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Sydney Food Bloggers Christmas Picnic 2012

Reviews November 26, 2012

It had finally come time for the annual Sydney Food Bloggers’ Christmas Picnic, (as organised by the lovely Chocolatesuze and Helen from Grab Your Fork) and boy was I excited! What could be more fun that a big bunch of Sydney food bloggers meeting up, seeing new and familiar faces from twitter pages and eating plenty of delicious food? Not many things, I’ll wager!

Unfortunately I wasn’t feeling too well on the day of the picnic so I wasn’t able to indulge in too many goodies, but I could still eat with my eyes! And there were a lot of drool-worthy dishes brought to share 🙂

Here are a few of my fave pics from the day:

Lovely lunching ladies!

JJ from 84th&3rd‘s Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Coconut & Sweet Tamarind Bread by VegeTARAian

Muppys rhubarb tarts with meringue

Ramen Raff‘s macarons disappeared with lightning speed!

More beautiful salted caramel macarons from Flick Your Food

Avocado and Bacon devilled eggs

Yummy rice paper rolls by Angie Lives to Eat

Love the pretty chocolate curls on this cake. Not sure who brought this, sorry!

Home. Made. Cheese!!! by the lovely Nic from Nic Cooks

Pretty jasmine tea creme brulee tarts from Excuse Me, Waiter!

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookies by Cath @ Confessions of a Glutton

The Sticky and Sweet

Simon Food Favourites‘s popular pop up bar serving cocktails

Oh and can’t forget my contribution – Vegan Cookie Dough Dip (will defs be posting the recipe for this soon!)

Following the epic feasting was a very fun Kris Kringle where we got to steal pressies from each other – it got brutal, I tell you! If you want to check out the pics, take a gander at my FB page – plenty more pics from the day are all up there 🙂

I had an absolutely lovely time at the picnic and can’t wait for the next one! Picnic fun times ahead!!

Hope you’re having a fun week 🙂

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Sydney Food Bloggers Picnic 2012

Reviews January 17, 2012

I was quite chuffed to be invited to the annual Sydney Food Bloggers Picnic 2012, hosted by two lovely food bloggers, chocolatesuze and grabyourfork.
It was my first food bloggers event so I was rather excited to go along! A week ahead, I baked and froze a batch of my favourite brownies to take along.

I drove to Centennial Park and promptly got lost finding the right picnic spot for a good ten minutes, before finally making some kind of a U Turn and heading in the right direction. Fortunately I found a good park pretty soon after spotting what I hoped was the Sydney Food Bloggers Picnic group. Grabbing my camera and ziplock (couldn’t find a container!) bag of brownies, I headed nervously headed towards the group, holding my handbag in a bit of a death grip. I don’t really go out to big groups of people who I don’t really know so it was definitely a couple of firsts for me in one day!

Everyone laid out masses of delicious looking food and pinned on their name tags (my name and blog name on a tag, yay!!).

Everyone got to mingle and put faces to blogs and twitter accounts 🙂

Finally, lunch was announced by chocolatesuze!

A congregation of food bloggers – everyone got to snapping before we started eating!

Beautiful looking paella from Lex from

More gorgeous looking paella from Ramen Raff

Gorgeous berry marshmallows – not sure who made these but they were scrumptious!!!

Delicious meatballs with feta and a tzaziki dipping sauce by spoonfulsofgoodness

Gorgeously green mini pandan cupcakes by Lay from

Muppy’s absolutely delicious salted caramel tarts with gorgeous piping

coconut and pandan maracons

sugar puffi’s fairy bread!

Some more delicious tidbits

The brownies i brought 🙂

Everyone got to nibbling and some chatting!

Gaby from lateraleating and Muppy.

Me and Muppy

Me and Chanel from Cats Love Cooking

Wendy from obesebaby, Lay from layskitchenexplorations, Lucy from beyondbourkestreet and me 🙂

Food got eaten!

I went back to get some of these, but they were gone 🙁

Lucy from beyondbourkestreet‘s browned butter apple pound cake with maple cream cheese frosting

I snapped a couple more pictures before the big main group pic by Simon from

The lovely Tim and Christina from thewayitcrumbles

Wendy (obesebaby), Lucy (beyondbourkestreet) and me

Me and the talented Simon from theheartoffood

Me and April from polkadotsandchopsticks

Me and Suze (chocolatesuze)

Me and Betty (sugarpuffi)

Group pic from Simon from theheartoffood

It was so lovely to meet everyone and finally get to put some faces to blogs as well as sample some of everyone’s scrumptious treats. Looking forward to the next one!

Special thanks again to chocolatesuze and grabyourfork for organising everything 🙂

You can check out all the rest of the pictures I took (yes, there are more! hehe) on my Facebook page by clicking here.

You can also check out the recipe/method for my favourite brownie recipe I took to the picnic by clicking here 🙂.

Hope you are all having a fab week!


Happy Easter!

Uncategorized April 22, 2011

No post this week, but just wanted to say Happy Easter! and hope everyone has a wonderful five day! (yes five day!) weekend with whatever you do, whether it be traveling, spending time with family or just plain ole relaxing 🙂

Mikey and I are going to have a movie marathon and hopefully visit Sizzling Fillo as recommended by Jenius (so excited!!!) as well as bake.bake.bake like a crazy person for next week’s engagement party. I have brownies, choc chip cookies, butter cookies and chocolate mud cake for the engagement cake to bake, so I have my work cut out for me 🙂 Hopefully will get some time to go for some nice walks if the weather is nice – I’m mostly just looking forward to sleeping in !!

stay safe and eat some chocolate eggs (preferably a Cadbury Creme Egg..) or a hot cross bun for me! 🙂