Monday, August 15, 2011


I have wanted to visit the Birch & Purchese Sweet Studio ever since I watched Darren Purchese cook off against Kate on Masterchef, and birthday week in our household was a perfect excuse to do so.

I should explain that the desserts looked picture perfect when they left the shop but unfortunately got a little battered on the way home as you can see in the photo. Entirely my fault. Luckily it didn't affect the taste!

From the top clockwise is Dark Chocolate, Pear Hazelnut, then Pistachio, Strawberry Rose, followed by Banana, Caramel, Rum and finally Chocolate, Mandarin, Salted Caramel. And not shown in the photo was Coffee Smoked White Chocolate, Coffee, Aniseed Lemon.

Just as you would expect they tasted amazing. My favourite was a toss up between the Chocolate,Mandarin,Salted Caramel and the Banana,Caramel, Rum.

Friday, August 12, 2011

I am still here!

Just letting you know I am still alive and well : ) I seem to have taken an unintended blog break. There hasn't been much going on creatively in ruby-jo land over the past little while so I guess that is probably why.

Anyway I am back on board again so stay tuned for some more regular posting.