Coffee. I can’t start my day without it. When I was 8 years old, my parents went to Italy on vacation and fell in love with the coffee there. They bought three (!) espresso makers (like this) and had them shipped back to Australia where they had the voltage and plugs changed so they would […]
I’ll admit – I am a bit of a queen of the gadgets. I think I get it from my dad who was always ahead of the game, arriving home with an Apple IIe desktop computer when it was newly released, then a CD player before most people even knew what they were. I love […]
I’m a big ice cream fan – in fact it’s probably the dessert I eat the most, even when there are decadent French dessert treats in the house. Not much beats a small scoop of a quality ice cream, in my book, as an everyday treat. Sadly, my reality is that I shouldn’t really eat […]
If you can believe it, I’ve never had to buy an entire cookware set in my life. When I moved to Canada, I left my sad collection of pots and pans in my flat in Paris and inherited Neil’s (mostly) Paderno cookware which I’ve been happily using now for years, supplemented with a few other […]
If you’re a coffee fan like me, you might have heard of a new single-serve coffee maker, released earlier this year – the Nespresso VertuoLine. I’ve tried a couple of other single-serve machines over the past few years -both at home and in various hotels and haven’t found one I really was keen on – […]
So I’ve had the Bellini Kitchen Master for nearly 2 months now and have had to occasion to make a number of different recipes to see whether it really does live up to the claims that it can chop, mix, mince, whip, knead, blend, stir, cook, fry and steam and can “significantly cut down” hands-on […]
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