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Creamy Coconut Millet Porridge
Creamy Coconut Millet Porridge

Growing up, my favourite breakfast porridge was a sweet bulgur concoction often served with nuts and fresh cream. My mum was always experimenting with different grains whether it was breakfast bars made of amaranth and millet or muesli made of puffed rice, corn and an...

Double Chocolate And Macadamia Brownies
Double Chocolate And Macadamia Brownies

  I recently got a copy of Belinda Jeffery's Mix & Bake cookbook from my local library. It is full of delicious-looking goodies and at the turn of every page, you have to stop yourself from rushing to the kitchen to churn out something from your oven. The...

Lemon And Almond Cookie Wreaths
Lemon And Almond Cookie Wreaths

  Every year the cookie monster rears its head a few weeks before Christmas. Blame it on commercialism, excessive cooking magazine features or pure peer pressure. The need to bake my own cookie and either eat it, hang it from the Christmas tree or package it for...

Broccolini And Incaberry Salad
Broccolini And Incaberry Salad

2013 is here. Just like that. And I am completely excited to embark on another year of writing about food and weaving words to bring you my stories. I am eager to experiment, explore and evolve. For the past few months, I have been deeply affected by the lyrics of a...

Peanut And Yogurt Pesto
Peanut And Yogurt Pesto

  I cooked some beautiful okra last week and the idea for this gorgeous pesto was a result of that cooking exercise. The stuffing that I made for the okra, evolved and became the peanut and yogurt pesto. I brought out my grinding beast and off to work I went. It...

Honey Chocolate And Pistachio Bark
Honey Chocolate And Pistachio Bark

Winter officially kicks off tomorrow! Eeeps! Where did autumn go? I can't really complain because I have been truly making the most of autumn, not only with my cooking but also with my photography and travels. We escaped to a gorgeous retreat in the bush next to the...

Carnival Cookies
Carnival Cookies

  I have always fancied the idea of old travelling circuses. Right from when I was a child and watched Dumbo to a young girl reading Mr. Galliano's Circus by Enid Blyton under the covers at night to being fascinated by the mystery of HBO's Carnivale. The...

Vanilla And Almond Berry Cake

  It seems like forever since I did a food post. To say I have been busy, is an understatement. But I haven't been starving myself and my family. I assure you that I have been concocting delightful things in the kitchen even though I am mostly absent on this...

Gourmet Carrot Cookies
Gourmet Carrot Cookies

  With Easter around the corner, all things carrot and eggs and bunnies and chickens are popping up plenty. I usually bake a nice carrot cake around this time of the year with all the trimmings, plenty to share with friends and family. This year though, I wanted...

Choc Chip And Peanut Butter Shortbread Stars

I found a recipe for this gorgeous shortbread in a dog-eared 2006 food magazine. Staying true to my fiddly nature, I did tweak this recipe a bit and ended up with a version of the shortbread that would appeal to peanut butter cookie lovers and pure shortbread...

Cranberry Zucchini And Walnut Bread

Savoury breads are the new quiche! proclaims an acclaimed food magazine this month as Australia heads into autumn. But this trend is not just limited to our shores, the magazine further explains. Cafes and delis across Europe and the United States are replacing the...

Charred Eggplant And Chili Salad
Charred Eggplant And Chili Salad

This is my go-to dish for a solitary weekday brunch. I love eggplant, especially if it is smoked or charred. It is earthy with a robust flavour that is very warming especially during winter. This charred eggplant salad is Asian inspired and served warm. It has a...