Monday, 16 June 2014

Medley of Melbourne in May

Breakfast at 'Hardware Societe'
'La Belle Miette' = HEAVEENNNN! 
Saturday night dinner at 'State Of Grace'  (will do a separate post on this fabulous place also!)

Take care,


so late last week one of my parent's friends dropped up .. to give some JAM DONUTS!
....HOW HAPPY I WAS WHEN I RECIEVED THESE!! Just cheered us up amongst all this winter gloom! I don't remember the last time I ate these.. seriously .. was so wonderful to devour them after so long!! Were so delicious!! Just like the ones we used to get from Queens Market!  Oh the memories.... <3

  Take care,


Bread Pudding

Such a easy dessert to make;great way to use left over stale bread. Here's the recipe I used.


6 slices day-old bread ( I used raisin bread; just whatever stale bread you have laying about)
2 tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup of raisins (Optional)
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
3/4 cup white sugar (personally prefer using brown sugar)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Break bread into small pieces into an 8 inch square baking pan. Drizzle melted butter or margarine over bread. If desired, sprinkle with raisins.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Pour over bread, and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped



Thursday, 12 June 2014

My mother queen's 50th! (Bring on the long weekend devoted to eating)

Last Friday was mother owl's 50th birthday!! (If you didn't figure it out from the photos! :P) So we had to do something for her!! But instead of the typical huge birthday party many people organise; decided to just spend it with the family;just how we like it! And conveniently fell on the Queen's birthday long weekend!!!!! Meaning devoting the whole weekend  :P It sure was manic in the kitchen; trying to prepare dinner before mum came back from a appointment. 1.5 hours to prepare dinner. GAH. Anyway long story short.... it all worked out in the end and my brother and I managed to surprise her (to some degree :P). All that effort sure paid off!

Minus the roast chicken (thank you dad for bringing home take away for the sake of mum not finding out about the dinner AND so I had some extra little time to cook!) :P  I cooked and prepared it all! :3 Being such a slow cook; I was proud of what I managed to get on the table in such a short time! :3

(Will post recipes soon! and photos of what else we got up to that weekend!)

...Happy Birthday Mum