Month: September 2014

M&M cake

So about 10 weeks ago, my ex work colleague had a baby and I had yet to see him. I had planned an afternoon at her place for some cuddles with her little boy and also for some afternoon tea which I said I would provide.

My colleague, being her straight up self mentioned that I needed to make something, not buy it! I was so busy in the week leading up to this I had no clue what to make! I needed something that was quick and easy to put together but that I could maybe make the night before or earlier somehow. I thought of the kitkat cake that I had previously made for my sister so I thought I would make a different version of that… an M&M’s cake!!!

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I made it the simple way. Whipped up some packet cake mix, mixed up some cream with cocoa powder and put it altogether! Oh and I also added some strawberries in between it as well! Divine! Then came the decorating with all the M&M’s!!! So cute at the end! They loved it!

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Plenty of Windsor

On a cold rainy Melbourne morning, we went to brunch as we do, and ended up at this quaint little cafe called Plenty of Windsor. Located on the busy Chapel St (but down the quieter end) this little cafe was filled with people getting out of the cold to enjoy a delicious breakfast.

The menu wasn’t very substantial and to be honest, I don’t exactly remember what our dishes were called. All I know is, they were AMAZING!

I ended up ordering a dish that had some sourdough bread, topped with porcini mushrooms (I think that was the type of mushroom) parmesan and I’m pretty sure I ordered a side of chorizo as well. I’ll tell you now, I wasn’t expecting this dish to be awesome.. I mean mushrooms with a bit of cheese on toast and chorizo, can’t be that great right? Well I was proved wrong! It was one of the most delicious things I’ve had for brunch in a long time! Everything went so well together and it was all perfectly cooked! Definitely a recommended dish!

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My partner wasn’t too sold on the menu and how it had so little to offer so he ended up ordering the Chicken Kiev. When it came out, he didn’t look too impressed as he was hungry and this dish was literally 3 pieces of small chicken legs with some potatoes underneath. When he tried it though, haha was he surprised. He loved the dish! The chicken was perfectly nice and moist and the potatoes were a nice compliment to the dish. Even though he was hungry by the time he finished the dish, he was nicely satisfied which was good.

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I haven’t been back to this place since, which is a bit of a disappointment but I have already recommended it to friends andI’m hoping when they try it they’ll love it as much as I do. Will definitely be back for sure!

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Stagger Lee’s

What can I say, yes been super lazy but here’s a new post for you all to read!!

Came here a few months ago as I had heard this place was the sister cafe to Proud Mary’s. As I love the food at Proud Mary’s I thought why not give this cafe a shot!

My partner and I came here with one of his work colleagues for a tasty brunch session. Surprisingly we got a table pretty quickly.. only had to wait for about 10 minutes! Scored! Although in saying that, we had to sit on the communal table and we were right near the door so it was a bit cold with the door opening and closing every so often.. but it doesn’t matter.. a seat is a seat!

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We had a good look through their menu… even though it was a cold morning and I don’t particularly like cold food on a cold day, I thought I would give the bircher muesli a go… the only reason I thought of trying this was because of the COCONUT YOGHURT! I’ve tried coconut yoghurt before.. me being lactose intolerant and all.. and I actually really like it. In saying that, I don’t usually eat bircher muesli when I go out. I found the whole dish to be nice but it was a bit sweet to my liking and I found the muesli part to be a bit bland? I’m not sure if its supposed to be like that or not but it needed more flavour to it.. in my opinion anyways.. and I think that much coconut yoghurt in one go is a little too much.. but I’m not complaining.. it was still a nice dish and well presented.

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My partner ordered the Frank n Beans. The dish looked so wholesome and extremely tasty! The serving size was massive as well. From what I can recall, I don’t think my partner ended up finishing it all. I tried a bit and what can I say, you can’t go wrong with beans, some bread and some sort of meat! 🙂

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My partners workmate ordered the Coco pop and Salted caramel french toast. It looked so pretty on the plate. I tried a tiny bit as well and it was actually really good! Although to me, it seemed more like a dessert on a plate with all the cream n what not… but who can say no to French toast when its covered with all of that?!?!

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So I’ve been to this place another time since this visit and I love it. Even though I’m not a massive fan of their soy mochas, they do delicious juices and great coffees. Will definitely be back for more!

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