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Creamy Popsicle Recipes To Try

The other day I bought myself a popsicle mould and I am obsessed. This summer is going to be the summer of pops. I can already envision myself subsisting on a steady diet of frozen treats when the temperature rises so high that eating anything hot is just plain ridiculous. Right now my repertoire mainly involves simple recipes like freezing some brewed coffee or fruit juice but when I am ready to move beyond that and flex my popsicle making skills, these are the popsicle recipes that I’d like to try out.

1. Mini Chocolate and Coconut Popsicles from Posh Little Designs
2. Dairy-free Chocolate Ice Cream Pops from Vanelja
3. Roasted Blueberries and Cream Matcha Popsicles from With Food and Love
4. Chai Spiced Coconut Fig Popsicles from Tasty Yummies

If you have any favourite popsicle recipes, feel free to mention them in the comments. I’m all ears!

Raspberry & Pistachio Friands

Raspberry and Pistachio Friands

Sometimes I become obsessed with certain foods. Earlier this year my friend held a high tea and one item on the menu that I took a particular fancy to were her raspberry and pistachio friands. Then I was about all of the raspberry and pistachio friands, all of the time, until I would eventually collapse into a sugar-induced coma. The version she made were gluten-free, however, these ones I made were adapted from a Donna Hay recipe as I didn’t have any gluten-free flour mix on hand. While the original recipe called for the raspberries to be folded through the friand mix, I opted to place the raspberries in each individual friand – about 5/6 raspberries layered through each friand – as I was worried about the raspberries breaking up and bleeding through the mix (I was using frozen raspberries). Sidenote: how fantastic are these hand-painted napkins by Fazeek? If you answered with “pretty darn fantastic” then you would be 100% correct.

Raspberry and Pistachio Friands
Raspberry and Pistachio Friands
Raspberry and Pistachio Friands
Raspberry and Pistachio Friands

Doughnut Days

Chester Street Doughnuts
There’s no denying that doughnuts are having a moment right now. It used to be that case that doughnuts in Brisbane were either of the cheap supermarket or chainstore variety but these days artisan doughnuts are becoming much more visible. I’m particularly looking forward to the launch of Doughnut Time next year (which will just happen to be conveniently located inside one of my favourite pizza places, Alfredo’s). In the meantime I’ve been snacking on these doughnuts from Chester Street Bakery – blueberry crumble and strawberry. Yum! I’ve also heard good things about Nodo Donuts so I think I’m going to have to start eating my way around the best doughnut places in Brisbane. As research. For science. Definitely for science…
Chester Street Doughnuts
Chester Street Doughnuts
Chester Street Doughnuts

Make: Cakes I’d Like To Eat

June seems to be a month full of birthdays. There are family birthdays and birthdays of close friends. Every day I’m met with birthday reminders on Facebook or see on Instagram that it’s a cyber buddies’ birthday. And at the end of the month there’s MY birthday (insert all of the confetti emoji). Birthday celebrations have always been my favourite because birthdays = cake. While there’s less of an emphasis on cake and parties as I get older, that doesn’t mean I’ll forgo them entirely. Sure, the celebrations might become more low-key but the cake still has to stay. Even if it’s a cheap supermarket bought mud cake. So, to celebrate the month of cake, these are just some swoon-worthy cakes that I wouldn’t mind having a slice of. Click on the images or the links below to go to the source.
1. Malted Milk Birthday Cake via La Pêche Fraîche
2. Mini Chocolate Olive Oil Cake via The Thoughtful Plate
3. Brown Butter Pumpkin Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese and Honey via Adventures in Cooking
4. Chocolate Cake With Halva Filling and Tahini Frosting via my name is yeh

bite-sized brisbane

If you follow me in Instagram, you’ll know that I’m occasionally prone to posting pictures of meals. I’m still awkward about whipping out my phone to take a quick snap (I don’t know how food bloggers do it, seriously) but every now and then I’ll make the effort just for fun. So I thought I’d compile a list of places that I frequent in Brisbane, as told by Instagram. Plus a few more that aren’t pictured but deserve a mention anyway.


1. Alfredo’s Pizzeria in Fortitude Valley. Dedicated pizza joint. One of the pizzas is called “the pizza formerly known as Prince”. That right there should have you convinced that this place is worth a visit. Also check out The Burrow in West End to satisfy your pizza cravings.
2. Alfred & Constance in Fortitude Valley. Right next door to Alfredo’s. Good for drinks and food but can get busy at night. I prefer going during the day on weekends and leaving before it gets too hectic.
3. Alfred & Constance again. I discovered the dessert menu. Hello calories.
4. Campos Coffee in Fortitude Valley. For all of the coffee things, basically. And food (I’m a frequent bruncher). Expect a queue during peak times.
5. Campos again. Also, juices!
6. Mondo Organics in West End. If you haven’t guessed from their name, organic ingredients is their schtick. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner but be sure to check opening times as they vary throughout the week.
7. Sourced Grocer in Teneriffe. Part cafe/part grocer. Great for coffees and quick eats, as well as fresh produce and gourmet goods.
8. Guzman y Gomez Mexican Taqueria, found in numerous locations. This is probably the closest I get to eating fast food these days. But it’s the best kind. Also, frozen margaritas and sangria!
9. Hoo Ha Bar in South Brisbane. A chilled out cafe/bar. Great for coffee and snacks during the day (and salted caramel milkshakes, ahem) and drinks at night.

And a few favourites that aren’t pictured here but still deserve a mention:
– The Gun Shop cafe in West End. It’s a Brisbane institution. I don’t think they’ve ever let me down. Be prepared to queue in the mornings for breakfast. But they do take bookings for dinner.
– Pearl Cafe in Woolloongabba. Good coffee and good food. That’s about all you need to know.
– The Davies Park Markets in West End. Takes place on Saturday mornings and is a great way to start the weekend. Grab breakfast from one of the food stalls and pick up your groceries for the week ahead. Although if you hate crowds then you should probably avoid it.
– At Sixes and Sevens in Fortitude Valley. Bar/restaurant. Chilled set-up, plus excellent use of an astro turf lawn.
– Piaf at Southbank. I usually steer clear of restaurants on Grey St but Piaf is an exception.
– Mizu in Teneriffe and West End. Simple set-up but great Japanese food.
Harajuku Gyoza in Fortitude Valley. Long after the hype, I still love it. Probably the happiest place in Brisbane.
– The Bowery in Fortitude Valley. Always, forever, for cocktails.

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