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Food Volunteering Melbourne

Food Volunteering Melbourne

    We are very privileged to be living lives where our worries include what new restaurant we’ll try next. For some people less fortunate than us, we all know this is just not on the radar. Volunteering in our home town or while travelling abroad can give us perspective on the real challenges facing...
Coconut Recipes

Coconut Recipes

Coconuts, coconuts, coconuts. Coconuts have long been an un-coincidental theme in both my diet and my recipes for many years. In fact the majority of the sweets I bake seem to almost always contain coconut. If you’re a coco-phile too, I’ve rounded up all the recipes on DC that feature coconuts. Stay tuned for more...
Coconut Banana Bread Recipe

Coconut Banana Bread Recipe

COCONUT BANANA BREAD RECIPE My first memories of banana bread take me back to the tuck shop at school. Pre-packaged into individual slices these brown, peppery looking rectangles sat upright in a neat row. They were ok but a little processed so I wasn’t a repeat buyer. Much later on however, banana bread became much...
Chiang Mai Thai Farm Cooking School

Chiang Mai Thai Farm Cooking School

One of Thailand’s most famous dishes – Pad Thai   CHIANG MAI THAI FARM COOKING SCHOOL Cost: 1500 THB (full day cooking course) Inclusions: Accommodation pick up, market tour, cooking class, 6 dishes, lunch, complimentary water and tea, recipe book) Reservations: thaifarmcooking@gmail.com   The Chiang Mai Thai Farm Cooking School is a fantastic experience for foodies in...
Street Life in Phitsanulok

Street Life in Phitsanulok

  STREET LIFE IN PHITSANULOK In July we will be coming up to two years living in Phitsanulok (pronounced Pis-an-oo-lok). Unless you’ve been here (which is highly unlikely), the odds are this is the first time you’ve heard of it. Both a city and a province, Phitsanulok is a key part of the lower north...
Learning the Art of Hygge

Learning the Art of Hygge

  LEARNING THE ART OF HYGGE There is a good chance that at some point last year (2016), you heard the term ‘hygge’. Perhaps you stumbled upon an article or a book about it. In fact, the latter is highly likely. According to the Guardian, 2016 saw nine book releases with hygge in the title....
Special Occasion Cakes Melbourne

Special Occasion Cakes Melbourne

A creation by Miss Ladybird Cakes – image by Jesse Hisco (supplied by Amelia Harris)   SPECIAL OCCASION CAKES MELBOURNE The prospect of eating cake warrants its own special occasion but the actual selection of the right type of cake is no average feat. Whether you’re looking for something for your wedding day, a birthday party, christening, engagement party or just something...
Strawberry Coconut Pancakes

Strawberry Coconut Pancakes

STRAWBERRY COCONUT PANCAKES Serves 2 people (makes five to six medium sized pancakes)   1 cup rye flour 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 3/4 cup chopped strawberries 3/4 cup rice milk 2 tbsp coconut oil 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tsp baking powder 1 egg 1 tbsp ground cardamom and fine caster sugar mixed together (1/2...
Podcasts For Your Playlist

Podcasts For Your Playlist

  PODCASTS FOR YOUR PLAYLIST For anyone that knows me well, I without a doubt would have brought up the subject of Podcasts and/or audio books (too) many times. I get motion sickness when reading on public transport or in the car so I am a huge fan of audio. I was a very fast adopter because...
Easy Everyday Bread Recipe

Easy Everyday Bread Recipe

  Slightly crunchy crust on the outside, soft on the inside. It sounds so basic, but when done right a good loaf of bread is honestly one of life’s simplest pleasures – even more if you’ve made the loaf of bread yourself. Living in Thailand, we are absolutely spoilt for good food, except for bread (and...
Cakes

Cakes

  Cakes are usually made for special occasions, the way I see it though they can be the cause for a celebration. This is our collection of cake recipes on the site so far. Some are quick melt and mix cakes, while others involve a little bit more time and effort for something special. Whether...
Gâteaux de Patate Douce (Sweet Potato Cake) by Tessa Kiros

Gâteaux de Patate Douce (Sweet Potato Cake) by Tessa Kiros

Sweet Potato Cake – image by Manos Chatzikonstantis   This is another beautiful recipe shared with us by Tessa Kiros in her Foodie Profile Q&A with us here. It features in her most recent cookbook release, Provence to Pondicherry.  Have you made Tessa’s Gâteaux de Patate Douce (Sweet Potato Cake) recipe? Tell us about it in the comments.  ...