Cold Brewed Overnight Coffee

It’s been an interesting few months over here on the Red Dot. The MM family has now been in Singapore for 2.5 months, and during that time we’ve moved into our flat, caught up with some old friends, celebrated Miss G’s 2nd birthday, and distantly welcomed our little newborn nephew into our family. And I’m…

Top 5 to Try in July!

I know, I know, it’s been ages! To be fair, there has been a lot going on in my world. This week, my family and I (and my kitchen!) upped and moved ourselves back to Singapore! Yes, I said back. For those of you who don’t already know, myself and CTO spent the first 2.5…

Happy Easter!

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter and Good Egg Hunting tomorrow! XO Mandi

Disney’s “Frozen” Elsa’s Icicles

How crazy has the whole “Frozen” phenomenon been? Even months after it’s been out, there is still so much merchandise out there, and every time I go out to my local shopping centre I see at least 2 little girls dressed up as Elsa. I don’t remember a Disney 2D movie being this popular since…

Strawberry Coconut Popsicles

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic Chrissy and firecracker season, and are ripping and rearing for a great new year! Did anybody make any resolutions? I didn’t, but I’m going to try and do the same thing I do every year; lose a bit of weight. I did pretty well…

Merry Christmas!

Wishing every one of my readers and followers on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest a very Merry Christmas, and a safe and happy holiday season with your loved ones! See you soon, xo Mandi

‘Hawthorn’ Chocolate Honeycomb Ice Cream

Gourmet ice cream. We love the thickness, the supreme fattiness of the cream, and the way it clings to the spoon and coats your tongue as it glides down your throat. We love the 1002 flavours available, the exotic ingredients, and the posh names that have way too many words in it. But what we…

Sausage Rolls

As I wrote in my last post (Chocolate Peanut Butter Spiders), there are some foods that are a must at an Australian kid’s party. Or really, at any Aussie lunch/afternoon function. And tradition dictates that there must be at least 1 item on the menu that has puff pastry as the primary ingredient. For if…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Spiders

What’s this? More fantastic 90’s yummy treats? Yes, I’m going to make you all relive all your childhood birthday parties with these goodies! Think back to any kids party you attended during the 1990’s in Australia and you’ll remember that the menu’s were all pretty simple and all very similar. Chocolate crackles, honey joys, fairy…

Chocolate Freckles

What a month! Miss G had her 1st birthday party last week, so I’ve spent the past month planning the menu, then the week before the party getting the food ready, so please forgive me for the lack of posting on here! We’ve also been attending some of Miss G’s friends parties as well, so…

Oven Dried Cherries

Trying to find dried cherries in Australia during Winter is hard. Very hard. Absolutely nobody sells them! I looked high and low, the big names didn’t sell them and even the little gourmet providores didn’t have them. I finally had the issue explained to me by a local nutstand; it’s not Christmas. Dried cherries really…

Homemade Almond Meal

How many times have you gone to make a flourless cake, or macarons, or friands, or granola, only to find that you’ve run out of almond meal? This happened to me a couple of days ago. I got a freebie sachet of quick oats in the mail, and attached to it was a recipe for…