Archive | August, 2011

Pork Satay with Pickled Cucumber Salad

When I lived in Vietnam, I spent a lot of time hanging out at a very dodgy backpacker lodge in Hanoi strangely titled ‘A-Z Queens Café.’ I still ponder the relevance this place had to the English alphabet or the Queen? Nonetheless, the one asset ‘A-Z’ had was its tiny balcony that allowed backpackers like […]

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A Day in the Life of a Privileged Apprentice …

Last week I attempted being an apprentice for a day, as if Masterchef wasn’t enough? The team at Ezard were happy to have me on board to show me the ropes around their kitchen and I helped out where I could. I was quite happy to be presented with a box full of baby globe […]

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The Frozen Baklava

If I was stuck on a desert island and I was allowed to take a never-ending supply of one thing, I would take ice cream. Hopefully it would be a never-ending supply of constantly changing flavoured ice cream because I honestly love it all! When creating this dish I originally thought to make an ice […]

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A Winter Warming Soup

I don’t really understand people that love winter. Well, people who love winter in Melbourne anyway. The novelty of snuggling in front of an open fireplace, or in my case electric heater, wears thin in about 45 minutes. Give me a pair of thongs, the smell of coconut and hot sun any day. But holding […]

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Thanks a million!

I can not begin to thankyou all enough for the gorgeous comments and emails that I have received since my elimination on Tuesday night. It really is quite overwhelming and I wish I had the time to reply to each of you individually. It’s very nice to receive such positive feedback and support from fans […]

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Welcome

Hello Everyone! Welcome to my new blog, a place to keep in touch, share recipe ideas and of course have a few laughs. A huge thanks to everyone who has supported me throughout the past three months on Masterchef, what a wild ride! It’s been insanely exhilarating and I feel very fortunate to have had such […]

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Son in Law Eggs

There are a few theories as to why these delectable deep fried eggs drizzled with a sticky Thai sauce are indeed called ‘Son in Law Eggs.’ Some suggest a son in law once cooked them to impress his mother in law, a more scandalous speculation (and the one I like more) is that if a mother […]

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Battle of the Corn

Battle of the Corn It seems my obsession with food may be verging on unhealthy. Not in the sense that I eat unhealthy food (well, sometimes…) but I question how many sane people out there would cut there relaxing holiday in balmy far north Queensland short because they felt like eating Japanese food from Izakaya […]

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Mexican Corn on the Cob

Mamasita means ‘hot babe’ in Spanish. It’s also the name of the hottest Mexican restaurant in Melbourne and if the corn on the cob they serve up daily was a person, it would surely be the hottest babe ever. As you may have guessed I love corn. Almost as much as I love eggs. Almost. I […]

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Welcome

Hello Everyone! Welcome to my new blog, a place to keep in touch, share recipe ideas and of course have a few laughs. A huge thanks to everyone who has supported me throughout the past three months on Masterchef, what a wild ride! It’s been insanely exhilarating and I feel very fortunate to have had such […]

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