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One step back for one leap forward

This year has been the most amazing year of my life so far. I am so very very lucky. I have an amazing family a wonderful husband, the most adorable, happy little boy and a job I love as well as my dream house, great friends... I could go on and on. I love love love writing here every week. From coming up with the recipes to photographing and writing the posts and of course taste testing, it is all so much fun. But at the same time, it takes a lot of … [Read More...]

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Savoury muffins with feta pumpkin and spinach

Every day in my house there is laughter. I think I've laughed more in the last few weeks than in the year before Ollie was born. He is such a happy little man. Sometimes you just have to look at him and he starts giggling. It's adorable. The little guy is also learning new things every day and impressing us with his new skills. He's not the only one learning though. From my fussy beginnings, I have learned to love most foods but there are still a few … [Read More...]

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In My Kitchen – September 2014

My kitchen this month is resplendent with beautiful blooms from my friend The Doctor's wedding. I will share some photos of the magnificent long tables with vase after vase of a rainbow of colourful flowers. In my kitchen is a little vase of lavender also from The Doctor's wedding. Each place setting had a little sprig of lavender attached to it. Seeing as we were two of the last to leave, I may have taken a little walk down the table and collected … [Read More...]

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Happy Father’s Day

Is that not the proudest dad you've ever seen? Ollie is one lucky little man to have a father like Will and I'm pretty sure Will thinks he's the luckiest dad around to have such an amazing little guy. (hope I don't get in trouble for sharing all these photos with you - please comment how adorable they are so I don't!) They say some dads don't take much of an interest in their babies until they start interacting with them but that was definitely not … [Read More...]

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How to create a viral blog post – the piñata cake

I love Birthdays and every year I have at least two cakes - one to feature on the blog and another to eat on my actual Birthday. I was sitting at breakfast on my 27th Birthday last year and remembered I had something to show my friend. I opened my Facebook app to show her my blog Birthday cake and was shocked. My little Birthday cake had been seen by more than 1,000 people. Considering at the time I only had 750 Facebook fans that was pretty special but … [Read More...]

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Pubs, opera and gelato – a whirlwind Sydney trip

I left the house at 8am and it was cold. I mean really cold and not just for Brisbane. The temp gauge on the car read 14C but it was raining and windy so it was actually much colder. Mr Ollie slept in and so didn't wave me off at the door and there were nearly tears from mummy not getting to say goodbye before leaving for my first ever overnight away from him. I was off to Sydney to celebrate Miss Sydney's engagement. It felt really strange wondering … [Read More...]

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Baked beignets

Last week I got to do something I had wanted to do for a very very long time. Ever since I started Claire K Creations back in 2010, I have wanted to attend a ProBlogger conference and meet Darren Rowse, the man behind the book ProBlogger which started me off all those years ago. I'm totally shy when it comes to meeting new people so I actually walked past when I saw him, then I thought 'no Claire you will regret this!' and I doubled back, introduced … [Read More...]

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Garden share collective – September

I'll have to say I have been a bit neglectful of the garden in the last month but that won't stop me being part of The Garden Share Collective. It has been a massive one of events and I've been to Magnetic Island, Sydney and The Gold Coast in the space of two weeks. Luckily, the weather has taken care of the garden for me with a lot of rain and some nice warm days. The chilis that were attacked by the possum/rat last month have come back from the dead … [Read More...]

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Move it baby

Meet my happy little Vegemite. I was a very happy mumma when Ollie gobbled up his first ever Vegemite toast. He loved it. Happy little Vegemite indeed. Friday called for cake. Chocolate cake. The best ever chocolate cake to be specific. This cake really is the best ever. It seems that on Saturday when I left for Sydney I left my little baby. On Sunday I came home to a little boy who crawls and sits up on his own. I know I'm biased but … [Read More...]

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Gluten free carrot cake pikelets

I have been meaning to make some more snack-like foods for Ollie for a few weeks now. I'm talking finger foods that I can give him to nibble on while I'm making his meal to distract him for a little while. I've never met a kid who didn't like pikelets so that was my first thought. I've seen those banana and egg ones around the blogosphere and tried them myself last year but wasn't too keen. The idea seemed great but they were a bit eggy for my … [Read More...]