Sunday, 19 April 2015

High Tea At The Conservatory

A few weeks ago my friend SJ made the genius suggestion to organise a ladies high tea at the Conservatory at Crown. Great idea! I had never been before but I was certainly up for high tea. Sj had been raving about it so I was very excited.
We had made a booking for a Saturday afternoon and entered the big bright room on top of the broad staircase at crown and overlooking the Yarra.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinner - Pasta with Pea Pesto

We recently made this delicious and super quick and easy Pea Pesto for a weeknight dinner. Usually L does the after-work cooking as he gets home before me but this time I got to make dinner.

We still had some fresh pasta in the fridge that we quickly boiled, added a few spoons of this bright green pesto on top and voilĂ , dinner was ready!

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Breakfast at Oscar Cooper

It has already been close to two weeks since I completed my very first fun run. Two friends and I ran the 15.5km Run For The Kids. After having burned so many calories we thought we deserved a nice breakfast and my friends suggested Oscar Cooper in Prahran.
After a quick shower and change from sports gear into normal clothing we walked over and only had to wait about 15 minutes until we were seated.
It seems Oscar Cooper is one of those few places where you can get breakfast and also a glass of bubbles to toast to whatever reason you have! So we ordered our coffees and a glass of bubbles while trying to decide what to choose from the delicious sounding menu.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

The Peninsula Picnic

Last Sunday was the long awaited day of the inaugural Peninsula Picnic on the Mornington Peninsula. When I woke up in the morning I couldn't believe that the Melbourne weather had actually held its promised and the sun was shining from a cloudless sky.
We packed my camera, our picnic rug and sunscreen and headed on over to the Peninsula.
Parking was within easy walking distance and soon we were standing in between lots and lots of picnic rugs, marquees and could smell the different food flavours wafting through the air.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Persian Love Cake - Happy Nowruz

Happy Nowruz! Today is Persian New Year and to celebrate that we had dinner at my Persian friends' house yesterday. I offered to bring a cake which she was happy for me to do. I thought I'd surprise her and make something Persian. 
Turns out, neither she or any of her Persian friends had ever heard of a Persian Love Cake. But they did say the flavours took them back to their childhood. We mused about the name 'Persian Love Cake' and one of her friends came up with the idea that it might derive from 'the things Persians love'.