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Baking

Last week my lovely friend Amber was busy cooking up a storm in her kitchen and made me all sorts of delicious treats, including a jar of lemon curd! Augh my goodness, this is the sort of stuff that makes me go weak at the knees! It’s edible gold! I introduced her to it earlier in the year when we went to our family shack over the new year break. I scored a jar at our christmas ‘pickle club’ meet but it had be used within two weeks, so I

Just a little quickie this week. It’s been such a hectic week I haven’t had time to scratch myself! The parentals were up from Hobart this weekend so I’ve been busy playing host over the last couple of days. On Saturday we went for a very quick day trip up to Daylesford. Unfortunately the weather was pretty wet and cold so we escaped to the warm of Wombat Hill House and ate some delicious pizzas (they even have gluten free). If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen

A bit of a short (and sweeeeet) post this week.  It feels like forever since I’ve baked a treat, so I’m very happy to be baking a lovely little sweetie for this weeks post. Nothing makes me happier than baking and sharing it with people (and I think my work mates quite like it too). I decided to cook something delicious from one of my favourite baking books, The Hummingbird Cookbook. The Hummingbird Bakery is a beautiful little shop that specialises in delicious cupcakes, slices and cakes. I think they now

I was extremely lucky to win an absolutely amazing Emily Green scarf at the start of last week! Half of Melbourne have her famous fimo necklaces and now she’s paired up with Lucy Hall to create a range of cool fluro scarves. I chose the ‘Pebbles’ scarf in grey/red which I’ve not taken off since it arrived – I love it! You can check out the rest of her designs and colourways in her online store here.   Callington Mill have a range of different flours from wholegrain, medium sifted

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

This weeks recipe is a doozy. I’m really craving ‘comfort food’ now the Melbourne winter is creeping it’s way in. The sort of food you’d see on the menu of a good ol’ fashioned English pub. I do miss some of the London pubs. Two of our favourite in the South West (amongst others) were ‘The Ship’ and ‘The White Hart’, both right on the banks of the Thames. In summer we would sit there all day and bask in the sun whilst sipping on an ice-cold Pimms. All my

On Friday night we took Seb’s mum Leonie (over from Hobart for a few days) out for a few drinks in the city, then followed it up with dinner at St. Jude’s Cellar on Brunswick St. Their style of food could be described as French-Provincial home cooking, perfect for a cold Friday eve. All their dishes were comforting and very tasty. I had duck confit with celeriac puree, globe artichoke, fennel and fig jus. Deelish. We couldn’t resist a little something sweet afterwards so we shared a mighty fine self-saucing

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

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