Be still my beating heart! I’m excited just at the thought
of a brownie that has hints of caramel.
The wicked people from Lindt have sent me this recipe to try
and it’s going to take a lot of will power not to run out to the shops and make
I wish I could say I've been holidaying in Spain and that's why it's taken me so long to write about Pintxo's menu launch. It was for the beginning of winter and now it's almost spring but better late than never!
Tasty bits in this week's bmag - Michael Moore's new 'Blood Sugar', inspiring recipes for diabetes; chocolate overload at Pannys Chocolate Factory at the the Ginger Factory, Yandina; Art of Wine dinners at Lyrebird Restaurant; and a lux cupcake couture getaway in Sydney. Enjoy!
You don't have to head to the Ekka to enjoy the fruits of a country life!
It might be a holiday in Brisbane tomorrow (August 17) for the Ekka but Reddacliff Place opposite the Casion in the heart of Brisbane town will still be buzzing with Jan Power’s Farmers Markets from 10am – 6pm.
Sometime between 1980 and 2010 the Natural Arch became Natural Bridge.
I'm not sure how an arch becomes a bridge but the sign was very clear - as were the plethora of other signs advising anything beyond the well beaten path is strictly outa limit. I don't think the 'bridge' sees many footsteps.
That aside, the area was still as beautiful as I remember it from my childhood when we children would pile into the sweaty back seat of the car for a Sunday picnic with the extended family.
This time I was there with a new group of friends who, except for one, all shared similar memories of being captured for Sunday drives with their parents to picnic destinations.
The power of the rainforest as we walk down the leaf strewn path to the boulder-strewn creek below is all encompassing. When we reach the bottom and wander around the forest floor it's as though I am a child again but there's no dangling hot feet into the cool stream water. Too many signs forbidding that!
Colourful and quirky is probably the best way to describe the exterior of Cockadoodle Cafe &amp; Espresso Bar at Red Hill, Brisbane.
Locals will remember this corner site which almost touches busy Waterworks Road, as the home of the much loved Olivettos. But there's no reason to be upset by its replacement which was just perfect for a morning coffee.
The cafe was light, airy and warm on a sunny winter's day with plenty of space for comfortable dining. The menu offers all day breakfast, brunch and lunch but of course my eye spotted the cupcakes on display.
A quick chat revealed that the cute cupcakes were bought in but fresh from the oven delights would be replacing them very shortly. Naturally I decided to try both with the fresh cupcake as a take home option.
Just as well I did or I might have been tempted by the French toast with ricotta, kiwi fruit, strawberries and maple syrup special.
My cupcake arrived and despite not being that day's bake, was certainly ad…