Hot raspberry scented milk

Hot raspberry scented milk

When we were in San Francisco recently we took a wander around the delightful farmers market in the ferry building. While there we discovered this great cheese shop which had a milk bar and cafe attached – The Cowgirl Creamery Sidekick (cute name huh?). The menu sounded so good that we stopped for breakfast and sampled a (rather large) selection of delicious cheesy sandwiches, including …






Petersham Nurseries

Petersham Nurseries

We are back from our lovely honeymoon and I thought I would share a few of our favourite things from the trip with you. My first favourite is Petersham Nurseries in London. Until recently, this Michelin-starred cafe, nestled in greenhouses amongst pretty flowers and gardens, was the domain of Skye Gyngell. However for Spring/Summer this year, Greg Malouf has taken the reins in the kitchen, …






Chocolate peanut butter milkshakes

Chocolate peanut butter milkshakes

I have waaayyy more of a savoury tooth than a sweet one but there is just something about the combination of peanut butter and chocolate that I can’t resist. These milkshakes are super more-ish and can even be made in advance and frozen in individual serves (in snap-lock bags or tupperware), ready for a lazy sunny afternoon. Chocolate peanut butter milkshakes 3 cups milk 1/2 …






Cool things to do with wooden cutlery

Cool things to do with wooden cutlery

I love our wooden cutlery just the way it is, but some days I think maybe it would be nice to inject it with a little extra personality. As I am not as crafty as I would like, this seems to be an easy way to get some DIY into my life. So I scoured pinterest and found the following inspiration to customise my cutlery. …






Red onion and fennel marmalade

Red onion and fennel marmalade

This is a good wintery, savoury marmalade which works well with chicken, pork, beef, sausages, or on pizzas, cheeseboards and sandwiches to name a few. It will keep for months in the fridge. Red onion and fennel marmalade 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced 4 large red onions, thinly sliced 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary 1 teaspoon sea salt …






Candied spiced nuts

Candied spiced nuts

We made these delicious candied spiced nuts for our wedding guests to nibble on when they arrived at the reception. They are a delectable combination of spicy, salty and sweet, and pair perfectly with an ice-cold beer or cider. The nuts were individually packaged up in kraft paper bags and sealed with apple green bakers twine. To make punching the holes easier I used a …






Homemade XOXO wrapping paper

Homemade XOXO wrapping paper

So I made some cute wrapping paper this week and it was sooo simple. Well that might be an exaggeration. Let’s clear that up – I stamped some cute wrapping paper this week. Wouldn’t this be cute for Valentine’s day or a wedding pressie? Anyway it did make me think that the options are endless really. I see gifts with names stamped on them for …






Feijoa cooler cocktail

Feijoa cooler cocktail

I mentioned in the last post that we had made a signature cocktail for our wedding – a feijoa cooler – so I thought I would give you the recipe and you can try it out at home Feijoa Cooler   1 1/4 cups fizzy lemonade 1 cup feijoa lemonade (we used Charlie’s but not to worry if you can’t get this, you can just …






Our wedding

When the sun went down

So I have decided that my first ever post is going to be about a pretty awesome day I had earlier this year – our wedding! Also, we are about to head off on our honeymoon, to Europe and Mexico for 6 weeks, so I wanted to get a little post in before we left. (e+e shoppers – don’t worry! I have a lovely girl …