Tips and Tricks: Which Tea

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

Tips and Tricks: Baking Tips for Flawless Cakes

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

Recipes: Coffee Almond Layer Cake

My husband loves coffee and cake, so what better way to please him than by making a coffee flavoured cake and this one from Margaret Fulton definitely hits the spot. What you need:  125g butter 1/2 cup caster sugar 3/4 … Continue reading

Venues: Rose Cottage

More than your typical pub, Rose Cottage offers a glimpse into pioneer life in the Canberra region. Historically a part of the Tuggeranong Station, the beautiful buildings are originals from the 1800’s as are the kurrajong trees that still remain. … Continue reading

Tips and Tricks: Ingredient Substitutes

Have you ever been half way through a recipe and realised that you are missing a crucial ingredient. Here’s a great list of common ingredient substitutes. Allspice – 1 tsp 1/2 tsp cinnamon plus 1/2 tsp ground cloves. Baking Powder … Continue reading