This is definitely one of Canberra’s hidden treasures. Located on the edge of the Australian National University this cafe is set in the grand Old Canberra House, surrounded by shady trees and manicured lawns and as the name suggests also providing gorgeous views of Lake Burley Griffin. Primarily … Continue reading
Some great advice I find really useful when deciding what tea to drink, sourced from the UK Telegraph. Unlike breakfast teas, such as English Breakfast and Assam, which are robust and full-bodied, afternoon teas should be lighter on the palate, … Continue reading
This cake is moist and luscious and the cream cheese frosting finger licking good!!! What you need: 450g crushed pineapple 1 cup plain flour 1/2 cup self raising flour 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground … Continue reading
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Located on King Georges Terrace, the Pork Barrel Cafe has a beautiful outlook over the colourful rose gardens and old parliament house. A great spot for a wet Autumns day, drinking tea and eating sweet treats. The images above … Continue reading
Some clever ideas when using balloons. Cover balloons with lace, tulle or cellophane Wrap thread around a balloon, spray with fabric softener and pop the balloon Put a marble inside before you blow it up so they hang upside down … Continue reading
I’m always on the hunt at cafes for deliciously moist muffins. Ashamedly I rarely master baking the perfect muffin at home in the kitchen, but this recipe from Marie Claire definitely hits the spot. What you need: 2 cups plain … Continue reading
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When Canberra turns to grey and the rain is a steady stream, what better way to spend an afternoon with friends than at a vintage tea party with a warm cup of tea, maybe a sneaky glass of champagne and … Continue reading
Avoid Using Cold Eggs Sure, you know to bring the butter to room temperature, but it’s just as important for eggs—otherwise the mixture won’t emulsify properly. If you’re short on time, microwave cut-up butter on low in 5-second intervals, checking … Continue reading