I love cooking, as many of you know. And I'm a pretty good amateur chef, even if I do say so myself. But I realised today that I've never really roasted meat, never ever made mashed potato, and didn't have a clue how to blanch vegetables. Today I attended a cooking class in Surrey Hills - and learnt so much. Who knew I could dice onions so professionally with so much ease! Such simple tips have given me lots of inspiration. Cooking may be a feature of this blog (even though its real purpose is to showcase Sydney).
My most thoughtful friend Fee gave me the cookbook 500 Cupcakes last weekend (she came to visit and together we discovered the shopping heaven that is Peters of Kensington). She suggested I work my way through the book. That is a lot of cupcakes to force feed my colleagues - but I'll give it a go. This weekend I intend to make mini baked cheesecakes (not quite cupcakes, but same type of idea) as a farewell for R.
Top Tips in Sydney:
* Peters of Kensington - fab shop, all the best brands including all my fav European cooking brands, discounted prices, free gift wrapping (gold/silver/pink - and choice of ribbon!) and you get a gorgeous re-usable pink bag.
* Cheeky Food Group - great cooking classes (I did Easy Entertaining with Style).