Review: Willow and Spoon

Breakfast can be a tricky meal to eat out for I find, particularly on a Sunday.  Restaurants and cafe’s are always busy and so many places serve standard variations of bacon and eggs, fruit toast and maybe pancakes or waffles.  It can get boring, the eggs are either over or under cooked….this list can go…

Cinnamon Bun… with a twist

This is a much loved recipe of mine.   I fell in love with these cinnamon buns (bullar) in Sweden back in my teens when I lived there.  The spiced soft bread with the crunchy sugary bits were delish with coffee and a staple in every home I visited in the year that I lived…

Easter Chocolate Hot Cross Buns…Take 1

This time last year I was planning to make hot cross buns for the first time ever… and for some reason that eludes me it just never quite happened.   I was dreaming of a spicy light textured bread, filled with plump sultana’s that filled the house with a wonderful aroma’s whilst they were baking….

changing kitchens…

Is there anything more challenging to a cook than changing kitchens? I’m beginning to think not. My absence from this blog has mainly been due to us moving house (I promise I haven’t forgotten about you) and as a consequence me not really having the inspiration or energy, let alone the tools to be cooking…

Review: Bagel Nook Brisbane

Sometimes it’s just the right time to have  a bagel for lunch.  Bagels are not a common bread in Australia, so finding a good one can actually be  a bit of a mission.  They tend to be bread like just shaped in a circle, which really defeats the purpose when you are craving the chewy…

Review: Mr & Mrs G…. of course we had to try it!

Recently we were looking for somewhere nice to have a pre-dinner drink in the city.  So when we saw the name of this Brisbane Riverside Bar we could hardly go past it.  To explain, both my partner and myself have surnames that start with G… and we have recently formed a business/company of the name…

Labna: soft homemade cheese to take away the rainy blues

Like most people in South East Queensland, we found ourselves cooped up for the long weekend.    What would traditionally be a sunny long weekend on the beach or in someones backyard, got sidelined by an ex-cyclone named Oswald! (I do love the names that they come up with for these things!)   I’m counting my blessings…

Crepes with Cherry Chocolate Sauce

That box of cherries is definitley a gift that keeps on giving.   Being a long weekend, we took the time to have some hot breakfasts together, rather than a rushed piece of toast as I dash out the door for the train.   Pancakes for me are always one of those treat breakfasts.  They really don’t…

Review: Reception Coffee Bar

First day back at work for the week and it was an early start for our regular weekly planner. I thought I had no time for brekky before I left for work, but as I discovered the upside of driving on the first week in January is that traffic is still not being back to…

Discovering Australian grown garlic in my local supermarket

I’m all so grateful for discovering….. Australian Garlic in my local supermarket.   I love the mellow flavour this garlic has, the size of the cloves and the lovely colour of the bulb.  It’s a very welcome member of my kitchen by comparison with its sterile unnatural looking chinese import that is usually the only option…