mango cheesecake topped by passionfruit meringues recipe

Passionfruit Meringue and Mango Cheesecake

And so it is February. Yikes. January pretty much passed in a wave of study and work with a couple of short trips to see real waves along the way. Summer seems to pass so quickly in Melbourne, as if our complaints about the heat scare the weather gods into submission and before long we […] Read more…

Colmar estate winery building with vines in foreground

Colmar Estate Winery

A few months ago the gorgeous Sarah from Love Swah posted on Facebook that her parents had just won an award for their wine. How exciting is that – parents that own a vineyard, an award-winning vineyard! I had never heard of Colmar Estate but I am a huge fan of cool climate wines so got […] Read more…

potato croquette with root vegetables at transformer vegan

Transformer Fitzroy

I always thought Transformer was a slightly odd name to call the new, fine-dining version of that old Fitzroy stalwart, Vegie Bar. That was until I attended a Vegan and the Vine event as part of Good Food and Wine month. I’ve concluded that it is called Transformer because it will transform the way you think […] Read more…

raw vegan dessert made with cashews lemon cacao recipe

Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake Slice

When I published Your Favourite Recipes of 2015 I was a little surprised that my Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cake was in the top 5. I mean it beat out Gluten Free Peanut Butter and Nutella Ice cream sandwiches!!?! I guess though, there is a lot of merit to something that looks like cake and […] Read more…

acai sorbet with cocoa nibs and frozen chilli at sit charles fitzroy

Sir Charles

Most of the time Sir Charles is a  delightful little cafe just off the main drag in Fitzroy serving up inventive and beautifully executed takes on usual cafe fare. For example, Eggs Benedict arrives with panko crumbed eggs, sriracha hollandaise, chilli and bacon served with roti. However, recently, under chef Stephen Hogan, they have begun […] Read more…

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