Yoghurt dough pizza scrolls

Yoghurt Dough Pizza Scrolls

It’s been a busy start to 2017! Our little munchkin, Freya, started “big” school (kindergarten), Dadda went on his overseas trip for work which resulted in a three-week absence (yes, that was hard yakka), and renovations commenced here at home for our cooking studio (renovations are also hard yakka, but I’m excited!).  It’s all systems go! Despite the…

Torta del nonna recipe

Torta della Nonna

Torta della Nonna literally translates to ‘grandmother’s cake’.  It’s a delicate Italian shortcrust pastry which encases silky soft crème patisserie and topped with pine nuts. Traditionally known as a Florentine dessert, but then again, everyone’s nonna claims it as their own, making it slightly different. This dessert brings me back to my childhood, where Italian…

honey-butter-nuts-seeds-semifreddo-recipe

Honey Butter Nuts & Seeds Semifreddo

My absolute favourite summer & Christmas dessert is Semifreddo. It’s an Italian style semi-cold treat – its not gelato or ice cream, but more like a frozen mousse. It is a close chic cousin. It is made using only a few ingredients – mainly egg yolks, egg whites and pouring cream, however further ingredients can…

Banana Bread with Walnuts

Whenever I have 3 overripe bananas I make this quick and easy loaf that is so popular with the family. Hubby will actually hint during breakfast, “I see 3 overripe bananas in the fruit bowl, Mumma!”.  I mostly respond with “well you better eat them before they go completely off!”  We laugh it off knowing that I’ll…

Review: Hobart, Tasmania

Hobart is truly a foodies destination. My third visit happened early July this year, with a few good friends (yes, kids & hubby free) celebrating a whole host of things, but mainly hitting our 40’s. As I write this, I realised that it was just over 4 weeks ago, yet my little monkeys are like…

Du Liban Marrickville

REVIEW: Du Liban, Marrickville

Du Liban means ‘From Lebanon’ in French. Why then is this Lebanese bakery & coffee roaster named in French?  I don’t know the answer to that, but my guess is the influence of French fare on an otherwise, Lebanese & Middle Eastern menu. The obscure location, tucked away on a small industrial street of Marrickville,…