Cracker Mania

Crackers!

Day 7 in our 10-part series and we’ve landed back in Australia and we’re in Sydney. I mentioned in Part 1 of the series that I would be sharing recipes that intimidated me.  This is one of them.  I’ve seen crackers on other blogs and although I’ve been inspired to take up the challenge, I’ve […]

Crispy Baked Chicken with Tonkatsu Sauce

Crispy Baked Chicken with Tonkatsu Sauce

After a couple of days of not being exactly sure of where we were, I definitely know where we are now.  We’re on the West Coast of the USA and in the beautiful city of San Francisco.  (I don’t mean to spoil the illusion but this is a virtual tour – it’s just I’ve had […]

Reindeer Poo, a Christmas Cake and a Fairy-Bread Christmas Tree

Reindeer Poo

How’s everyone holding up?  Here at Hotly Spiced Headquarters we (mostly me) feel we’re drowning.  With just one sleep to go before Christmas Eve and about 10 days of preparation to do, I’m clutching my worry beads. One of the things we had to fit into yesterday’s schedule was a trip to Terminal 2 at […]

Slow-Cooked Beef Cheeks with Mushrooms and Red Wine

Slow-cooked beef cheeks

Since starting my blog I’ve become addicted to visiting blogs every morning.  I like this for the sense of community I feel from being invited into a part of your lives but also because I love the sneak peek into your kitchens and seeing what you’re putting on your table.  I find this inspiring and […]

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake

Recently a few bloggers and I organised a get-together for a Sunday afternoon.  We were to catch up at the Radisson Blu Hotel in O’Connell Street, Sydney for a high tea.  During the organisational process that incredibly involved 94 group emails, it occurred to us that on the day we were to get together, it […]

4Fourteen and…Lunching Bloggers

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I had the most wonderful day yesterday. Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial organised a lunch with a few Sydney bloggers; bloggers I have been virtually communicating with for around six months but never met.  Those who joined me yesterday at 4fourteen in Surry Hills were Lorraine from Not Quite Nigella, Brydie from City […]