Author: Caroline Field

A Chic Chocolate Extravaganza

A Chic Chocolate Extravaganza

  A-C came into the office the other day with a face of deep disappointment. My spirits rose. Trust me, I know this sounds insane, but this particular expression is oftentimes accompanied by words along the lines of “I’m really sorry darling but…” and then what follows is something I’m […]

Happy Eggstra Thick Easter With Hotel Chocolat

Happy Eggstra Thick Easter With Hotel Chocolat

There is nothing like an extra thick Easter egg! You know the kind that gives a satisfyingly biscuit-like ‘SNAP’ as you crack it open rather than the soft ‘fft’ of an inferior version? Hotel Chocolat make the most gorgeous eggs with a thick chocolate shell from the aptly named Ostrich […]

Essential Cuisine – Best Beef Gravy Ever

Essential Cuisine – Best Beef Gravy Ever

Seriously, for me a good gravy is what makes a roast dinner. Forget thin and watery Jus or buttery demi-glace, it’s thick deliciously flavoured gravy we want. Growing up I was so spoilt by my  Mama who made the most incredible gravy; gravy so good you could drink it out […]

Discover Australia Through Her Food – Strawberry Gum

Discover Australia Through Her Food – Strawberry Gum

We’re teaming up again for the second in a series of blogs celebrating amazing Australian ingredients in conjunction with Malynka Williams at The Taste Australia Bush Food Shop. Each month we will feature a different herb/bush tucker food, I will provide some interesting background information about it, as normal for […]

Hotel Chocolat Christmas Chocolate Box Collections

Hotel Chocolat Christmas Chocolate Box Collections

Anyone that knows me at all knows about my particular love of nuts. Almonds, pecans, cashews, macadamias, I love them all, chestnuts being an especial favourite.  So when Hotel Chocolat asked me if I’d review two of their Christmas products, one of which was the box called Just One More, […]

Taste Australian Bush Food – Native Lime Cheesecake

Taste Australian Bush Food – Native Lime Cheesecake

In the first of our wonderful new collaborations with Taste Australian Bush Food Shop, our main ingredient of choice is the Australian Native Desert Lime. It was given this name because settlers continuously compared fruit found in Australia with those back home and in order to distinguish the two, they […]

Spicy Bloody Mary Prawns

Spicy Bloody Mary Prawns

It’s no secret that I studied Russian at The University of Durham and spent 6 months of my degree course studying at the university in St. Petersburg (in those days, Leningrad). So I can tell you that vodka is a diminutive of the Russian word for water, and boy did […]