A Year In Review

So it has been one year already for the Gourmet Getaways website! How quickly time flies when you are having fun.

I would like to celebrate by recapping some of my favourite recipes for the year.

Here are my top ten, I have chosen these based on either visitor hits, recognition by a third party such as Foodbuzz or just a sentimental favourite of mine.

Mando Cheesecake Ice-Cream

Cheesecake Ice-cream with Mango Syrup

This recipe was my first to make the Foodbuzz Top 9

Strawberry & Rose Teacup Cupcakes

Strawberry & Rose Teacup Cakes

Another success!! Voted as a Foodbuzz Top 9

Maple Syrup Lamb Shanks-2

Maple Syrup Lamb Shanks

Thanks to Elizabeth for the recipe, it is now a family favourite for winter and a top

performing recipe for the site.

Niku Jaga


Thank you Mana and Kaori for this quick and healthy Japanese dish, another great

comfort food.

Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

Ferrero Rocher sponsored this promotion and inspired these delicious cupcakes. I love the

flavour and the images.

Watermelon Fizz Cocktail

Watermelon Punch

Seems I have a thirsty audience, this recipe has been very popular statistically.

Christmas Tree Shortbread

Shortbread Christmas Tree

This was a CSR sponsored promotion which I thoroughly enjoyed.  I make shortbread

every year but this time I decided to make a Christmas Tree centre piece with the


Char sui, char siu

BBQ Pork Char Sui

This is the nicest savoury dish I have made thanks to Rasa Malaysia for her recipe.

Chocolate Crunch Slice

Chocolate Crunch Slice

Anyone who know me knows this recipe has always been my specialty, although I never

let on how easy it was to make.

Black Forest Macaron-2

Black Forest Macaroon

I just like the picture, what a delicious food image.

So enough of looking backwards, here’s to another year of food, festivals and fun! Please join me for the ride.

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