Vintage Guitar Scene: 1962 Gibson J-200N – Blonde

January 18, 2018 Martin Cilia

I was always in awe of Gibson J200 guitars. I first saw and heard the one that was used on The Shadows version of Apache. That guitar was borrowed from Cliff Richard. Bruce Welch from The Shadows played the great sounding rhythm guitar on Apache  (it was also used on other Shadows & Cliff Richard recordings). Cliff’s guitar has a sunburst finish. […]

Recipe Scene: Coffee Scrolls

January 17, 2018 Kate Delbridge

I think most people love a coffee scroll. I know I have strong childhood memories of getting one as a special treat from the school canteen – they always seemed huge back then. In this tradition I like to continue to to make my scrolls pretty generous, but you can make them smaller if you like. However that probably just means that people will have two. […]

Recipe Scene: Vanilla Pear Cake

January 10, 2018 Kate Delbridge

This is a really quick and easy cake to make, and is a great way to use up pears. I often end up with one or two pears that are too squishy to eat, but it seems a shame to throw them away. By stirring them through a vanilla cake batter, you get a delicious pear flavour to the cake, plus you can feel virtuous for not having thrown the pears in the compost. […]

Recipe Scene: Light Carrot Cake

December 13, 2017 Kate Delbridge

There are eleventy billion carrot cake recipes, and I feel that I have tried out a significant proportion of them. The thing I love about this one is that it’s very simple, and really quick to throw together. Although I love cream cheese icing, this lemon glaze does, and the name implies, result in a lighter, less rich cake. Given the cake itself is quite simple I usually cook it in a fluted bundt tin to make it look a bit more fancy. […]

Video Scene: Makua Beach

December 8, 2017 Martin Cilia

The Makua Beach video was shot on location at Makua Beach (hence the song title) in Hawaii by master underwater videographer Ray Hollowell in 2011. We wanted to capture the feel of Hawaii in both the music and the vision. We think that was achieved. […]

Recipe Scene: Macadamia Blood Orange Slice

December 6, 2017 Kate Delbridge

This really nice slice is a sort of cakey brownie – it has a bit too much flour in it to be an actual, sqidgy brownie, but is just as easy to throw together. You can use any kind of nut that you like, but I think macadamias work really well. I like to adorn the top with drizzles of melted chocolate, but if you’re in a hurry it is just fine with a dusting of icing sugar. […]

Recipe Scene: Triple Chocolate Brownies

November 29, 2017 Kate Delbridge

I reckon that pretty much everyone loves a brownie. There are of course absolutely tons of brownie recipes around that cater for all tastes – dense, sqidgy, firm, whatever you fancy. These ones are pretty dense and liberally studded with choc bits. They are delicious, and it is seriously difficult to stop at one piece. […]

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1935 Martin 00-17 acoustic

November 27, 2017 Martin Cilia

fter I played it I put it back in the case and she took it home with her. The following Thursday I said, if you ever want to sell the guitar I’m your buyer. About a month later she asked if I was still interested in the guitar, the following week I was the proud owner of a 1935 Martin acoustic guitar. […]

Recipe Scene: Ricotta, Pear and Macadamia cheesecake

November 22, 2017 Kate Delbridge

When we moved house recently my kids bought me a cookbook as a housewarming gift. It was Low and Slow by Louise Frane. I’ve cooked several things from it and they have all been sensational, but this dessert got the most raves. Like all cheesecakes it’s best made the day before and left in the fridge for the flavours to develop. I get it out of the fridge at least an hour before serving, as I think it works best at room temperature. […]

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