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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...

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Raspberry Lemon Thyme Tarts

Raspberry Lemon Thyme Tarts

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 in All Recipe Posts, Desserts, Fruit, Tarts & Patisserie | 11 comments

You can only stay away from making pastry for so long before the desire overwhelms you like a tidal wave of flaky deliciousness … and you find yourself rolling and cutting out dough to line tart tins once more with delight. Just me?  I doubt it.  But it certainly describes how I’ve been feeling for the past week or so. I promised my father I...

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Gelato Panna e Amarene

Gelato Panna e Amarene

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 in All Recipe Posts, Fruit, Ice cream & Sorbet, Jams & Preserves, Special Diet | 9 comments

We always recall the truly memorable food moments in our lives with a smile and a longing to revisit the flavours, the textures, the sensory experience of that gastronomic interlude.  Sometimes we can, other times it must remain a sublime memory … perhaps associated with a special occasion, with people we love dearly, or places we have travelled to,...

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Lebkuchen Semifreddo

Lebkuchen Semifreddo

Posted on Dec 9, 2012 in All Recipe Posts, Ice cream & Sorbet, Special Diet | 5 comments

I was going to make my lebkuchen cookies this year but it looks to be a warm one this Christmas.  Yes, yes, lucky us, hey … with our summery Christmas Except that those of us with European heritage get a little out of sorts with our love of traditional Christmas fare.  I try to find a balance.   Unless we have one of our crazy unexpected cold...

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Raspberry and Chocolate Financiers

Raspberry and Chocolate Financiers

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 in All Recipe Posts, Cakes, Chocolate, Cupcakes, Fruit, Tarts & Patisserie | 25 comments

I know that many bloggers cook, bake, and generally prepare fabulous food and recipes with their blog in mind.  Out comes the semi-professional food photography gear, amazing props, flowers, table settings, and hey presto, a few days of intensive preparation and forethought produce stunning pictures to accompany posts that are thoughtfully written,...

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Double Strawberry Macarons … au naturale

Double Strawberry Macarons … au naturale

Posted on Sep 23, 2012 in All Recipe Posts, Biscuits & Cookies, Chocolate, Fruit, Special Diet, Tarts & Patisserie | 26 comments

Me: Hey, I’ve got these leftover egg whites.  What … ? My father: Macarons! I got no further with my question.  I made macarons.  Strictly speaking, these strawberry beauties are the second batch after reaching this “consensus”.  But more on that other batch another time I’m still no big fan of eating macarons although I...

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