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i heart italy – the locale competition

The month of June means that it is time to celebrate la Festa della Repubblica – Italian Republic Day!   In true Italian style we are celebrating all month long and we invite you to join us as we appreciate all things Italian and Italian inspired!   To enter Submit an Italian inspired cafe photo on our Locale facebook page which will be judged by our fans through Facebook likes. The more likes, the higher your chances of winning the weekly and/or monthly prize, so make sure you share your photo with family and friends to increase your chance of winning.   The prizes Each and every entrant in this competition will receive one free coffee at Locale.   Each week the photo with the most likes will receive a mixed biscotti pack.   At the end of the month of June the photo with the most likes in total will win a Coffee and Bake cooking

i heart italy – the marca competition

The month of June means that it is time to celebrate la Festa della Repubblica – Italian Republic Day!   In true Italian style it’s an all month festa and we invite you to join us as we celebrate all things Italian and Italian inspired and join us in a fun little competition!   The competition   Submit your own travel photo either taken in Italy or inspired by Italy on the Marca facebook page, which will be judged by our fans via “likes”.   Each week the photo with the most likes will receive a Brachetto D’Acqui Tosti piccolo sparkling wine.   At the end of the month of June the photo with the most likes in total will win a $50 restaurant voucher!   All it takes is one photo and sharing with your family and friends to win an Italian meal, as good as if you were in Italy.   For those

things we’re loving right now

1. Eating seasonally. We always love to talk food but when the seasons change it gives us a new topic to discuss, what is local and in season? Fennel is one vegie that’s currently got me captivated thanks to my Mum and luckily Autumn is the perfect time for it! 2. Ankle boots. They seem to be everywhere as winter approaches but I still haven’t found the perfect pair. This pair from Gorman is pretty close though!   3. Learning new Italian words such as farfallone which means a big butterfly or colloquially used to refer to someone who flirts a lot! 4. Thick, delicious Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey. My boyfriend is even getting up in time for breakfast before work when he knows he can have this slathered on rye bread with butter. Plus the tin is super cute on my kitchen bench. What are you loving right now? Love, your angel,

Last minute chocolate spiders

Picture this. It’s 4pm on a Saturday afternoon and you’ve just got a phone call. Your friends are having an impromptu BBQ at 6pm and because you always bring the sweets they’ve asked you to bring something for dessert. The problem is you are currently watching Real Housewives of Beverley Hills and really don’t want to hang out in the kitchen for the next two hours. Solution? Super simple chocolate spiders! Ingredients 1 packet of original fried noodles (from the Asian aisle in your supermarket) 2 tablespoons of crunchy peanut butter or Gianduja 200grams Belgian dark chocolate 1. Microwave dark chocolate and peanut butter or Gianduja in a microwave safe bowl for about 60 seconds on high. If not melted, then microwave again in 5 second intervals. 2. Mix well until it is a smooth paste. 3. Add noodles and coat them well. 4. Spoon the mixture onto a grease-proof paper, or into individual paper

What my mother taught me

Here at Kitchen Angel we love our Mum’s. They are our constant guides, inspiring us every day and always offering unconditional love and support. We thought with Mother’s Day coming up we would ask some of our staff and regular visitors what their mothers taught them!   Georgina (nearly 4) – How to do nice things & cuddle.   Paolo (31) – How to be on time, be accountable & how to  iron, wash and cook!   Dina (66) – To always wash your face & comb your hair first thing in the morning.   Laura (37) – That you don’t need recipes to cook, how to make my bed & an obsession with coffee. Oh and I can’t forget that she taught me my love of fashion!   Trudy (26) – To always be considerate and kind. To be open minded, love animals and to trust my creativity!   Julian (6) – How to