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A day with Donna Hay

A day with Donna Hay

December 17, 2010 9 Comments

This post contains recipes for Donna Hays ‘Pork and Fennel Meatballs’ and ‘Cheat’s Chocolate Fondant’ Well I don’t mean literally… I wish!!!! hehe. A couple of weeks ago I went to see Donna Hay at the book signing for ‘Fast, Fresh, Simple’. One thing is for sure, Donna Hay has a huge following by food […]

Forrest Gump Tart

Forrest Gump Tart

November 9, 2010 7 Comments

“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’ll get”. You would recognise this line as the famous quote from the movie Forrest Gump, and when I take a moment to think about it, it is a pretty good analogy of life. Who really knows what is around any given corner? So I […]

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 new baby

My new baby

August 10, 2010 No Comments

My new baby! Isn’t she beautiful!!!!

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 […]

Why the hell am I doing this?

Why the hell am I doing this?

July 13, 2010 No Comments

Firstly I’d like to thank all of you who have taken the time to read my blog and send me emails of encouragement and thanks. It is an incredible privilege that anyone would take the time to support me and in part I am sure some of you are wondering why the hell I am […]

Where it all begins

Where it all begins

June 26, 2010 1 Comment

Ciao everyone. So here I am finally starting my food blog. I can now talk about WHY I find food so fascinating, interesting and why it such a passionate part of my life. I truly love cooking and realise now after many years that this connection to it is very deep and meaningful to me. […]

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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