Thursday, 31 October 2013

Sticky Honey Soy Chicken Wings

Are you a drumstick or a flat person? I've found when it comes to wings, you're either one or the other. Personally I'm a drumstick girl; it's ever so slightly easier to eat in a daintier fashion. Although I suppose the concept of daintiness doesn't exactly go hand in hand with the act of eating chicken wings. These wings are so easy to make, they don't need to be marinated for ages and are a total hit with just about everyone that encounters them! They're great party guests; you can make an absolute truckload with no effort at all. Once you try these, you'll never buy those sugary pre-marinated chicken pieces at your local deli counter again. 

Secret Cake Club Perth @ The Ingredient Tree, Wembley

 Last Sunday, I attended my first Secret Cake Club event. I'd found out about it through Twitter and spent the month beforehand, counting down the days. This month's theme was History, which could be interpreted as a baked good from a historical recipe or a delicacy from your own personal history. I was beyond excited! I loved the idea of a clandestine baking club getting together to eat afternoon tea every few weeks. I don't have many friends that are into baking so I was looking for people who would understand when I geek out over the merits of Italian Meringue Buttercream. If you're in the same boat then look no further, because these are your people!

Monday, 28 October 2013

Garlic & Chilli Labneh (Strained Yoghurt)

I have an unhealthy obsession with Greek yoghurt. Truth. I always have a big tub of it in my fridge and I'm constantly finding delicious new uses for this miracle dairy product! It's my secret ingredient for moist cakes, it's an awesome, healthy substitute for sour cream on tacos and nachos or stir in some garlic and herbs to make a truly yummy vegetable dip. I've even heard that it makes an excellent hair mask but I'm usually too busy eating it for breakfast to have enough for my hurr! Read on for my recipe for labneh!

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Matte vs Glossy Mani Tutorial

As Perth finally heads into it's most glorious time of year; summer, I thought I'd give moody winter nails one last hurrah before giving in to 6 months of neons brights and pretty pastels. Today's tutorial is super duper quick and easy and all you need is a matte topcoat. You could even use this to refresh a fading mani! The effect is very subtle but unfortunately, as anyone who's used a matte polish before will know, short-lived. Hand creams, body lotion and generally living your life tends to dull the matte effect. Boo! And for those lucky enough to reside somewhere that truly appreciates the sanctity of Halloween; wouldn't this be an awesome mani to get you into the Halloween spirit? Read on for the tutorial!

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Review: Miss Kitty's Saloon

Last night my friend A and I ventured out to the wilds of Inglewood for a long overdue catch up and to check out the western themed restaurant du jour; Miss Kitty's Saloon. The restaurant is about 10-15 minutes out of the city and there's a parking lot behind the complex as well as lots of street parking. The menu is quite small and features a LOT of pork and deep fried decadence. It is a Canadian/American inspired bar so when in Rome... order the Chilli Cheese Fries! The menu had quite a few tapas-esque dishes to encourage sharing so that's exactly what we did!

Instant Gratification Brownies

Once, during my younger, less dignified days, I had a chocolate craving so intense I actually sucked the chocolate coating off a jar of chocolate covered peanuts. Sad to say, I left the nuts in the jar to be consumed by an unfortunate bystander. I'm not proud of it. Luckily, I now have this awesome recipe up my sleeve for when the chocolate haze descends! I've discussed my love of one bowl recipes before and this definitely qualifies. All you need is a microwave, a brownie pan and a spatula. Amazingly, this  recipe doesn't use melted chocolate as many brownie recipes do. Instead, they get their deep chocolate flavour from dutch cocoa! This recipe is actually from Smitten Kitchen as the Best Cocoa Brownies and let me tell you... they are. I consider them my Instant Gratification Brownies as it takes barely 30 minutes from when a craving hits to being able to stuff a fresh, warm brownie in my mouth. What more could you ask for? Read on for the recipe!

Friday, 11 October 2013

September BellaBox Review

So I've been suffering from a bit of the old writer's block and as such, have been super lazy with my blogging lately. My bad! Anyway... here is the very late review of the September BellaBox. BellaBox subscriptions are AUD$15/month and in my opinion, are great value! This month's box was in partnership with Cleo Magazine in preparation of the warmer party season. The packaging for this month's box wasn't as slick as Lust Have It's August box but that may have been down to the fact that there was so much stuff jammed in there! I received a Schick Hydro Razor, the current issue of Cleo Magazine, a full size Ambre Solaire Self Tanning Spray, Manicare GlamEyes false lashes, Elegant Touch Nail Wraps, Footcare Gel Pads, a Montagne Jeunesse Mud Pack sample and an ASAP Pure Mineral Lip Liner. This box was particularly great because it was full of things that I use in my regular beauty routine anyway (self tanner, false lashes, gel pads etc). Read on for the rest of my review.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Momofuku Milk Bar Corn Cookies

Continuing my Momofuku Milk Bar obsession; I recently tried my hand at making these Corn Cookies!  They're salty, sweet and totally addictive. They get their flavour from freeze dried corn kernels, which are blitzed into a fine powder. Freeze dried food is a little hard to come across in Australia and I spent far more time than I care to admit trying to track this stuff down. It's readily available in the U.S. ( has your back there) but Aussies will pay through the nose looking for dried corn. I finally found it on, which has awesomely cheap shipping rates as well. These cookies also use corn flour, not to be confused with cornstarch; which can be found in health food shops as maize flour (the type used for making tortillas etc.). Read on for the recipe!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Momofuku Milk Bar Bagel Bombs are 'Da Bomb'!

I've finally got my mitts on a copy of Christina Tosi's book; Momofuku Milk Bar Cookbook. It's been on my wish list for a while in lieu of legging it over to NYC to try these goodies in person. The recipes can be a little convoluted, in that recipe within a recipe within a recipe sort of way (Recip-ception... Coming to a theatre near you!) but otherwise they're very easy! Tosi guides you through every step of the way and everything in the book just sounds so delicious!

The book is very dessert focused but has a great chapter on savoury goods in the back as a respite from all the sugar. I love making sweets and desserts but my sugar tolerance levels usually peak at half a cupcake. However, put me in front of a bowl of fries and that thing is demolished before you can say 'Pass the salt.'.

With that in mind I thought I would break in my new book with some savoury awesomeness. I present to you... The Bagel Bomb! Cream cheese, bacon and spring onions wrapped in squishy bread and topped with EVERYTHING! Read on for the how-to!
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