Archive for the ‘Food and Wine’ Category

Caramel apple upside down cake recipe

Editor’s note: Please make very welcome Styling You’s new food writer. We’re excited to have Jennifer Schmidt, food stylist and blogger at Delicious Everyday on board. I know you’re going to love what she’s cooking for us. Call me old fashioned, but I love a good upside-down cake! I first fell in love with upside

Miso Eggplant with Cucumber and Radish Salad

Editor’s note: Please make very welcome Styling You’s new food writer. We’re excited to have Jennifer Schmidt, food stylist and blogger at Delicious Everyday on board. I know you’re going to love what she’s cooking for us. Once upon a time I couldn’t stand eggplant. I know I’m not alone here, as eggplant seems to

Buckwheat pancakes with salted caramel sauce

Editor’s note: Please make very welcome Styling You’s new food writer. We’re excited to have Jennifer Schmidt, food stylist and blogger at Delicious Everyday on board. I know you’re going to love what she’s cooking for us. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Regardless of whether you celebrate or not, I thought I’d share a

Why I’m simply in love with Simply Nigella

I love to cook. And to eat. Not that the two need to necessarily need to go hand and hand. But in my experience, it does help. Like my wardrobe, though, it’s very, very easy for me to fall into a cooking rut. You know the rut, don’t you? Buying the same ingredients and cooking

White Christmas Rocky Road

Editor’s note: please make today’s guest welcome, Kristie Welsh, PR and Comms wonderwoman who runs her own agency called Communicated. Kristie shares monthly recipes with all of us, so that we can wow our friends and family with her achievable but delicious creations.  Yep, it’s that time of year again. Get your jingle on people… Christmas is

Lemon Yoghurt Cake

Editor’s note: please make today’s guest welcome, Kristie Welsh, PR and Comms wonderwoman who runs her own agency called Communicated. From now on, Kristie will share monthly recipes with all of us, so that we can wow our friends and family with her achievable but delicious creations.  So, today may or may not be my birthday… And

Slow roasted Moroccan lamb shoulder

Editor’s note: please make today’s guest welcome, Kristie Welsh, PR and Comms wonderwoman who runs her own agency called Communicated. From now on, Kristie will share monthly recipes with all of us, so that we can wow our friends and family with her achievable but delicious creations.  Here’s a new spin on a roast lamb dish that

Italian inspired flourless chocolate hazelnut torte

Editor’s note: please make today’s guest welcome, Kristie Welsh, PR and Comms wonderwoman who runs her own agency called Communicated. From now on, Kristie will share monthly recipes with all of us, so that we can wow our friends and family with her achievable but delicious creations.  Hands up who’s been following Nikki’s travels through Europe, wishing

One pot wonder recipes to make your life easier

Towards the end of last year, when I was well and truly over the nightly catering gig and the teenagers had moved back home – meaning the catering was essentially now for four adults and one child – I cottoned on to my mate BabyMac‘s biggest cooking secret. The harnessing of the large Scanpan roasting

DIY rice paper rolls

Sponsored by Westfield Garden City I’m one of those people who find cooking relaxing. It’s my time out. My hobby, if you like. I’m also lucky that Mr SY likes to hang out in the kitchen. During the week it’s all about getting something nutritious on the table with the minimum amount of fuss as

5 ways to create Champagne moments in your life

Sponsored by Piper-Heidsieck I’ll be upfront with you. I do not struggle to create Champagne moments in my life. Far from it, I excel at it. Champagne is my celebratory drink of choice. Every milestone moment in my life – and plenty more in between – have been marked with Champagne. From the moment I

Happy Easter | Salted caramel and chocolate bark

Hello. By the time you read this we’ll either be on our way to the airport or making our way to our Easter holiday destination. My mate Mrs Woog kindly invited us back to spend another Easter embracing soft pants and sauv blanc on New South Wales’ Central Coast. She didn’t have to ask twice.

Things I’m loving

When I picked up Master SY from school last Friday he told me “it feels like I’ve been here forever”. I tell, you those words were music to my ears. To have him settle so quickly and easily into a new school is just such a weight off the parental side of my brain. Me?

6 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day

WARNING: this post comes with a High Schmaltz Content alert Most people I know either fall into two camps: the pro-Valentine’s Day camp or the against-Valentine’s Day camp. Me? I’m very much with the pros. Love me a bit of romance. Yes, I do. And thankfully so does Mr SY. We may have an aversion

Weekend recipe: Italian bean salad with quinoa

Summer is still very much upon us. Thinking a lot of my southern style sisters who are doing it tough right now in trying heatwave conditions. When the weather is hotter than hot, I mainly resort to salad and some kind of protein cooked on the barbecue as a dinner staple. Now, I’ve made some

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