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Saturday bliss…

Saturday, June 18th, 2011 by Tina

My Saturday bliss started with bottling a batch of preservative free Heffeweizen at The Beer Shed, followed by a scrumptious burger at Paul’s famous burgers.

Pumpkin Pie

Monday, June 6th, 2011 by Tina


It seemed like the weather for pie. I remembered my mum’s pumpkin pie from when I was little and thought how nice it would be to make a non-vegan version. Mum’s recipe was vegan and was delicious; so how much more delicious with eggs and cream!!

The recipe I used was from joy of baking.com and I took the advice of making it more delicious by pressing crushed gingernut biscuits into the unbaked pastry for extra flavour. I think this pie is best cold, though I couldn’t resist eating some warm. It just tastes more eggy while warm. The crust is crisp and the filling is moist and beautifully spiced.

As pumpkin pie is not nearly as popular in Australia as the USA it’s rare to come across one in a Sydney cafe or cake shop. So make your own and enjoy!

St Peters

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 by Tina

So I’m about to move to St Peters and am looking for great cafes/pubs/restaurants in the area…I’ve already heard about the Town & Country Hotel:


I’ll be on the lookout!