Happy New Year #2022 #NY2022 #cheesecake

Happy new year from Sydney and thank you all for following and supporting freespiritfood.net since I started my blog so many years ago.

Mini baked cheesecake with hints of ginger

How the world has changed in the last two years? Rather than being able to travel the world, or even go to restaurants and places in Australia, I have been relying on my foodie memories and experiences to inspire my cooking at home.

I hope you have enjoyed my attempts to try new recipes and create different dishes. As with the rest of life, some ideas have worked better than others!

To finish the year for desert tonight I created these mini baked cheesecakes, made in a muffin tin, with a ginger biscuit base and shavings of uncrystallised ginger on top. Made in just 3 hours from start to finish, they have been given a tick of approval by our family.

I will post the full recipe but wanted to share a small foodie experience with you from the last day of 2021!!

Jimmy Buffett might say “there’s a little bit of fruitcake in all of us”, but I prefer “a little bit of this cheesecake”!! 😀

Thank you! Happy New Year.

Thank you for all your support through 2020! Whilst we might not be able to be as free spirited in 2021, as we have been in the past, I do hope we can continue to connect through our shared foodie experiences. Thank you all for following and supporting my blog, Happy new year wherever you are. Stay safe And take care. Here are some images from #sydney.

#themoonstoletheshow #abc #joeobrien
#nobushfires #clearnight #sydneynye2021
#sydneyoperahouse #nopeople #nye2021

Oh Baby! #babyshower

Went to a fabulous baby shower today for my niece …wish I had taken more photos of the fabulous feast and the beautiful tea-cups…but here’s a taste!

A splash of colour #tulips #autumn

Brightening up the kitchen as winter approaches in Sydney…beautiful autumn days in the meantime.

French Classics at St Claude’s Sydney

Delicious dining and attentive service at St Claude’s in cosy surrounds in Oxford St, Woollahra. Lucky to have such top notch French menu on our doorstep now and bound to become a regular haunt. Scallop filled Zuchinni flowers, delicious soufflé, steak tartare, steak frites, and perfectLy cooked duck….we skipped dessert! Plus a great wine list and a daily Prix Fixe 3 course menu, St Claude’s is open 7 nights a week for dinner.

Here’s Foodie Terry Durack’s review from the Sydney Good Food Guide https://www.goodfood.com.au/st-claudes-woollahra/st-claudes-20160125-49ix6

And here’s a link to their website http://stclaudes.com.au

Free Spirit Rose

I went into the florist And chose these stunning orange and pink tipped roses to be told they are called “Free Spirit Roses” – what an appropriate and beautiful coincidence!