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Year: 2010

Dark Chocolate And Candy Cane Cookies

Every year on Christmas eve we set out a plate with two freshly baked Christmas themed cookies and a small glass of cold milk to wash them down. Yes, for Santa! We used to place a tiny carrot next to the plate too but that would never get eaten. We assumed Rudolf and his cohorts were just not hungry or didn't like carrots very much, so we stopped the carrot ritual. We just stuck with the good old cookie ritual because we knew the big man liked... Read More >>

Ramona And Beezus Raspberry Muffins

Have you watched Ramona and Beezus? Based on the best selling books, the movie is about the hilarious and bittersweet adventures of young Ramona Quimby played by the very expressive Joey King and her older sister Beezus played by songstress Selena Gomez. I watched the movie recently and quite enjoyed it. It was sweet and heartfelt. I promise that I usually watch more meaningful, grownup cinema. But every once in a while, I like to watch something... Read More >>

Sydney Food Bloggers Xmas Picnic 2010 At Centennial Park

On December 11, 2010; I trudged halfway across the country to my very first Sydney Food Bloggers Xmas Picnic at Centennial Park in the heart of Sydney city. Well, not quite halfway across the country but from the far reaches of Sydney's upper north shore. And it was worth every minute of the 2 hours it took me to reach the meet that was festooned with spectacular food and some really lovely people, all brought together by their fanaticism for g... Read More >>

Coffee Cake With Cinnamon Walnut Crumble

A recipe doesn't have to come from a fancy schmancy cookbook to be really good. Take this recipe for a gorgeous coffee crumble cake that I found in The Sydney Morning Herald's Good Living section. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know that I just can't resist a simple recipe. What makes a simple recipe? Simple ingredients, fewer ingredients, no nonsense approach to cooking (no mixing wet ingredients with dry ingredients dramas, ... Read More >>

Coconut Lime And Liqueur Macaroons

I’ve only ever had round coconut macaroons in my lifetime. Recently, while browsing  Leila Lindholm’s A Piece Of Cake, I came across a recipe for coconut pyramids. The picture showed golden brown tips of what looked like pyramid shaped cookies peeping  over the rim of a green vintage biscuit tin lined with white paper doilies.   Scanning the ingredient list made me realize that it was actually a recipe for triangu... Read More >>

Crunchy Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

Ever notice how a homemade cookie kicks the crumbs of a store-bought one? I notice it all the time and despite all my efforts to have a batch of homemade cookies on hand at all times, I take the easy route and buy a packet of biscuits or a bag of cookies from the local Cookieman store. One of the reasons for turning my back on homemade cookies was a recent cookie baking disaster which I promptly fault the recipe for. Another was lack of time and... Read More >>