Food News

These stories vary from bizarre to extremely personal; delicious little morsels from around the globe that I think you might be interested in.

Here I also chat about developments with the blog, new sponsorships and partnerships with brands and flashy events I attend – such as the unforgettable Masterclass with Tetsuya Wakuda!

Can I eat this if I’m pregnant?

Posted on September 8, 2012

Don’t get excited. I’m NOT pregnant.

However, I was going through some keywords on Google Analytics, and found an alarming amount of search phrases asking if certain things can be eaten when pregnant. Someone typed them in and found my blog.

I can’t even remember talking about that on here? Can you?¬†Anyway, some of them are hilarious, so I just *had* to share.

Here they are, completely unedited. I promise, hand-on-my-heart, I am not making any of these up! I really hope you ladies found your answer here on the blog, but I’m guessing you didn’t. Sorry about that.


I have been keeping a secret from you…

Posted on September 4, 2012

I won’t hold you in suspense any longer. The BIG news is…

The Fig & Cherry family have made a sea change!

We no longer live in Sydney. We have moved to the gorgeous NSW Northern Rivers region, home to beautiful seaside towns like Lennox Head and Byron Bay.

Have we turned into hippies? No, we haven’t. But that was a real question from someone! Moving on… (more…)

Thrifty little beauties

Posted on August 28, 2012

My youngest sister Nicole has a very cool personal style. She effortlessly matches new clothes with vintage accessories, wears cute hats and looks good in things that would make regular people look frumpy, like delicate lace dresses.

Me? Well, we can sum up my fashion credentials in two words: Got None.

My sister and I do have some things in common though, and one of those things is that we love to poke around in vintage and second hand stores. She picks through the racks of clothes and I head straight to the home wares and cookbook sections. Together, we have got the whole store covered! (more…)

In My Kitchen – July 2012

Posted on July 2, 2012

In my kitchen

…are many boxes of frozen berries – Creative Gourmet now has an organic range! These little beauties are going to be blitzed up into sauces, mixed into porridge and many other things I’d expect!


…a jar of Beerenberg Chilli Jam. This is going into stir frys, on steak and maybe on scrambled eggs – don’t knock it ’til you try it! (more…)

Roast chook for Mother’s Day?

Posted on May 11, 2012

Yesterday I received a lovely surprise from the team at Steggles – an early Mother’s Day gift of a large roast chook, oven mit, apron and kitchen shears.

How did you guys know that I have been thinking about buying kitchen shears this last few weeks? You read my mind! (And saved me a few bucks, thank you very much!). Looking forward to getting stuck into cutting loads of different things with those shears. (more…)

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