In Melbourne, a city full of food and obsessed by coffee, I cook, I eat, I share the good news and the bad. essjay eats

Archive for 2016

The Tonic Files: Bottlegreen Elderflower Tonic Water

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

I find it really difficult to walk past a new tonic water. Really hard. And I’m a bit of a fan of elderflower. So I somehow found myself buying a four pack of Bottlegreen’s Elderflower Tonic Water home from the shops. 

Winter is here – slow cooking all the goodness

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

Hello Blog – I’ve missed you. Yes, yes – too much to do, too little time to write. But I’ve missed you. I was going to tweet about what I made with my booty from the Carlton North Primary School Farmers Market, but it was going to be like three tweets so I thought I’d […]

The gin files – Stone Pine orange blossom gin

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Stonepine Distillery  Straight – chilled – to be honest – I can’t smell anything. Tasting – has a very floral early, front notes  which is obviously orange blossom. Without a big whack of juniper though it’s a bit “watery” at the end for me. 

All about the gin

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Gin – how much do I love gin? If you follow me on twitter you’ll probably know the answer to this question. I like gin very much. Very much indeed. In the last few years I’ve been quietly playing my part in driving it’s renewed popularity. I have 27 different gins at home (at last […]