Chocolate Caramel Slice

Chocolate Caramel Slices are a classic Australian treat. Make them more delicious with a touch of sea salt.

chocolate caramel slice

This post has been sponsored by NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto, who asked me to try their three new morning coffees, but the content and opinions are my own.

For the longest time, my husband and I have been fans of preparing our coffee in an Italian-made stove-top coffee pot. The simple ritual of making coffee – filling the pot with water, grinding the coffee beans, and waiting for the coffee to brew and fill the kitchen with the aromas of chicory and arabica beans – was something we enjoyed as part of the coffee drinking experience.

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Chinese Barbecue Pork (Char Siu Pork)

A delicious and simple recipe for a Chinese-restaurant classic which you can make at home.

chinese barbecue pork char siu pork

One thing I miss about living in Australia is being able to visit the local Chinatown, whether it be for a traditional Dim Sum breakfast, a browse through the colourful aisles of the Vietnamese grocer, or a visit to the Chinese bakery for their light and fluffy cakes. Something I deeply miss are the restaurants where you can buy one of the Chinese roast ducks on display, as well as their crispy pork belly, or the ever popular Chinese barbecue pork (also known as char siu pork).

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Peanut Butter Cookies

Deliciously addictive peanut butter cookies, best served with a dollop of raspberry jam!

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Like most children, I grew up addicted to peanut butter sandwiches. But this humble concoction was given an upgrade when I first started cooking from Nigella Bites during my time as a law student. Therein that fabulous book lies the ultimate recipe for a Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich, inspired by one that was favoured by the late Elvis Presley in his later (and more rounded) years. It is a grilled sandwich that is the stuff of dreams for any student cramming for an exam in the wee hours of the morning.

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Honey, Soy & Sriracha Cocktail Sausages

Deliciously sweet, sticky and spicy cocktail sausages. Perfect for entertaining!

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As an expat living in Switzerland, it is hard to ignore comments about the cost of living here and how everything is extraordinarily expensive. Indeed, when you compare the cost of some products sold in neighbouring countries, the same product can sometimes be triple the cost in Switzerland.

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