Among The Daisies

From the shoot I created for the campaign of Kilderkin’s newest addition to the Larrikin family.I worked on these with my friend Adam who is the most amazing mixologist. The idea behind this cocktail is that the flavours play with a change from sweet, fruity and fresh to a slightly spicy and dry finish. The…

Shoot: Timboon Fine Ice Cream

I was so thrilled when the good folks from Timboon Ice Cream got in touch with me to shoot their sensational product. The shoot was primarily to promote their winter flavours (Espresso, Apple Pie, Chocolate and Vanilla) by showcasing them through recipes and some on-site photography. They also have a Liquorice, Turkish delight and Blue…

Shoot: The Local Café

Last week I squeezed in a cheeky restaurant shoot for one of my favourite Ballarat spots, The Local Café. Their food is sensational and a lot of the ingredients are local, some even come from the owners’ garden – so many figs! The interiors are a mix of ‘found items’ with pops of colour here…

Shoot: Kilderkin Sunburnt Country Gin

It’s not everyday you get to shoot a brand that you really admire, so I was thrilled to shoot the new Larrikin Sunburnt Country addition to the Larrikin gin family. The team at Kilderkin approached me to create cocktails as well as shoot them which was great fun as I got to work with friend…

PBJ Thumbrint Cookies

Much to the approval and appreciation of the the boys in the house, I have started rekindling my love for baking. I’ve been wanting to make some biscuits for the boys as treats (better than the store-bought variety) but lying on the sofa always seems like a better idea. This week, I stopped overthinking and…

Turkish Delight Tipple

Just in time for Galentine’s Day or Valentines Day – whatever you are into – or maybe just for a soirée you are throwing next weekend, this tasty tipple is a low in effort and high in reward. I made this with Santory ROKU Gin, which is a lovely Botanical gin distilled in Japan. Here…

Death by chocolate

A glorious play with natural light and some new props I bought at my local antique store. Great thing about antique stores is that you only need one or two pieces and not a whole set. This usually makes it quite affordable shopping, although I always leave with eight things when I only went in…

Summer Squeeze

For a while there I thought Ballarat never saw the sun but the last couple of weeks have proved me wrong. Very wrong. It just so happens that this heatwave has coincided with the longest school holiday (when will it end?) and so, we have been making plenty of slushies and ice-lollies (or ‘icy poles’…