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Dessert: It’s Friday the 13th! Augh. Now I’m not a superstitious sort of person but just to make sure everything goes to plan for dessert, I’ve decided to make the most reliable and delicious dessert of all time. The humble Apple (not pie, but) Crumble. You know, at one point when I was a kid mum made an Apple Crumble for dessert every night for what felt like months! My brother and I thought it was the best thing ever. During this time, mum experimented and started adding some toasted

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

Lunch: I’ve just rediscovered my obsession with chorizo. I’d first come to love it on a trip to Barcelona many moons ago but it’s one of those ingredients I had somehow managed to forget. It wasn’t until a month or so ago that I had rediscovered these Spanish smallgoods after making Jamie Oliver’s delicious Tomato & Chorizo salad. Whenever possible, I try to cook in-season and as we’re now in the full-swing of an Australian autumn, I thought I’d use some lovely fresh Leeks from the market. I love the

Breakfast: Saturday breakfasts would have to be one of my favourite meals of the week. I always think it’s such a reliably delicious meal as it’s pretty hard to top the classic egg and bacon combo. This is still quite a new flavour pairing for me as I never used to like bacon until a few years ago… I know, crazy, right? I do however, like to switch it up with brekky, as you can see with some of my past posts here. My favourite breakfast at this time of

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 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

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

Awww… Christmas isn’t Christmas until you bake a batch of gingerbread men. My cute little niece loves baking gingerbread men (even when it’s not Christmas) but I think she loves making it so she can eat the dough. She must get that from our side of the family! Seb doesn’t like to eat cookie dough (which I think is abnormal). I think I prefer it to the end cooked result! Is that abnormal? I baked these and brought them to work last week (my colleagues love me) and out of all

Mince Pies

I never quite understood why Mince pies were called mince pies? There’s no beef in it? When I read up on the matter I discovered that I had good reason to be confused. Phew. The original mince pies, way way way back when, they were often filled with minced meat, a range of fruits and spices such as cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. What we now know as Mince Pies didn’t eventuate until Victorian times when they sweetened them and reduced their size (thank god)! I love a good mince pie

O-M-G! It’s the first of December! Where has this year gone? Someone told me the other day that the older you get, the faster each year goes because it’s a smaller percentage of life – *gasp*. So anyway, 24 days until Christmas day – my favourite day of the year where I spend the day with everyone I love. This time last year I was making all sorts of lovely goodies in the kitchen for Christmas and this year is no different, although this year I have learnt from my

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