All posts tagged: cupcakes

Top Ten Desserts for 2011

You may have noticed we got around a bit last year.  My tastebuds had an absolute flogging at the hands of many seriously good offerings, some of which I am going to share with you now, in the form of  my Top Ten Desserts for 2011. Now I know I should give up sugar, or at least cut down (which I have made a concerted effort to do this year) however I freely admit to letting the calorific hair down for these treats and it’s only right you should know about them. They.Were.That.Good.  Please enjoy the following food p*rn, in no particular order. It’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it. And being that one of my New Year’s resolutions is to eat even more locally grown and sourced food, I’ve got a whole lot more foodlove to share from our fair city so stay tuned! 1. Ilona Staller’s  Bombe Alaska 2. Rockpool‘s Devil Food cupcake 3. Bistro Guillaume’s  giant salted caramel macaron 4. St Katherine’s Mister Whippy 5. Cafe Vue’s Chocolate mousse cake 6. Miami Fontainebleau’s  Key Lime Pie 7. Seven …

The Sustainable Living Festival, Melbourne

Birrarung Marr on theYarraRiver in Melbourne was transformed over the weekend into a festival of awesomeness – 2 long rows of marquees displaying unimaginable goodies, winding along the river, and tantalising with the aromas of local, healthy food. The happens every year in February, and is jam-packed full of fantastic events, speakers, information-sharing and workshops, all well as stalls stocked with new and innovative products and services and people just bursting to share the love. During the course of 3 hours we saw Perma Pete giving a talk on how to make your own cider, learned that we can plant complimentary herbs around our citrus trees from the folk at http://www.VeryEdibleGardens.com, saw the gorgeous Joyce from http://cyclestyle.com.au/ with her glamorous array of bike accessories, and fell in love with the most stunning Bachhara http://www.bachhara.com silk kaftans made in Bangladesh from the ladies at http://sevencanaries.com.au/marketplace/sevencanaries/ . I tried locally-made, cruelty free mineral make up from http://www.adornmineralcosmetics.com.au/ (it was excellent), found sweat-shop-free organic fair-trade undies from Etiko http://www.etiko.com (they were funky!) and got some fantastic solar energy …