Vietnamese Coffee

How to make Vietnamese Coffee using a traditional Vietnamese coffee filter (phin), French press, or by using espresso capsules!

vietnamese coffee filter on glass

Vietnamese Coffee

If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you may have noticed that I drink a lot of coffee. Or, as my husband would put it, that I take lots of photos of coffee.

I used to think that I was more of a tea drinker, but perhaps tea is simply not as photogenic … Whatever the case may be, not a day goes by without at least one caffeine fix, and one coffee which I would gladly drink at any time of the day is a Vietnamese coffee.

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Christmas Cupcakes to Celebrate Baby’s First Christmas


My husband and I are delighted to announce the arrival of our first child, a healthy and bouncing little boy, in late November. He has inherited his mother’s love for sleep and eating, except, of course, his mother has been doing little of either in recent weeks 😉

In preparation for his arrival, I had lined up several posts in readiness for publishing on this blog in the coming months, but pregnancy is so often fraught with periods of distraction (particularly nesting in the third trimester) that my to-do list soon became a to-do item in itself. And since the Little One’s birth, I’m not even sure where that to-do list is anymore …

But as our Little One is approaching one month old (didn’t we just bring him home from the hospital??), bits and pieces of my former life are reappearing and I suddenly feel a sense of normality returning, if only very briefly. So I am stealing a moment right now to try and quickly post something, not to mention that I even found time to do some food photography this morning! Amazing how little sleep one really needs to function 😉

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Chocolate Pound Cake

A luscious and moist Chocolate Pound Cake which is perfect unadorned. A hint of coffee makes this cake extra chocolatey! Bake it in a bundt tin to make it extra special.

chocolate pound cake on white cake stand

Welcome to Eat, Little Bird!

And what better way to celebrate my first post than with a celebratory chocolate cake! And this is not just any ordinary chocolate cake … it is a rich, moist and dense Chocolate Pound Cake adapted from a recipe by Marlene Matar from “Marlene’s Best Recipes From East and West”.

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