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'.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Crispy Skin Salmon With Green Bean, Artichoke & Goat's Cheese Salad

Living near the South Melbourne Market means we can sometimes ash across in the morning and grab a delicious fresh piece of fish for dinner on Wednesday night. Today was such a day.
L loved the salad we had at Mamasita last week and wanted to make something with artichoke hearts. My favourite vegetable are probably green beans. So we thought let's combine those two and make a fresh, vibrant and absolutely delicious salad.
I find it hard to say who's the hero and who's the wing-man in this dish, they are both equally delicious alone and work really well together! 

Monday, 16 March 2015

Delicious Key Lime Pie

A few weeks ago we had a lot of limes lying around and I thought about recipes I could try. Last time I had a lime-overload I made this amazing Yogurt and Lime Mousse. This time I wanted something more 'cakey' as it was also a colleague's birthday.
I ended up looking for recipes for Key Lime Pie and came across smitten kitchen's recipeI have now made it a few times and adjusted the recipe to my taste and it's been a great hit with everyone so far.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Mamasita - Getting Our Mexican On

Mamasita is one of those places that I would love to visit more often but the long lines deter me. Last Friday however we got there early, just before the crowds started lining up down the staircase.
My uncle's wife was in town from Germany and good Mexican food is hard to come by in Germany. I thought Mamasita is a great, fun restaurant that also caters to food intolerances.
For entrées we ordered elote callejero (grilled corn) and tostadita de pato (plantain chips). 

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Breakfast in the Sun at Pavé Cafe in Adelaide

Last weekend L took me to his hometown, Adelaide. I have been a few times before but that was years ago. I was very excited to road trip across the country to meet his old friends and some family. 
For breakfast one morning we went to Pavé Cafe on The Parade in Norwood. I loved the atmosphere of the café straight away with outdoor seating and wooden boxes with herbs that double as tables.