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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

Whilst everything seems to be pretty relaxed around here, there’s been a lot of activity behind the scenes. I’m like a little duck sitting on the water, all cool and calm whilst my little legs are going a hundred miles an hour. I’ll share a little more with you later on, but in the meantime here are a few photos I took for a Broadsheet shoot a few weeks ago. A friend of mine has been writing a few articles for Broadsheet and asked if I’d be interested in collaborating on

Hazelnut Brownies

It’s a bakers sin, I’ll admit it, but I’ve never made brownies before. Everybody loves a brownie but they’re not too high on my sweet-tooth list so I’ve never bothered. Seb and I had been invited to a last minute BBQ on Anzac Day to watch the big football game (which is quite unusual for us) and we had nothing to take. I knew I had 100g butter in the fridge and some leftover chocolate and hazelnuts from these biscuits I made last week, however I didn’t check to make

It’s getting quite late so I thought I’d keep it short and sweet – much like these biscuits! This week we remember the ANZACS, so I thought (as I do each year) I’d make a batch of the famous ANZAC bikkies… but this time with a twist. Last year I baked the traditional recipe for the blog (found over here) but these, I have to say, take it to a whole new level. I’ve tweaked the recipe a little bit to make them softer and much smaller – bite size

Has everybody else’s March been crazy-busy? My week has been non-stop. Last Wednesday I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of the new exhibit ‘Afghanistan’ at the Melbourne Museum. Filled with fascinating treasures discovered on an archaeological dig in Afghanistan in the early 70’s (right as they were descending into war). All the gold and jewels were quickly hidden away, and later believed to be lost or stolen. Only some 20 years later were they rediscovered.  If you have a chance, go see it – it was

I had a delightful ‘date day’ with Seb on Saturday :) We had a lovely lunch on Lygon st (dodging the rain) then popped across to the IMAX to see Batman (which was, I have to say, awesome). I’m not really a superhero kinda gal, but I’ve always been a big fan of Batman. As a little kid I’d always race home from school to watch Batman (the cartoon) on TV, whilst devouring Promite on toast.  Anyway, after the flicks we popped into a sweet little bar called Southpaw on Gertrude

Bircher Muesli

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

Cypriot Grain Salad

A couple of weeks ago we went to George Calombaris’ restaurant Hellenic Republic and had one of the tastiest meals in a while. I haven’t tried a lot of Greek food, apart from the odd souvalaki here or there, so it was exciting to see what would come out. We tried the tasting menu and this Cypriot Grain salad was definitely the winner of the night (crispy salmon came a close second). I think the best way to describe it is almost like a super charged tabouli salad, but with way

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

Almond Biscuits

Hmmm…what to bake? I know I have some almonds in the pantry and I’d love a little biscuit to go with my afternoon tea so it’s decided. Almond biscuits! I found this dead easy recipe on the taste.com website which makes 24 biscuits, if you can get the mixture out of your mouth and in the oven.     Almond Biscuits Makes 24 Biscuits 125g butter 1.5 cups self raising flour 1/2 cup sugar 60g chopped almonds 1 egg lightly whisked 1tsp vanilla essence 1. Preheat oven to 180°C.  Melt

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