Christmas is just around the corner folks! Crazy – I know but it’s true. I’m super unorganised at the moment in practically every aspect of my life: with the blog, organising the wedding, work, so I haven’t even thought about Christmas baking. In fact, I’m trying to be super healthy this year (especially with the wedding around the corner) so my baking will be very limited this year – booo. In saying that, we’re going to a big Christmas BBQ this Saturday so I’m planning on baking to my hearts content
On Thursday Seb and I caught up with some friends to check out the latest exhibition at Compound Interest and grab a bite to eat. Over dinner it came up in conversation that I hadn’t decided on this week’s post, then out of nowhere someone mentioned coconut crumpets! Apparently there’s a cafe in Thornbury that makes them and they’re sensational (sorry the cafe name escapes me). I knew I had a recipe for crumpets in one of my Rachael Allen books and I’ve been meaning to make them for ages.
A few weeks ago I picked up the latest book from the Gourmet Farmer (Matthew Evans & friends) and instantly fell in love with it’s recipes. I must admit I haven’t seen many episodes of the TV show (my brother LOVES it) but I’ve always enjoyed those that I saw. What’s not to love? It shows Tassie from an amazing perspective, inspiring foodies to make the most of their surroundings. Anyway, the new book is all about getting back to absolute basics and enjoying simple food in its
A couple of weeks ago Mum came up to Melbourne for a visit. We went to the famous ‘Deli’ on Brunswick street for a late lunch and I ordered something similar to this. To sum it up briefly, it… was… awesome! So awesome in fact, that I immediately knew I had to re-create it for the blog. I invited some friends over for Saturday breakfast (the best meal of the week in my opinion) and cooked this little number for them. This brekky still has the yummy bacon & eggs,
Today I’m celebrating my first milestone… 25 posts! Yippee! It’s another chilly day here and I’m hanging for some constant warm weather to de-thaw my bones! I thought Melbourne’s winter would be short and sweet but this last little bit seems to be dragging on f-o-r-e-v-e-r. I can’t wait for warm alfresco dining every night – bliss! But… the good the news is we now have daylight savings and just having those extra few hours after work is amazing. I’m even hoping I’ll have some time to photograph midweek after
How hard can toasted muesli be to make? Not that hard it turns out. I’ve wanted to make it for some time and now our pantry is pretty much packed to the brim with all sorts of bits and bobs I thought I’d give it a go. This altered version of Delicious Magazine’s toasted muesli is so filling for breakfast. I found I could only eat about half of what I’d normally have and would keep me fuller for longer.The recipe below is a bit of a guess as I
Sunday was the best day I’ve had in a long time! I woke up early and made pikelets for breakfast and then a spot of gardening in the beautiful sunshine. I have the rocket in the greenhouse along with my coriander and basil and all are coming along nicely. I’m looking forward to Summer when everything will (hopefully) leap out of the ground! It was such a beautiful day here on Sunday that I went for a m-a-s-s-i-v-e bike ride around the Yarra trail and stopped off for a bite to