In My Kitchen, December 2014

My first finished Christmas Cake for this season

In my kitchen there is a lot going on.  It’s all because of Christmas and with that comes gifts to be made and copious entertaining and all the invites to bring-a-plate events.  Excellent!  And it’s hot.  We’re fortunate in that even though we don’t have air-conditioning, our house stays relatively cool.  But it’s still 26C (78.8F) […]

East Coast Lounge, Chowder Bay

A lovely spot to recline

Sydney’s Chowder Bay takes its name from the whalers who used to make chowder from the abundant seafood they caught in the bay.  Up until recently Chowder Bay wasn’t open to the public as in 1890 a base was built for the Submarine Mining Corps then in 1922 it became a depot and barracks for […]

Parmesan Crusted Lamb with Warm Fennel and Red Pepper Salad

Parmesan Crusted Lamb Cutlets with Warm Salad and Potato Mash

It’s Day 8 and we’re still in Sydney.  We’ve called in to visit Tania from My Kitchen Stories.  Tania is a professional chef who gave up working those long hours when she became a mother.  She still works in the food industry working more regular hours as a food product manager but also does catering […]

Slow-Cooked Lamb with Tahini Sauce and Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

I have a good friend in blogging, Tania, who has a blog, My Kitchen Stories.  She’s a professional chef with plenty of years of experience (although that doesn’t mean she’s still not in her youth), and not only does her blog have the most wonderful user-friendly recipes, she usually has a great story to tell […]

Little Darling Diner and…My Daughter is Wonderful

Salted Caramel Macaron, Passionfruit Chocolate Macaron, Pistachio Macaron, Passionfruit Curd with Raspberry Gel Tart, Strawberry Custard Tart, Lemon Meringue Tart, Chocolate Orange Mousse on Dacquoise, Cointreau Golden Truffle Chocolates, Choux Chantilly Cream, Almond Cake, Three-Cheese and Walnut Quiche, Tomato, Onion and Leek Quiche, Ham and Aioli Sandwiches, Smoked Salmon with Sour Cream and Chive Sandwich

To all those who have contacted me concerned for my cyber-whereabouts, thank you!  Rest assured, everything is just peachy here at Hotly Spiced Headquarters, it’s just I’ve had a few unexpected events thrown at me that have consumed me and these have arrived on top of an already jam-packed schedule.  So I’m doing a bit […]