Around the World in 80 Dishes

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The book for this review was provided with compliments of BookDepository.co.uk, 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 […]

Homemade sweetened pistachio paste

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So what have this delightful ice cream and this delicious little eclair have in common? They were both made with a beautiful home-made pistachio paste which tastes so good that it had my toes wriggling with delight! Pistachios are one of the most delicately-flavoured nuts in existence. The beautiful emerald-green nut is hidden beneath papery […]

Spiced sweet pumpkin loaf

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Change is a-comin’. It’s no longer pitch black when I leave the house for work in the mornings. I’m no longer sleeping with three blankets, and I’ve actually lost track of how long it’s been since I’ve had to throw water on the windshield of my car to defrost the ice in a hurry. Everything […]

Roasted pear, cinnamon and pecan praline ice cream

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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 […]

Maple Syrup & Walnut Cake

Hailing from Australia, maple syrup isn’t a big part of my life. Sure, it’s the obvious choice when choosing what to drown your pancakes in, but that’s really about it. Add the fact that getting proper Canadian maple syrup here is a rather costly experience (I pay almost $10 for a 1 cup bottle), and […]

Decadent Delights – Dark Choc & Roasted Macadamia Brownies

“I smell….chocolate!” My mother drifted into the kitchen, following the scent of the brownies I had just baked. I had just set the steaming tray onto the bench to cool, when I saw her nimble little fingers reaching for the pan. Quick as a flash, I grabbed a spatula from the drying rack and gave […]

Roasted sweet potato & tomato salad

I’m sorry for the long absence folks, but after feeling utterly burnt out for awhile with work and family stuff, I decided to take the weekend off and go to one of Victoria’s most beautiful destinations, a little coastal town called Apollo Bay However, even that didn’t seem like a total holiday as I was […]

A two-way with muesli

No, this is not a declaration of some strange new bedroom activity involving breakfast cereals, but rather two different ways you can serve muesli – a wonderfully fresh and tasty Bircher muesli, and a crunchy, full of flavour toasted muesli/granola that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways! Toasted muesli is a wonderful thing […]

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