Friday, February 27, 2009


Why is it when i start to 'diet' I dream of all the food I have not had in a long time....and all bad for you. Today all I could think about was..... Babycakes especially since I was going to Summer Hill to see my doctor.

Babycakes have the most decadent cupcakes ever! My favourite at the moment is Latte Moment- a rich latte flavoured mud with marscapone swirls and a chocolate coffee bean YUM! And it tastes even better with a skinny latte.

Anyway on with my Babycake today...maybe tomorrow??

Monday, February 16, 2009

Fardoulis Chocolates...Orgasim Anyone??

OH MY GOD....These chocolates are me!!! I first stumbled across them 4 years ago when I took my grandmother out for coffee at Rhodes, and I have never looked back! We have a intense relationship, you know what they say one a day keeps the doctor away.

Ok, time to fess up, I once ordered a carton (approx 100) and I ate them all in a month...yikes! Not to mention the extra carton i ordered when doing our wedding favours.

So I DARE you...have a try, you know you want to!! Ok, I'll help out! For every strawberry champagne,or limoncello,chocolate you eat i'll match you!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Winter Warmers...Already??

I can't believe this weather....a weekend ago I was on my husbands family farm up the coast for my SIL wedding in 44 degree heat and this weekend I spend nannying for 3 young children with the heater on! Who would have thought that the slow cooker would have found itself out of the back of my kitchen cupboard at the beginning of Feb!

So I have dusted off my slow cooker recipes and started cooking winer warmer meals. Before I go into what I cook in it, I just waned to give my slow cooker a plug! I love this kitchen hand, it's so easy to use, cheap to run and when I come home from work and the meal is's just bliss.

So here is my yummy recipe for Chicken Delight


550 g Skinless chicken thigh fillets

5 Medium potatoes cut into thick slices

4 medium carrots macedione (cubed)

2 large onions brunoise (diced) or you can slice them thinley

2 cups hot water

4 T chicken stock powder

2 cloves garlic thinley sliced

1 T salt

1 T pepper

¼ t thyme

2 T finely chopped parsley

2 T gravy powder


1. Place a layer of potato, carrots, and onion with garlic in slow cooker.

2. Place chicken thighs on top of vegetables.

3. In a bowl combine remaining ingredients. Give it a quick mix.

4. Pour liquid mixture over chicken. (If more liquid is needed depending on the size of your slow cooker add more chicken stock, salt, pepper and water.)

5. Cover with lid and cook on low for 8-9 hours.

Serve with rice if you want to extend the meal.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentines Day

Yes, yes...I know this is a day to cherish your beautiful partner, but for me I hate it. I feel it's just another commercial day in the calendar. I would much rather surprise hubby occasionally and vise versa. I would rather he not spend ridiculous amounts on the decision was made for us to share a beautiful dinner together, probably at our favourite Lebanese restaurant and finishing it off with a banana paddle pop!

I am addicted...ALREADY

I love to start off each year with my new classes giving them some food facts, it's a great tool to ease them into listening to me for a year :) I also allocate a student to research their own 'Food Fact' and present it to the class, we do this during our first lesson of the week. I love the expressions on their faces, their scrunched up noses, the blinking of the eyes, the groans and ahhhh's...their responses are here are some of the food facts they have given the class so never know you might learn a new thing!!


  1. Australia produces 190 million dozen eggs a year.
  2. Apples are made up of 25% air, that is why they float.
  3. You're More Likely To Be Hungry If You're Cold.
  4. Peanuts are used in the manufacture of dynamite.
  5. Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries.

Whats a wedding without a yummy chocolate fondue...10kg of chocolate went in 3.5 hours...I think we hold a record! Oh and thats my beautiful baby brother...looks nothing like me huh!!

Looks like I have given in!!!

Well I have tried and tried to stay away from blogging...just having a facebook account I find all too consuming (or should I say addictive), it must be my addictive personality...BUT I have done very own blog spot. What do I do next?? Who will be enticed to read it, or comment...what if I am the only sole who does....???

Ahhh the relief, I no longer need to stalk others blog spots dreaming about having my own. My own blog spot...NOW WHAT??? Food of course, it's my passion, my everything (sorry hubby...but lets face it if someone gave me a plate of scrumptious chocolate mud cake we know what I am going to choose). It's my downfall in life, I dream about it, think about it and teach it everyday...I am obsessed!! But we neeeeeeed it!!!

So here it is, my blog...about my life, about food and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I will.

Louise xoxox