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Banana blueberry muffins

We are still a little bit slow motion around here today after a very big weekend. On Sunday we played hosts to our family and close friends and held a little ceremony/lunch for Ollie's naming. For those who haven't heard of it, it's kind of like a christening without the religious part. It was a truly wonderful day. We had the celebrant who married us run the ceremony, Will's sister from China was out with her husband and brand new baby girl who we met … [Read More...]

Ollie in the pool

Happy babies and revelations

It has been another week of firsts in our house but the best by far was Ollie's first swim. We were a bit worried he wouldn't like it because he hated the big bath at first but he LOVED it. He laughed his little head off the whole time and the only reason we got out was because mum got cold. I think he looks a little bit like those adorable sea otters. Anyone see it? Our first Roma tomato came in from the garden this week. I have to admit, I … [Read More...]

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Thai yellow curry paste

This started as a recipe for yellow chicken curry. When I really thought about it though, it's all about that paste about that paste (not bass - oh dear too much singing in this house). Homemade yellow curry paste really is the star of homemade yellow chicken curry so why not showcase it right? So I know curry paste is really easy to buy and readily available but I must insist you try making it yourself one time. It really is a whole new level of … [Read More...]

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Pumpkin and kale quiche

People often make the assumption that because I post so many recipes and talk about food so much, I must make fancy dinners every night. That could not be further from the truth. We have a few regular (mostly pretty boring but still yummy) meals on rotation and then every now and then I get a bit of dinner inspiration and make something a bit different. I'm really trying to get out of that rut though and last week, made a new quiche - pumpkin and kale - … [Read More...]

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Triple layer salted caramel pound cake

This time 4 years ago, I hit publish on my first blog post. I mentioned it last year but back then I didn't even know the difference between a macaron and a macaroon (FYI macarons are the two biscuits sandwiched together and macaroons are the coconut-like biscuits). So much has changed since then. I can hardly believe that I have been writing here for four whole years. I have written 1,130 posts and since they average at least 500 words a post - more … [Read More...]

Ollie at the beach

Sunday

It was a long weekend here last weekend and we made the most of every minute of it. We headed up to the beach to stay with Mum and Dad and my sister and her boyfriend came along too. You can imagine Ollie was well entertained. Sunshine Beach really is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Our lovely family friends invited us all out on their boat on the river and Ollie loved it. Loved it! He had a little lifejacket and smiled his gorgeous … [Read More...]

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Win tickets to the Good Food and Wine Show Brisbane 2014

Just in case you are going to close this page... keep reading because I have a great competition at the end. Can you guess what I'm eating in this photo? If you follow me on Facebook then you will already know but I bet you can't guess. Ok I'll tell you... it's camel curd! I didn't even know there was such a thing did you? Apparently there are only two people in the world who sell camel cheese and one of them is right here in Queensland. Sorry … [Read More...]

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In My Kitchen – October 2014

You might want to grab a cup of tea and come back because there is a lot going on in my kitchen this month. If you're new, In My Kitchen is a collection of bloggers around the world who give a peek into their kitchen each month. It's organised by the lovely Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial so pop over there if you're nosy like me and have a poke around in some other kitchens. In my kitchen is my first harvest of homegrown strawberries. I wish I could … [Read More...]

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Where has she been?

There has been a lot of this in the last few weeks. I call it 'the thinker.' Ok so actually he's watching the ducks eating the bread Will is throwing over our heads but I think he's deep in thought (probably about dinner). Sometimes we all need a little time out to re-charge and reassess and my time off did just that. Plus I got to focus more on this little guy and how I can maximise my time with him because he's growing way too fast. So what did I … [Read More...]

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Strawberry Danish braid

I'm back! I am inspired, re-adjusted an very excited to get back into blogging because I sure have missed it. I'll tell you all about what I've been up to later in the week but for now I am here to share something that as I bit into it I thought 'it's like biting into heaven, sweet, buttery heaven.' One of the reasons I took a break from blogging is because for things like The Secret Recipe Club, I wasn't searching for the best-looking recipes, I was … [Read More...]