Deconstructed Rhubarb Tart with Rose and Vanilla

By |January 19th, 2015|All Recipe Posts, Desserts, Fruit, Nuts, Special Diet, Tarts & Patisserie, Uncategorized|

Forgive me, dear readers, it's been 4 months since my last post ... wait, no.   There'll be none of that.  No long-winded apologies.  Or short ones for that matter. I've been off doing other stuff, but it's all good stuff. 

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Humpy Creek is the Bee’s Knees (Guest Post)

By |March 7th, 2014|All Recipe Posts, Breakfast, Desserts, Fruit|

I have found that the people who truly inspire me are invariably those who dream large and are willing to take risks in life to achieve their dreams.  I suppose this is true for most of us. I first met

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Romancing the Rhubarb

By |February 9th, 2014|All Recipe Posts, Desserts, Fillings, Ice cream & Sorbet, Jams & Preserves, Special Diet|

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

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Tropical Chia Pudding

By |October 11th, 2013|All Recipe Posts, Breakfast, Desserts, Fruit, Special Diet|

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.  

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Raspberry Lemon Thyme Tarts

By |April 15th, 2013|All Recipe Posts, Desserts, Fruit, Tarts & Patisserie|

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

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Gelato Panna e Amarene

By |December 19th, 2012|All Recipe Posts, Fruit, Ice cream & Sorbet, Jams & Preserves, Special Diet|

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

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Lebkuchen Semifreddo

By |December 9th, 2012|All Recipe Posts, Ice cream & Sorbet, Special Diet|

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

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Fruity ProFroCho Pops

By |November 27th, 2012|All Recipe Posts, Fruit, Protein, Protein Desserts, Special Diet|

It's beginning to feel a lot like summer ... at least here in Australia.  The days are longer, definitely warmer and sunnier, and summer fruit and vegetables are just bursting out of the ground.   It's all so colourful and enticing,

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Raspberry and Chocolate Financiers

By |November 20th, 2012|All Recipe Posts, Cakes, Chocolate, Cupcakes, Fruit, Tarts & Patisserie|

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

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Fresh Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

By |October 2nd, 2012|All Recipe Posts, Chocolate, Desserts, Ice cream & Sorbet, Special Diet|

I call him Fred.  Fred and the Cat have become the best of friends.  He's been dropping by for quite some time, but lately, something's changed.  The Cat and Fred have started hanging out together and having long conversations ...

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