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Monthly Archives: May 2009

replete with gorgeousness

Swing with a view, at Taracoonee, Hawksbury River. Taracoonee is the name of the house, a grand old thing, built in 1913 by our friend Roo's great grandfather. It's kept as a holiday place for the descendants of the original owner, and you can only get to it by boat. There's no electricty, […]

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cooking the books

Hello hello!! It's 10pm and I'm halfway through cooking a huge bolognaise and raspberry muffins and choc chip biscuits to take with us to a family holiday house up on the Hawkesbury River, tomorrow morning.  The house belongs to our friend Roo's family, his grandparents I think, and there's no electricity or […]

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home sweet home

We lived in Brisbane until recently and our Brisbane house has just listed for sale, which was a big call because we loved it and if we ever move back it would have been nice to go back to it.  But Sydney being Sydney and all that, it seems sensible […]

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bright copper kettles…

I've mentioned previously a few of my absolute favourite things: baklava (*sigh*), baked cheesecake, hirsute men named Adam… another is GOATS CHEESE. Oh yes. I remember when I gave birth to my first baby my darling friend Anita brought me into hospital not one but two jars of Meredith Dairy […]

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my friend the chocolate cake

Hello! If you've stumbled across this post doing a google search for My Friend the Chocolate Cake a.k.a David Bridie, you need this site, not mine. I LOVE MFTCC. And I love chocolate cake. Listening to the former while eating the latter is pretty much utopia.  The reason cake is making ANOTHER […]

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the humble tinned vegetable

Hello hello! Thanks so much for the lovely feedback I've had over the past week. Blogging is very new for me and I think it takes a little while to find your voice and figure it out. I said to my friend Nicki, also a blogger, that it feels a […]

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a post only partially cake-related, I promise

Cake making in Brisbane last December, before we left for Sydney. Baking with small children is slow. Sugar gets spilt. Flour goes on the floor. And you often have to move the mixture out of reach of sticky roving fingers.  But damn it's fun. Small children practice pouring and sieving and measuring […]

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obviously i’m in cake mode

Henry and Tilly  We don't usually have a lot of cake or sweet treats in this house. But this week we've had guests – Adam's parents have been here for a week – so that's my excuse. Nothing like a little bit of something with a cup of tea with […]

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