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Basic Chocolate Cake

Basic Chocolate Cake

July 19, 2012 9 Comments

Some things just make you bloody happy don’t they? I apologies for using the word bloody but I just wanted to convey to you my passion in that statement. I love cooking as you would have guessed otherwise why would I waist my time writing about it in a blog. No it’s not just because […]

Brown sugar sponge cake with caramelised pears

Brown sugar sponge cake with caramelised pears

April 24, 2012 No Comments

I made this cake (as you do) for my birthday a couple of years ago. WOW how amazing it was. Here I am with Lisa Featherby – Australian Gourmet Traveller Food Editor Since seeing this cake in the August 2010 addition of the Australian Gourmet Traveller (my favourite food magazine) I had been lusting over it […]

Rainbow layer cake

Rainbow layer cake

April 5, 2011 7 Comments

If you have been following my blog and me on twitter and facebook you will know that last  month I was very busy cooking like a crazy woman in preparation for my daughters 2nd birthday, not to mention my husband and mothers birthdays whom all fall within a week of one another. I twitted and FB a […]

My next cake conquest – ‘Chocolate raspberry layer cake’

My next cake conquest – ‘Chocolate raspberry layer cake’

October 21, 2010 6 Comments

Why is it that I am so obsessed with huge, tall, monster cakes? Even my husband is tall.. maybe I have something about tall things??? Anyway I just received the November edition of my favourite magazine, the Australian Gourmet Traveler and in there is my next cake conquest!!!!! Introducing to you the Chocolate rasberry layer […]

My unrequited love – Kitchen Aid.

My unrequited love – Kitchen Aid.

August 5, 2010 1 Comment

“Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves” – Blaise Pascal If I could write a letter to an unrequited love it would have to be to Kitchen Aid. Yes its not a person but a kitchen appliance. Do […]

Cakes Cakes and MORE CAKES

When I first started my blog in 2010 my aim was to document and learn the regional cooking of...

Chicken Fajitas

Happy New Year to all my beautiful foodie peeps… it has been a while between meals hasn’t it? I...

Baked Ricotta with Cherries in a Vanilla Syrup

Some weeks back I was over the moon to receive a little parcel in the mail. Thanks to my...

Basic Chocolate Cake

Some things just make you bloody happy don’t they? I apologies for using the word bloody but I just...

Lamb Shank Pumpkin Soup

Given that when I woke up this morning the temperature around Melbourne ranged from .7 and 3 degrees and...

Mixed mushroom and mozzarella pasta

Please forgive me but I am yet again going to bring you a recipe by Jamie Oliver. Yes, it...

Brown sugar sponge cake with caramelised pears

I made this cake (as you do) for my birthday a couple of years ago. WOW how amazing it...

La Pastiera (Ricotta and cooked grain cake)

BUONA PASQUA Happy Easter to all, I do hope you had a special time with your loved ones. For...

Salmon and Asparagus Pasta

While looking though my blog recently I realised that I have not done a pasta dish in a long...

Spanish chicken with chorizo and potatoes

I have said this before many a times, I love chicken. Some of my favourite ways to eat it...

Lamb and roasted beetroot spinach salad

Being pregnant always represents a time of food deprivation, food aversions and of course the food cravings. Given that...

My explained absence and cake dedication to my Aunty Tina.

Contained within this post is the recipe for White Chocolate and Raspberry Marquise Cake. Hello blog, how I have...

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Squid Risotto

365 challenge installment number 8 – wow where has the time gone. I remember the first month I participated...

Rose vanilla glitter macaron lolipops

If there was a term in the dictionary “macaron obsession” you would find my photo next to it. It...

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Macaron with Berries

It will not be a surprise to my regular blog readers or macaron lovers why I chose this dish...

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