Where's the cheese ?

The cat is well and truly out of the bag.

In just over a months time, I'll be packing my bags, pocketing my passport and flying off to a little town called New York City. 

A snowy Winter wonderland awaits me in the Big Apple where I plan to ice-skate, walk aimlessly for hours discovering the best food places this town has to offer and perhaps indulge in a little New York Cheesecake....or two.

In ode to this up coming adventure and inspired by my utter love of all things French, I present to you a combination of some of my favourite ingredients and flavours in life - my petite "no-cheese" cheesecake.

Yes, it may be raw, gluten, dairy and refined sugar free, but by God it's creamy, lush and delicious.  You'll never know the difference, I swear!

Recipe originally adapted from Lolo Magazine's Raw Lavender and Honey Cheesecake (see here)

A Place Called Yard !

Far far away in a little town called Paris lives a pretty, yet unassuming restaurant called Yard.

This little Parisian gem is not interested in being amongst the hustle and bustle, but can be discovered hiding down a little back cobbled lane, away from prying tourist eyes.  An hours walk from our apartment brings us inside this oasis where you'll find me...hungrily and impatiently waiting for the seasonal (albeit limited) menu to be placed in front of me.

And each year I walk away having indulged in and subsequently voted for "the dish of the trip".

COOKBOOK: Love, Amiee x

This is seriously one gorgeous cookbook.  

No bullshit.  

When the lovely people of Murdoch Books sent me the cookbook Love, Aimee x by Aimee Twigger, I was hooked from the first turn of the page.  Oh who am I kidding, the cover alone had me reaching for my rolling pin and apron.   From the photos and home-crafted recipes, to the beautiful styling (and even the font used throughout), this book is feminine, pretty and utterly indulgent.