Unfortunately I had a few challenges that I needed to overcome towards the end of the year, and when it comes to matters of the heart, sometimes we find it difficult to do the things we love and be the same person we used to be. So, whilst I dealt with those issues, I seemingly (time flew by) took a long hiatus from Suburban Culinary Adventures.
But... I am back. And 2013 will be a new year for me, and for my blog. I have a week in Hobart coming up, and a Europe trip booked for June, and I just can't wait to share all my cooking/eating/dining adventures with you all.
I'm sure you can all only imagine that comfort food was my solace during this time in my life, so I thought as my 'getting back to it' post, I would share with you some of the yumminess I have consumed in the last few months (and I apologize for not giving full posts on each place!) An alternate name for this post could be, "How to cure a broken heart... with food!" Haha.
Enjoy, and have a very Happy New Year.
Homemade berry cheesecake at my Aunty's house
Introduced my QLD-er cousin to Vegie Bar goodness
Yummiest vegan cupcakes ever- Mister Nice Guys bakery in Ascot Vale. I swear to god, these are a cure to a broken heart in themselves. Red Velvet, Cappucino and Pink Lemonade. Cannot wait to go back here!
Hangover breakfast at Kofi Bean in Croydon- Eggs Benedict with Bacon and Avocado on Corn Bread. Yum! Great coffee too.
The ultimate comfort food- Burch and Purchase salted caramel with crushed maltesers on Connoisseur vanilla ice-cream. Yep. I went there. Several times. Amaaaaaaaaazing.
Home-made pizza's and wine with my bestie... Tandoori Prawn and Moroccan Vegetable.
Whittlesea got a noodle shop! Finally, a yummy lunch option at work! Loved this Chicken Pad Thai!
Halloween cheese ball fun!
Pumpkin pizza and Berry Panna Cotta at Pizza Meine Liebe in Northcote. Very cool place, super yummy pizzas and great vibe. Definitely planning to go back there this holidays!
Non-alcoholic cocktail and Chinese Noodle Soup at Chopstix in Sorrento. I highly recommend this as an eating option in Sorrento, awesome place and very cool vibe!
Cupcake decorating at Cupcake Central at Melbourne Central. Very fun way to celebrate a friends birthday, and learnt so much! Have dabbled in a bit of cupcake decorating since. Seriously, cupcakes DO make the world a happier place!
Mushroom Risotto I made using an awesome risotto base from the Taste of Melbourne festival. So easy, it is an Italian brand in a vacuum sealed bag with a blue logo!
Pulled pork sliders at Geebung Polo Club.
So as you can see, whilst I may have stopped blogging, I didn't stop eating and cooking! Lots more to catch up on in the coming week. I hope you are all still enjoying Christmas leftovers and were thoroughly spoilt, and I look forward to sharing more with you in the New Year!