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Passionfruit Curd Cake
Passionfruit Curd Cake

Since posting a recipe for passionfruit butter yesterday, I realised a lot of people wanted to know why I called it butter and not curd. There are two reasons. The lemon curd and passionfruit curd concept is very new to me. I never grew up with it and did not...

Lemon Cake
Lemon Cake

A plain lemon cake is a joy to eat fresh from the oven. It speaks summer like no other afternoon treat during hot days. Just like old fashioned lemonade it has the ability to lift your spirits and make the heat bearable as you have a cool, citrus, spongy slice sitting...

Noodlecakes
Noodlecakes

When there is a choice - noodles or pancakes; why pick just one? Introducing, Noodlecakes! I know that sounded like a pitch for an advertisement on telly or *inserts deep male voice* the opening line of a new blockbuster trailer. But it is neither! It is merely a...

Bill Granger's Sticky Chicken Wings
Bill Granger's Sticky Chicken Wings

I bought Bill Granger's "Holiday" cookbook quite a few months ago. I have browsed it on a number of occasions, mentally filing away recipes to try out. And there have been many that have been filed away in the deep recesses of my mind. But I came across an...

Friday List And Mr Wilkinson's Carrot Cake
Friday List And Mr Wilkinson's Carrot Cake

I always get excited for long weekends. It usually means living in pyjamas and indulging in some slow kitchen cooking and baking projects while sneaking away every now and then to sip some hot tea and play hide and seek with the soft winter sun poking through the bare...

Herb Pesto Stuffed Grilled Flatbread
Herb Pesto Stuffed Grilled Flatbread

  When life gives you lemons, make apple juice! I have somehow always lived by this motto. Sometimes, it is just not possible to make this anomaly work but most of the time there is always a work around. It makes life more interesting and definitely more fun. So...

French Lentil Garlic Patties And I Won Best Australian Blog 2013.
French Lentil Garlic Patties And I Won Best Australian Blog 2013.

    Yesterday was a crazy day. I got a phone call in the weekend. I had one hand wedged upto the elbow down a hole Nick had dug in our lawn. I was trying to break the rock we had hit to make the hole deeper. We were in the middle of moving our clothesline to...

A Kid-Baked-That Chocolate Cake
A Kid-Baked-That Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cakes come in all shapes and sizes. There are skinny sleek shiny ones with a bit of crust attitude, gorgeous plump ones, fast ones, sticky ones and plain-old-Jane brown ones that are going nowhere but please all. This one here is called A Kid-Baked-That...

Brown Mushroom Tortano
Brown Mushroom Tortano

Mushrooms are delicious. They are robust, meaty and have a flavour unlike any ingredient you will ever encounter. From simple white button mushrooms to the delightfully cheery chanterelles and the prized porcini, they make you swoon. I have yet to meet a person who...

Olive Parmesan And Herb Loaf
Olive Parmesan And Herb Loaf

I promise myself before I start writing a new post that I will not talk about the weather. I really promise myself. But then I start writing and weather is the first thing that pops up in my mind. I read somewhere on a delicious looking blog that weather is all people...