Chocolate Orange Yoghurt Cups with Pecan Praline

This may be the healthiest dessert recipe that I’ve ever come up with. I mean, don’t get me wrong – this still isn’t healthy like a salad, smoothie or a bowl of oatmeal. It’s not a healthy recipe. But for someone who considers herself Queen of Cupcakes (and other baked goodies), this is certainly the healthiest dessert […]

Around the World in 80 Dishes

The book for this review was provided with compliments of, however all images and opinions are my own. Debbie Loftus’ Date and Coffee Loaf HELP. There’s no more room on my bookshelf. It’s gotten to the point where I’ve now starting stacking books on top of each other and cramming them into the tightest […]

Japanese-style fruit & cream sponge cake

Lack of sleep, lack of time, lack of company with other human adults. My life has been rather lacking in a number of ways over the past few months. Mind, this is completely self-inflicted – I knew that getting a puppy would be tough and time-consuming work. I just wish I remembered how *much* hard […]

Strawberry zebra-striped cheesecake

Dear Boe, One of my clearest memories of you is from when we were both little. I was excited to be on my way to school while you were standing at the window, crying because you wanted to come with me. Just four years apart in age, we couldn’t be any more different if we […]

Roasted pear, cinnamon and pecan praline ice cream

It appears that I’m not the only person out there who enjoys a bit of a sensory challenge. Talking to a colleague of mine at work (well, whining about the bitter bitter cold today in Melbourne is closer to the truth), she noted how one of her absolute favourite things to do in winter was […]

Unseasonably seasonal ice cream…and a competition!

So, it’s finally happened. Summer (or the pathetic excuse for a summer that we in Melbourne had over the past few months) has waved au revior and departed, leaving in it’s place blustering winds, ice-cold mornings and shorter days. Despite the lack of heat this summer, there was a part of me that was somewhat […]

Strawberry frozen yoghurt

    There’s something sublime about strawberries. Especially ones that you’re nurtured in your own garden – watching the flowers slowly unfurl , the bees as the hover about from one to the other, then the petals drop off and the large yellow centres become heavy and swollen – turning from yellow, to green, before […]

Stunning Sour Cream & Rhubarb Cake

Don’t you hate it when you underestimate how much cake batter you will have with a mixture and end up using a mixing bowl which is far, far too small for it. And then you end up battling waves of cake batter with your hands and a spatula, while simultaneously trying to hold the bowl […]

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