This is a sponsored post brought to you by Dilmah by LORRAINE ELLIOT Mark Twain once said, "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated," when he was reading his premature obituary. The same could be said about cupcakes. Ever since Carrie Bradshaw sat on a bench outside Magnolia Cupcakes with her friend Miranda, we all fell in love with this small domed beauty. I remember when they used to be just fairy cakes or butterfly cakes, simply iced, perhaps some sprinkles on them. Now... more
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Lorraine Elliott is the founder and editor of the food and travel blog Not Quite Nigella. She started the blog in September 2007 and blogs full time. She lives in Sydney with her husband Mr NQN who tests all of her dishes and gives her honest (read: blunt) feedback on everything!
This is a sponsored post brought to you by Dilmah By LORRAINE ELLIOT So, are you a tea or a coffee person? I have to say that I am most definitely a tea person. And one of my favourite places to have tea is during a high tea or afternoon tea. So when Dilmah asked me to host my own High Tea I was delighted to but first I had to find out what to do and what not to do as I know that it is an occasion that is steeped with tradition. I asked my friends what was the number one item that they... more
by LORRAINE ELLIOT Hello! I'm so glad to be back with you here at Mamamia, courtesy of Dilmah and their Real High Tea Challenge. Thank you to each and every one of you for your wonderful comments and warm welcome on my first post on the amazing Mamamia website. I smiled every time that I went back to read it. So, where was I? Well, it probably makes sense to start from the beginning. It was about 5 years ago that my husband asked me what I wanted to blog about. I had come to the horrible... more
This is a sponsored post from Dilmah We all wish we could be a bit more like Nigella Lawson right? The woman is amazing, she can bake a mouth-watering berry tart with one hand, while roasting any animal you can think of to delicious perfection with the other. On top of that, she's got a girl-crush-worthy voice and somehow manages to make sifting flour erotic. Well, food blogger Lorraine Elliott (AKA Not Quite Nigella) is a little more like her than the rest of us. And for the next few weeks she... more