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Guest Post: Tiramisù a là Gourmantine

Guest Post: Tiramisù a là Gourmantine

Posted on Jun 1, 2014 in All Recipe Posts, Chocolate, Desserts, Uncategorized | 3 comments

I wish I had the time to follow and read more food blogs, but the reality is that I don’t.   So I only consistently stalk follow a select few that I absolutely could not live without.  For their recipes, witty repartee, or a shared aesthetic sensibility, and because I love what they do and how they do it.  One of the very first blogs I followed and...

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Creamy Vanilla Choc Chai Brûlée

Creamy Vanilla Choc Chai Brûlée

Posted on May 11, 2014 in All Recipe Posts, Desserts, Special Diet, Tarts & Patisserie | 4 comments

I love the idea of chai tea.   What’s not to love?  That heady enticing aroma of spices.  Cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and pepper swirling around in a hot tea drink just smells so divine. Except it is a tea drink with milk.  I have never liked milk in tea.  Ever.  So I struggle with the reality of chai.  I’m not a huge fan of it as a...

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Romancing the Rhubarb

Romancing the Rhubarb

Posted on Feb 9, 2014 in All Recipe Posts, Desserts, Fillings, Ice cream & Sorbet, Jams & Preserves, Special Diet | 8 comments

I have to confess I’ve never been interested in, let alone understood, Valentine’s Day.  The way I see it, if I need to have a special day set aside to remember to tell someone I loved them, I might have bigger issues to deal with than gift giving   But that’s just me. I’ve never been romantic in a shower me with all the chocolates...

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Tropical Chia Pudding

Tropical Chia Pudding

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 in All Recipe Posts, Breakfast, Desserts, Fruit, Special Diet | 3 comments

I’ve been thinking of getting away for a week or so.  A chance for mum and I to have some quiet time.   Getaways make me think immediately of Port Douglas and my beloved Four Mile Beach, in far north Queensland.   It was my father’s favourite spot as well and so a perfect place for us to go.  Unfortunately, it’s just not on the cards...

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Of the Comfort of Chocolate and Brownie Whispering

Of the Comfort of Chocolate and Brownie Whispering

Posted on Sep 17, 2013 in All Recipe Posts, Bars & Slices, Chocolate, Desserts | 24 comments

There are some things that chocolate cannot fix. I don’t mean this flippantly at all.  What I mean is that some things cannot be made better by anything.  Not chocolate, not time, not anything. I’ve not posted a recipe on the blog in well over a month now and for this I am sorry. I lost my beautiful father a few weeks ago after a sudden and...

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