Cafe of the week: Espresso Depot

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Anne and I ventured to Buninyong, about 15 minutes outside of Ballarat. As we were attempting to try a new coffee place for our weekly catch-up, we happened upon Espresso Depot. Coffee was good, friand was yum. Buninyong is definitely a place for a quick stop-over if you... Continue Reading →

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Violet Crumble Slice

This recipe for Violet Crumble Slice is adapted from my Clinker Slice recipe. It’s an incredibly simple recipe and takes no time at all to prepare. Source: Aubrey Makes/Serves: approx. 20 pieces Variation: I'm still thinking about that Malteser version but Clinker Slice is hard to beat. Ingredients: 1 packet marie biscuits 1 packet Violet... Continue Reading →

Cafe of the week: L’espresso

L'espresso in Ballarat has fast become a popular haunt of mine mainly due to their delicious coffee. I've visited L'espresso many times during my first year as a local (it's been one year exactly since we moved to Ballarat) and it's my go-to cafe when showing friends and family around. "See, you can get Melbourne... Continue Reading →

XVI by Aubrey

As I'm currently unemployed I've had a lot of time on my hands. A lot. When I was asked by my sister to make a customer order for some concrete pots with succulents for Xmas gifts, I was delighted and put the finished product on Facebook. Many friends commented on how lovely the pots were... Continue Reading →

Cafe of the week: Vegas and Rose

If you've been reading this blog long enough, you'll realise that I love Instagram. It's my own daily news feed where I discover hidden gems. One of those hidden gems happened to be Ballarat cafe, Vegas and Rose. Vegas and Rose borrows its name from Las Vegas and The Rose of Australia Hotel in Sydney.... Continue Reading →

Aubrey loves: Woodduck Press

For the past two months, I've been visiting the popular Creswick Market and have found some great local businesses making wonderful things such as Bisk-Art, Blackbird Lane Designs and High Voltage Lamps to name a few. One of my favourite finds is Daylesford business, Woodduck Press.  Woodduck Press is a boutique letterpress design and print... Continue Reading →

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