My gelato obsession – how to find the best gelato

Gelato flavours and best places to try this delicious Italian dessert

I tasted my first proper gelato on the banks of Lake Garda, Italy, in the pretty town of Sirmione. It was a far cry from the whipped up sugary technicolour mess that passed for gelato in my childhood. This version was creamy and full of flavour. I wanted to savour every mouthful. These days gelato […]

The best: dark mint chocolate

Charbonnel et Walker dark mint thins

  Do you have a favourite type of chocolate? Trick question. Of course you do. My hubby likes Milka the best.. I know, I was shocked too. He found  a bar with embedded crackers when we visited Switzerland earlier this year. I have to admit the saltiness and crunchiness of the crackers nicely offsets the sweet […]

Brunching at Balthazar London

Balthazar poached eggs

Most Melburnians have a thing for coffee and breakfasts and I am no exception. I am on a constant quest for smashed avo(cado) and caffeine options in London town. Luckily Balthazar exists for a consistently delicious experience. Yay! Balthazar London is an offshoot of the New York icon and offers french bistro fare (and smashed avo!) all day, […]

Tarte Tatin recipe – An easy dessert with wow factor

If you can’t be in France, bring some of your favourite French things to your table. After trying my first Tarte Tatin in Paris many years ago I was determined to recreate the magical taste of the famous French dessert. I hoped that one bite of buttery pastry and caramelised apple would transport me back to […]

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