OMG I love dumplings. I think I could have them for every meal. Welcome to RegularRandom – sorry I’m a day late, but today (Monday) feels like Sunday since it’s a Public Holiday here for the Queen’s Birthday. Let’s get the rules out of the way: choose a subject spend 5 minutes photographing that subject…Read More
RegularRandom – 5 Minutes with a Leaning Cupcake
So sorry for missing last week! I was travelling and it completely slipped my mind! Dx. Welcome to this week’s RegularRandom, where we spend just 5 minutes with an object, interacting with it as little as possible, and photographing it from as many angles and perspectives as you can – all within 5 minutes!…Read More
Tea Time #12
If you didn’t know, Justine at Eclectic Odds n Sods hosts a Tea Time Tuesday event each month. This month she featured some chocolate tea – you should take a look! My tea time this month is from the café in the lobby of my latest favourite hotel in Melbourne (The Larwill Studio). We had…Read More
Strawberries and Cream Cake (TeaTime#11)
My family visited me today. Dad mowed the lawn while mum and I trimmed the hedge on the driveway and did some tidying in the garden. I made this cake this morning for us to have for afternoon tea and thought that it would make a nice addition to Justine’s Tea Party. It’s a Strawberries and…Read More
Highest of High Teas
For Justine’s Eclectic Corner #10 Tea Time Event, I am bringing us a decadent and elegant high tea. Last weekend was a weekend full of celebrations – my best friend’s birthday dinner, drinks, lunch the next day, shopping, and then we celebrated her mum’s birthday on the Sunday with High Tea. What a beautiful high…Read More
Tea(?!) for Two
For Justine’s Eclectic Teatime #8, I am bringing along a different kind of deliciousness. She did warn you that it can get a bit wild! I met with a friend for a drink before dinner in a little bar in Glebe (Sydney) sometime last year. We tried a local beer and it was served…Read More
Tea (Coffee) Party
I’m again joining Justine’s Tea Party and bringing one of my favourite coffees – the affogato. This delicious little concoction is a scoop (or 2) of ice cream with a shot (or 2) of hot espresso. Affogato is Italian for drowned, so let’s drown our ice cream in coffee – yum! Don’t forget to use…Read More
A croquembouche for tea?
If you haven’t had tea with Justine yet, you’re missing out. Today (a day late!), I’m bringing a special birthday cake to Justine’s Tea Time #3 – always a fun event, with some delicious recipes, teas, cakes, and other assorted goodies 🙂 My croquembouche was a surprise gift from my parents for my most recent (milestone)…Read More
Christmas Tea with Justine (Rehab19)
For Justine’s Tea Time #2, I am bringing some Christmas goodies made by my Mama for Christmas. She makes these every year and they are delicious (except the fruit mince pies, I don’t like them, but my family tells me they are scrumptious). We have the fruit mince pies, chocolate crackles, apricot balls, rum balls…Read More
Maple Pecan Granola (Rehab4)
Ok, today I’ve combined Photo101 Rehab with this recipe that I wanted to share with you. I love this granola – it’s a Martha Stewart recipe that I’ve tweaked slightly. It’s so good. I made it a few Christmases ago and bottled it for my friends and they all returned the empty bottles asking for a…Read More
Just Thursday: What Gets You Going in the AM?
I’m joining the Just Thursday Blog Hop, which you can find here. For me, it’s definitely coffee! Whether at home or in a hotel (which is pretty often) I definitely need a coffee to get me going. I usually have one coffee straight up with my puppy, Gidget and she has her coffee, which is…Read More
Photo101Weekend3: Hone Your Eye?
I’m not sure I’ve really addressed the brief today, but I wanted to try my hand at photographing food with a little more panache than usual. I’d like to have a go at styling and setting up a food “scene” sometime soon, but today I concentrated on the food itself, the composition and cropping to…Read More