Gather in the Green

Gather on the Green

To stumble upon a great cafe is like winning the lotto! Ok maybe not the lotto (not that I’d know what that felt like anyway), but for someone who loves food (like me), it comes close. A few weeks ago, we did just that!  We were driving around Camperdown biding time before picking up a…

Cornersmith

Cornersmith

True to the name, Cornersmith sits on the corner of Illawarra Road & Petersham Road, and focuses on local & small scale craft (fare). The cafe is small making seating very limited.  We arrived early on a Sunday morning (around 8am) and were lucky to snab the last available table.  By the time we left,…

Cafe Sydney Restaurant Review

Cafe Sydney

Location, location, location! This restaurant, without doubt, has the best location in Sydney. It is situated on the rooftop of the historic Custom House building at Circular Quay.  Consequently, the harbour views are spectacular! Cafe Sydney has been in operation now for 16 years and (after dining here twice both for lunch) I can understand…

Fig Jam Biscuits

Fig Jam Biscuits

I recently found a scrumptious biscuit recipe for Spiced Fig Jam Drops in The Gourmet Traveller. The recipe appealed to me for a number of reasons; it looked mouthwatering, I love biscuits (especially ones with jam as the centrepiece), appeared easy to prepare, and required a component of homemade fig jam – something I have…

Fig & Almond Tart

Fig & Almond Tart

You have probably noticed whilst shopping at growers markets and/or fruit shops that figs are currently in season. They are available from December till February, with some varieties obtainable till April.  You will more often see the purplish skin figs (a medium sized pear-shaped fruit with a red flesh), a variety known as the Black…

Semifreddo al torrone e cioccolato

Semifreddo al torrone e cioccolato

Semifreddo translates to semi-frozen in Italian. It is an Italian frozen (ice-cream) dessert which doesn’t involve the use of an ice-cream machine.  The flavours here are nougat (torrone) and chocolate (cioccolato). The first time I ever made semifreddo (as a teenager) I remember thinking – how easy is this to make! I quickly included it…