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October 1, 2019

At times it begins with a thought; an idea starts to form in my mind. It may have been something I had read, smelt or tasted and in some cases it comes about from having a few egg whites leftover, a small amount of sour cream sitting in the fridge or I just generally h...

May 10, 2019

I really never used to look forward to the colder months; the change in seasons and the rain were more of a hinderance than anything else. But as my love for food and cooking grew so did my love for the above. I now look forward to these changes and everything that com...

April 7, 2019

 The sun had not yet peeped over the horizon as I peeled myself from our cosy bed. I had set my alarm early that Sunday morning to allow myself enough time to bundle together everything i needed for this, the first of what I hope will be many, pot-luck "Instagram meet"...

April 2, 2019

Early morning rain had dampened the earth and the sun was playing peek-a-boo with the clouds. Mum, Beau and I quickly threw our legs over the rusted old gate at the entrance of the fibro shack two doors down. 

From our living room window I can see it; the large green le...

October 9, 2018

The container of melted butter was carefully placed onto the kitchen bench. The creaky timber swing door opened and a whispered voice said "Do you need this?"

I was first introduced to these buttery, almond meal delights at the café I worked at when we first moved to Ry...

July 9, 2018

There are many recipes for the humble carrot cake, I know, but one can never have too much of a good thing, right? I believe there is enough room for them all, as we all have different tastes. Some like the addition of pecans, pineapple, walnuts, currants and even sult...

June 8, 2018

At first thought, I was going to share a savoury recipe but then my mind wandered back to the memory of this cake and the incredible amount of happiness that filled every inch of my being (not to mention the relief) when I was told by all of the taste-testers that it r...

May 20, 2018

The gift of fresh produce, is there anything more joyful? Give me a bag full of lemons, a box full of figs or a tray full of perfectly imperfect locally grown apples and witness the widest smile and eyes that sparkle with sheer delight.

A few weeks ago I was gifted a bo...

February 18, 2018

 I have to admit I was a bit stumped as to what recipe I was going to share with you all this week, after a busy week in the kitchen baking away for not only a Birthday cake but for a wedding cake as well I am only just sitting down now on this slightly coolish Sunday...