Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The first scones I ever had were in Australia when I visited for the first time over 15 years ago. They are so different from the traditional English version that for years I was completely confused. Where an English scone (or maybe just the American version of an English scone?) is more dense and crumbling, an Australian scone is more light and flaky, kind of like a biscuit. Are you confused yet? I know I am.
But when you have tea at the Sir Stamford, it doesn't really matter what a proper scone is. It's just good. And what's more, they have a special tea service for kids so it was just that much better because I got to share a favorite indulgence with the Kid.
High Tea for Kids at the Sir Stamford
Sir Stamford at Circular Quay
93 Macquarie Street Sydney, NSW 2000Australia
Reservations: 02 9252 4286
Monday, July 9, 2012
For close to a year now, I've been volunteering with an amazing group here in Austin that combines two of my passions - volunteerism benefiting at-risk and abused children and baking. Through Bake A Wish, I've had the pleasure of baking custom cakes for kids and other folks in need throughout Austin - everything from a Spiderman cake to one celebrating a month's worth of birthdays and featuring the flags of Mexico and Mauritania.
So you can imagine how excited I was when the board of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance accepted my proposal to make Bake A Wish the focus of our annual fundraiser! I hope you'll join me and my fellow food bloggers of Austin as we raise money and awareness for Bake A Wish this July 25. Tickets are on sale now via TicketBud - http://afba.ticketbud.com/cupcakes-cocktails.