TASMANIA TRIP ~ DAY 3 OF 3

First off on our final day of my Tassie trip, saw me in the stunningly beautiful Huon Valley and after a quick visit to a lovely chocolate shop; the Cat’s Tongue Chocolatiers, we were off for some cider! I wasn’t aware until I got to Tassie, just how strong the cider making business is in [...]

4 Days in the Barossa…

Lemon Pudding with Blueberry Compote ~ Recipe here Above: Toursim South Australia’s recent (beautiful) TV advert All above photos taken @ HUTTON VALE CELLAR DOOR ~ Link here BAROSSA HERITAGE PORK ~ Link here and here BAROSSA RHUBARB AND CINNAMON CAKE ~ Recipe here Rhubarb & Cinnamon Cake ~ Recipe here SCHULZ BUTCHERS ~ Link [...]

Australia Day 2013 Inspired Recipe Ideas…

Macadamia, Apricot, Apple and Sage Sausage Rolls ~ Recipe here. (Note, these are SO good!!! I couldn’t stop gobbling them all weekend!). Slow Roasted Lamb and Rosemary Aussie Pies ~ Recipe here. BBQ Prawns with Mango, Lime, Soy and Mint Dressing ~ Recipe here. Breakfast Eggs with Flaked Ocean Trout, Crispy Potatoes and White Cabbage [...]

Gourmet Grocer Balmain – Best Cheese Shop in Sydney 2011 SMH Award.

All Images © Katie Quinn Davies I quickly just wanted to mention… I found out this week the wonderful Andy Arnfield from The Gourmet Grocer in Balmain, for whom I did a big photoshoot a few months ago – including a wide selection of their cheeses, this week won the superb title of: ‘Best Cheese [...]

Poached Salmon Salad with Crumbled Feta, Chickpeas and Crispy Capers.

Image © Katie Quinn Davies Today I planned to take advantage of the little bit of free time I have before the next 8 weeks go utterly barmy (!) and cook a few recipes for the blog. I went to the supermarket this morning and started preparing two other dishes in addition to the above, [...]

2 Days in the Blue Mountains

Design*Sponge In the Kitchen With… A Chocolate Guinness Cake which was adapted from a few different online recipes including Nigella Lawson’s version. All Images © Katie Quinn Davies The last few days have been jam packed with fun times; good laughs; an ‘In the Kitchen With’ feature on Design*Sponge *woohoo*; a ridiculous amount of rain and [...]