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What a busy few weeks it has been. I have to apologise for not posting last week, I’ve already been told it didn’t go unnoticed!! Over the past two weeks I’ve been down to Tassie (and back) twice – phew. Once to say my goodbyes to a very wonderful man and the second to celebrate a very special lady’s 100th birthday. Needless to say, it’s been a rollercoaster of emotions.   Sisters, Aunty Nan (left – 90 years old) with Ninny (100!) “A little bit of powder and a little

This past week was cold and miserable, so to cheer everyone up I thought I’d make a little sweetie. I had a few bananas that needed using up, and who doesn’t love banana bread (or banana cake for that matter)? I’m guessing the difference between the two is the sweetness? Anyway, I knew I wanted to add some chocolate to the mix so I cut back on some of the sugar in the cake mixture. Banana cake would have to be one of my all time faves! You definitely want

Madeleines

On Saturday morning we woke up, grabbed a ‘Black Coffee from ‘No fixed address‘ and headed off to the Yarra Valley! Woohoo! It had just occurred to me that after living in Melbourne for almost a year we’d hardly done any exploring around Victoria *gasp* (esp after our last couple of years filled with extensive travel)! At my new job I get to ogle at photos of Victoria’s most picturesque and beautiful spots all day long.  I was inspired to get out of the city, so we headed out to

Anzac biscuits

With Anzac Day tomorrow, this weeks post just HAD to be the one and only Anzac biscuit (mmm, don’t mind me, I’m just chomping on one as I type). This is (yet again) one of those recipes that features the magic ingredient… golden syrup. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again – anything containing golden syrup is just so-so-so good. I learnt recently through a blog in the US that golden syrup isn’t that common over there!?! Really? Tragedy! When I was a little girl I used to

Goodness me, I’m all over the place at the moment. I know Easter was over a week ago but I just HAD to share this with you. This weekend just gone was the  Greek Orthodox time to celebrate Easter… so I’ll say it again… HAPPY EASTER (or… Kalo Pashcha)! My good friend Eirini asked me if I’d like to join her in the kitchen to bake some traditional Greek Easter treats. Needless to say I JUMPED at the chance… I love learning new recipes! It was great to learn about

Afternoon Tea: Whilst living in England I fell in love with the tradition of afternoon tea. It wasn’t just a high-tea tradition in fancy hotels, but something that even existed in my workplace. At my old job in London, we would stop for a 15-20 minute afternoon tea break everyday at 3pm. We’d all take it in turns to make the brew and occasionally tuck-into a little baked delight. Long live afternoon tea!… but what’s a real afternoon tea without scones? These are possibly the easiest thing in the world

Breakfast: Saturday breakfasts would have to be one of my favourite meals of the week. I always think it’s such a reliably delicious meal as it’s pretty hard to top the classic egg and bacon combo. This is still quite a new flavour pairing for me as I never used to like bacon until a few years ago… I know, crazy, right? I do however, like to switch it up with brekky, as you can see with some of my past posts here. My favourite breakfast at this time of

This week on the Adeline & Lumiere Blog we’re (pre) celebrating St Patricks Day! With that in mind, I thought I’d use a recipe that was given to me by my Aunty when I visited Ireland a few years ago. I had the best time in the Emerald Isle and with Fitzgerald as my surname, I felt right at home! It was a few years ago, it still remains one of the best trips I’ve been on. Trekking through the Killarny National Park, walking up Mt Brandon (2nd highest mountain

Well how was everybodys’ weekend? I don’t know about you but mine was great! First of all I had two pieces of good news on Friday afternoon… 1. I found out I got a new job (wooohoooo!) It was a three month process from the first interview, but it was worth the wait. Good things really do come to those who… well, you know ; ) 2. The second bit of good news was that I won a competition from The Design Files blog! The new book by ‘The Little

Well Christmas and New Years may be over but the summer festivities are still going strong! My new years resolution this year is to get fit, which I’m loving but it sure is time consuming. I’ve joined the gym (it’s getting pretty serious) and have tried all the classes. Monday night touch football has also just started back up and last night we had perfect weather (if not a wee bit too hot)!  The reason for all this fitness activity is because I’ve got a wedding to attend at the

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