Yarra Valley – scenery, chocolate and ice-cream

9 Feb , 2020 Reviews,Tales,Tastings

Nestled into the scenic rural area just outside Yarra Glen lies the Yarra Valley chocolaterie and ice creamery. Located on Old Healesville Road, this is a destination for anyone who has a sweet tooth, chocoholics and ice-cream aficionados. In addition, those who have a love of food in general or interested in admiring scenic views […]

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Discovering Ricketts Point Fine Foods ice-cream

6 Mar , 2019 Reviews,Tales,Tastings

About a month ago I learned about Ricketts Point Fine Foods ice-cream. To my great disappointment, it appeared that they were a wholesale business and didn’t make sales direct to the public. This was only realised after I had scrolled through the list of ice-cream flavours available on their menu. A bit more sleuthing discovered […]

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Scouting for flavours – November food festivals

12 Jan , 2019 News,Tales,Tastings

Scouting for flavours – November food festivals

Back in November, I scooted around Melbourne to attend three events in one day. Two of these events had been on my radar for some time and resulted in a special trip to Melbourne to check them out. I have to admit that I didn’t really consider the associated geographical challenges when I decided that […]

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Prahran Markets Wicked Dessert Festival

12 May , 2018 Tastings

Prahran Markets Wicked Dessert Festival

I guess you know you are excited about an event when you arrive before the event is completely set up. This happened to me last weekend when I made the trek to the Prahran Markets in Melbourne to attend the Wicked Dessert Festival. The upside of this, though, was that I got to do a […]

Chocolate, Boysenberry and Lavender Ice-cream

18 Mar , 2018 Recipes,Tastings

Chocolate, Boysenberry and Lavender Ice-cream

Please note: All of my ice-cream combinations use this recipe as a base. The ingredient selection This combination of flavours was partly decided by the ingredients that I already had on hand: Callebaut dark chocolate chips Bridestowe Estate lavender syrup Montrose Farm boysenberry vinegar Half of the fun of making ice-cream is experimenting with flavours […]

An artisan gelato experience in St Kilda

24 Feb , 2018 Reviews,Tastings

An artisan gelato experience in St Kilda

It was a sunny Autumn day when I decided to skip breakfast and head to an artisan gelato store located in the Melbourne beachside suburb of St Kilda. Before you ask, I was not planning to indulge in ice-cream for breakfast. Rather, I was intent on talking about my favourite subject. Yep, that subject would […]

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