Category Archives: Tips

Two-Layer Pumpkin Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

It seems like Australia has really grown fond of Halloween! I saw plenty of people in costumes over the weekend, and little kids going around trick or treating – hopefully with more treating involved than tricking since I love candy … Continue reading

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Video: How to cut a mango in a criss-cross pattern

I had a short stint working part-time at a busy juice and smoothie bar in the city. During my first shift, I was given a bucket of apples and told to cut them up into pieces that would fit into … Continue reading

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Simple tips on how to use a coffee press

I had the strangest craving today for coffee made with a press or plunger, despite the fact that I own a perfectly functioning Nespresso. But don’t get me wrong, coffee that is made with a press is not inferior in … Continue reading

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How to make your own buttermilk

Buttermilk is milk that has been ‘fermented’ with an acidic agent and it is commonly used to make pancakes, fried chicken, cinnamon rolls, etc. My previous post on red velvet cupcakes also requires buttermilk. Whilst this is available from the refrigerated section … Continue reading

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