off the aeroplane and in a taxi within 25 minutes of landing - and hot humid weather.  Not that those two things sum [...]

July 19th, 2015|Food|

Fresh Summer Drinks

The weather in Singapore continues to be hot hot hot.  If you live elsewhere in the world you could be forgiven for thinking the weather in Singapore is always the same...I guess compared to other countries it is.  But when you live here the smallest change in temperature or humidity can feel significant.  And recently [...]

June 28th, 2015|Food, Food & Entertaining|

Roasted Cauliflower & Hazelnut Salad

After a little hiatus, I have been straying back towards my favourite Middle Eastern flavours again recently. This week it has been all about roasted cauliflower salad.  Being the daughter of British parents, growing up my only experience of cauliflower was 'cauliflower cheese'.  I used to love it but mainly for the cheese sauce (to be [...]

June 24th, 2015|Food, Food & Entertaining|

Cake Fit for a Queen

It's the Queens birthday...well, actually, I'm not sure it's her actual birthday but everyone in Australia will be getting a long weekend this weekend to celebrate anyway.  Here in Singapore we will not be getting a day off, but I thought the least I could do was mark the occasion with a cake fit for a Queen...the [...]

June 4th, 2015|Food, Food & Entertaining|