I am staying with the loveliest family while I wait to move into my new house in Victoria Park Village – the house is just such a lovely buzzing hive of activity. It’s beautiful in summer, as the house just opens up to the back garden. We were all hanging out, working on our own things … Continue reading A Welsh Cake Tea Party.
So I’ve locked myself in this gorgeous little attic cottage on top of a country estate house in Lincolnshire. I have some work to do, and thought I’d get away, rejuvenate, and stop letting myself get distracted with the spoils of London. I have a Taste & Travel deadline zooming in, and quite a bit … Continue reading Country Drives and Pork Pies in Lincolnshire.
Photos by Angela Jia Zheng We love music festivals. But sometimes they are just too darn hot/busy/packed/loud/dirty. So this year, we decided instead of going to Big Day Out, we would hold a Big Day In. Packed into Stina and Peters house were our huge group, each playing a ‘setlist’ they had put together for … Continue reading Beer battered fish tacos + an Australian music festival from afar.
Today we visited Butterfly Wonderland, a new butterfly museum with the largest conservatory in the United States. We watched a 3D movie on butterflies then saw a hatchery where the butterflies were coming out of their chrysalis. Then we head into the enclosure to walk amongst thousands and thousands of butterflies all afternoon. We saw … Continue reading Dancing butterflies + Tiramisu.
The citrus trees in our yard are bursting with fruit. Grapefruits and tangelos are dropping off the branches and littering the lawn like glistening, vivid spheres. Today I decided it was high time to use some of them up in my baking. There is something so lovely about picking citrus from your own trees and … Continue reading Harvesting citrus + baking cookies.
Starting a lazy saturday with freshly baked danishes is probably one of my favourite things. At midday we decided to head out. We stopped into Hillside Spot in Ahwatukee for really, really big gingerbread lattes. After a sugar breakfast and that coffee I was a bit hyperactive. We may of sat there and yelled ‘HAM!’ … Continue reading Freshly baked danishes, gingerbread lattes, Milky Way cocktails + ice skating.
Christmas morning goes pretty much the same every year in the Kingston-Williams household. Wake up, make coffee, grill some ham and cheese croissants, mix up apricot jam, desiccated coconut, 1/2 sour cream 1/2 low fat yoghurt, and chopped crystallised ginger to taste, chop all sorts of fruit to dip into this apricot dip, and consume … Continue reading Pear pastries, apricot + ginger dip, cookbooks + family.
Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house – people were lying spreadeagled on the floor or curled up in foetal position in the corner from eating too much dessert. We made a raspberry white chocolate cheesecake, a custard fruit tart with chocolate pastry, chocolate cranberry brownies, and a lemon curd tart. My … Continue reading An American-Italian-Australian Christmas Eve.
I left the comfort and safety of my home, left behind all the friends that I had forged into family, left behind the town I loved from rooftop to gutter. There is so much for me in Melbourne, but I left because I wanted to see what (and who) else the world had to offer. … Continue reading Francisca’s Empanadas + stories of the early Berkeley Food Collective.
We were late for Swedish Roofie night. I was meant to bring my food processor over to Stina‘s early so she didn’t have to hand grate bags and bags of potatoes. But Eric spilled the toothpicks all over the floor. He was SO angry. It was hilarious. Wait, what? What are Swedish Roofies you ask? … Continue reading Swedish Roofies, saffron buns + a warm summer night.