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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

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

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 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

It finally feels like a little bit of spring has sprung and just in time too. Last weekend we had a birthday bbq in the park to celebrate Eddy’s 30th Birthday. Happy Birthday Eddy! So of course, I wanted to make the prettiest & most delicious cake ever… and this one is a doozey. A Red Velvet Cake. The red fluffy centre is always a show stopper and a red velvet cake isn’t a red velvet cake unless it has cream cheese frosting on top. Dag nam it’s good. Looks

Chocolate & Hazelnuts – I don’t know what two flavours marry so well. According to my amazing new Flavour Thesaurus book by Niki Segnit, these two flavours came about in the late-nineteenth century due the the lack of cocoa. They had to add ground hazelnuts to bulk out what chocolate they had and hence Nutella was born!  Nutella would have to be my food heaven, so much so that I’ve had to ban myself from buying the stuff. I can’t have it in the house or I will eat it

This cake recipe doesn’t have one skerrick of butter or oil in it, so make it if you’re on that health-kick. Instead of butter I used Coconut milk (see…healthy right?). I was surprised how well the orange and milk coconut flavours go well together and topped off with the crunchy dessicated coconut – my ‘invented’ recipe is a winner!     Orange and Coconut Milk Cake 2/3 Cup coconut milk orange rind 1/4 cup fresh orange juice 3/4 cup sugar whisked 1 egg 1 cup self raising flour 1 tsp baking powder shredded

All this time at home job hunting is soooo good! Not the job hunting bit but all the time spent at home. More time to cook delicious things and show and tell everyone (although I feel as though I’m telling a brick wall). I found this recipe flipping through a recipe book that came with my magimix – ♥. I could see I had a lonely pear in my fruit bowl and I knew I had some slithered almonds in my pantry screaming to be used in something yummy –

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