All posts tagged ‘baking


Anzac Cookies for Clancy

My son, who would eat nothing but junk food if he were allowed to,¬†gives me little reports on what his classmates have in their lunch boxes. Mum, such and such has Twisties and BBQ Shapes everyday. Person B never has any fresh fruit! Oh person C is very good, they always have carrots and corn, […]

zucchini sultana loaf

Zucchini + Sultana Loaf

  Zucchini in a cake? Yes. I can feel all of you frowning.¬†And the pity you have for my poor young son who has one of ‘those’ mothers. You know, the kind who hides vegetables in their food. Even in the goddamn cakes! That poor poor boy! To my defence, carrots are socially accepted in […]

corn ricotta tart slice

Corn, Spring Onion + Ricotta Quiche

  Us mothers at Clancy’s school organised a get-together, to celebrate our children surviving the first month of prep and our own new found friendships. Basically an excuse to have a glass of wine, eat cheese and socialise (like we needed one). Being the obsessive food lover that I am, I always see situations like […]

Chocolate Macadamia + Coconut Tart

Tis the season for having guests. Or better still, being a guest. Both situations generally require some kind of edible token of friendship. If you find yourself in charge of sweets – look no further. Here we have the perfect dessert, whether you are a coeliac, a vegan, following a paleo diet, or just need […]

Gingerbread Trees + Stars

December is a pretty crazy month for us, as I am sure it is for most people. The lead up to Christmas full of parties, gatherings and gift giving. Every year (mostly) I make a batch of edible gifts to give to friends, extended family members, work mates and the like. One year I made […]

Lemon Delicious Pudding

  We have a lemon tree at home. I sometimes wonder what on earth I did before we had one – I use lemons in just about everything! Our tree produces ginormous yellow lemons with a thick rind and heaps of juice, perfect for making preserved lemons, lemonade, lemon and herb vinaigrette, or anything which […]

Apricot Honey + Almond Tart

I have a neighbour, 2 doors down, whose yard is thick with fruit trees. Crazy, unkempt fruit trees, which are laden with fruit. I have never been close with this particular neighbour. We say hello on passing, sometimes a chat about the weather, and that is about the extent of it. In fact, I used […]

Banana Choc Chip Muffins

Does the world really need another muffin recipe? Probably not. However, this site is basically my very own little recipe log. A collection of recipes I cook for myself, my family, my friends, and not as often, strangers too. Recipes to share with everybody. To prove that homemade food can be quick, easy, and most […]

Orange, Polenta + Yoghurt Cake

This week I intended on posting a recipe for Finnish Cardamom Buns. Unfortunately they were a huge a fail. Many times over. And I still don’t know where I went wrong. The yeast just did not do it’s job. I tried fresh yeast, dried yeast, different recipes. I even have the luxury of working for […]

Little Apple + Walnut Cakes

Okay. I am by no means claiming that these little guys are healthy, but if you are going to eat sweets and treats you are by far better off making your own. I generally use a 50/50 mixture of wholemeal and white flour. I have made, and my friends and family can vouch for this, […]