The slightly eccentric eating, cooking and travel adventures of a Sydney girl who loves cakes, cooking, Nigella Lawson and eating. She eats, breathes and dreams food and indeed will never get cable TV as she'd quit working and watch the Food Channel all day long. Here you will find post on the latest restaurant review, recipe or travel story from Not Quite Nigella.
Dear Reader I am so excited to share this recipe with you! You see my obsession for the past year has been kombucha. I used to buy several bottles of this each week and at $6-$7 a bottle it isn't exactly a cheap habit. But then my friend JY showed me how to make my own kombucha and I haven't looked back! Make litres of your very own kombucha in a range of delightful flavours or flavour combinations that taste so much better than commercial kombucha!
Contrabando is a Mexican slash American restaurant on Macquarie Street in the city. Serving Latin inspired So Cal street food there's a half dozen strong margarita menu and items like truck stop guacamole, cheeseburger spring rolls and a taco menu.
Want a twist on an apple tart? This tart starts with a buttery puff pastry base and is topped with a cinnamon scented almond frangipane filling. A layer of sliced apples is placed on top and then a generous drizzle of rich miso caramel, a twist on salted caramel!
Looking for Thai food that's a bit different from the usual offerings? Caysorn Thai on the second floor of the Prince centre on Quay Street Haymarket offers up a Southern Thai menu as well as the regular favourites at unbelievably good prices. You just need to know where to look for it (hint: look up!).
This Caprese risotto is like a tomato risotto's much more interesting cousin. With the intensity of flavour from tomatoes, it gets a final stir through of soft, oozy mozzarella strings and a sprig of basil! And best of all this risotto can easily be made in the rice cooker and requires stirring just 2 or 3 times!
Bombay Street Kitchen is a cheap and cheerful Indian restaurant on the corner of Broadway and Glebe Point Road. It serves up a range of street foods like pooris, frankies as well as tasty dishes like Railway Goat Curry.
Want to make a cake for a special occasion? This opera cake must be tried at least once. This beautifully layered cake has layers of pear and ginger syrup soaked joconde sponge, pear and ginger buttercream and dark chocolate ganache. And on top? Ginger poached miniature paradise pears!
The team from the vegan restaurant Paperbark in Waterloo have a new eatery. Peppe's is an all vegan Italian pasta and wine bar on Bondi Road. It's a small, buzzy space with a short chalkboard menu of breads, salads and pastas. And you'd better get there early unless you want to wait as there are no reservations!
This peanut butter, chunky choc chip, salted roasted peanut and caramel ice cream is as creamy delicious and so much better than anything you could buy. For starters, we don't scrimp on the add ins. There's plenty of quality chocolate, caramel and nuts and your favourite peanut butter in it too. But it also makes around 1.5 litres of ice cream!