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What’s this? Two posts in the space of a week? Yep… incredible. I thought I’d share a favourite bundt cake recipe I go back to time and time again. It’s a deliciously lemony, zesty recipe and is made with natural or greek yoghurt. Every week – if the weather is nice – I usually meet up with our mothers group in the park. When I have a spare 15 minutes in the morning, I literally throw all these ingredients into the mixing bowl, pour it into the bundt tin and

Well, where to start? A LOT has happened since last posting here. The biggest and most life-changing event I can think of… having a baby. So many things to say, and yet I have no idea how to say it all. I feel so grateful and fortunate for everything that’s happened over the last year. Firstly, the miracle of life, really is incredible. I know, it’s such a cliche (this whole post will be) but how the hell can a little raisin-looking thing at week 6, grow arms, legs, hands and fingers

Last night I was going through my old photos and trying to make some much needed space on my computer when I came across these photos. They’re from a baby shower I held for my friend close to a year ago! Baby Frank is close to one so I thought it was (probably) time to share these photos with you. Caramel Mud Cake with meringue bee hives.   I love throwing a party, especially when I get to decorate! I opted out of the traditional pink and blue baby showers

Hello hello! I’ve been busy squirrelling away, working in the background on a new website! It’s still the same clean, white, minimal look with a few little extra nice to haves plus the now essential ‘responsive’ design, which I don’t think even existed in wordpress templates back in 2011 when I started. It has been such a huge amount of work that I’m not even half way through, so please bare with me if images are still looking a little strange. When I started the blog I really had no

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

What can I say? Wow! If I knew that homemade sweet chilli sauce was this easy (and tasty) I definitely would have made this sooner. Last week we went to the Vic’ markets and bought a big ol’ bag of chillies. Luckily we had everything else in the cupboard, but to be honest there really isn’t much to it. We started to chop, measure and blitz the ingredients together without thinking about the 37ºC heat outside. We cranked the oven up to sterilize the jars and turned the hotplates on

Happy Valentine’s day my lovely readers! Did anyone get spoilt with chocolate or flowers? Well today is one of the most commercially hyped days of the year and once again I’m completely sucked in. Nothing like a bit of love and romance to spice things up a little I say. Awwww… and yes, I love my red roses I received. Thank you Sebby (even if you did need a little prod ;-p ). This weekend we popped over to the Camberwell market for a little snoop around. Boy there were

Well well it’s been yet another busy weekend @_@  We went back down to Hobart over the weekend for a lovely friends wedding.  I had been checking the weather all week and it had forecast four days of rain (eeek!).  But in true Tasmanian style, the weather did the exact opposite and turned on a beautiful sunny day. Not a cloud in the sky! After the ceremony, we all made our way down to the wharf where we caught a ferry to the reception venue, Peppermint Bay.  It’s one of

Oh my golly goodness, boy has it been hot in Melbourne. I love the heat however it’s completely put me off baking at the moment. Whilst we’re sweltering in this heat I thought it was the perfect time to make something icy and refreshing. I made this up when I was in a little bit of a rush last week. It’s my own recipe and I have to say it’s a winner. I had four happy little ripe nectarines in the fruit bowl and half a juicy watermelon in the

Gyoza dumplings

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A busy weekend is a good weekend and boy was it busy. I can’t believe it is Tuesday already. Some friends of ours invited us around for a Korean BBQ on Saturday. It was my very first one, and let me tell you, it certainly lived up to the hype!  Everything was cooked to perfection and so damn tasty. The entree was an assortment of unusual (but delicious) Tempura goodies.  I’m talking zuccini flowers and sesame leaves.  The sesame leaves (as in the seeds) were super crunchy and had a

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