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Monthly Archives: July 2009

another excuse for cake

Henry promised Paloma, our next door neighbour and most wonderful babysitter, a cupcake. That's why we have cake, again, in our house. Our house that theoretically is pretty much sugar-free. And frankly, hooray. These are our reason to celebrate: Lemon Poppyseed Cupcakes 125g butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs […]

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sunshine in a dress

My 2 year old Tilly doesn't wear many dresses. She's a big old tomboy, however you cut it.  She likes jeans and Henry's old trousers (that don't get in her way when she's climbing walls) and plain long sleeved t-shirts, her favourite being covered in paint. Permanent paint. But Gran […]

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school holiday shenanigans

What do you do to occupy small children during school (or pre-school) holidays? Henry is the only one of my two affected – Tilly is at Daycare until preschool next year.  We're at the beginning of two weeks of a major work/babysitting juggle but we've started well.  Henry and Tilly […]

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things to do with beetroot

My mum makes great beetroot.  She peels it, boils it for half an hour (in water), then puts it in a container of vinegar. That's it. No sugar, no nothing. And it really rocks, all summer we have it in salads, on foccaccia, with BBQs. My sister Naomi also likes beetroot and this […]

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weekendiness

What's a weekend for if not to make scones and, more importantly, to sit and eat them with jam and cream with people you love?  My scone recipe came from my darling friend Angela Thompson who I knew when she was Hyslop, in fact who I knew when she was […]

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so corny

Corn cakes. Quick, easy, yummo, great for kids. I made these today for the kid's lunch before I shot out for an afternoon meeting (a.k.a long lunch with workmates) and left these (above, drizzled in sweet chili sauce) for my divine babysitter from next door, Paloma.  Also great with a […]

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slow learner

You know, I talk a lot.  I can probably really go on about stuff sometimes.  And notwithstanding everything I know and have learnt (mostly the hard way), I can still be bloody stoopid sometimes. Like today. When Henry and Tilly were going BESERK at playgroup and I was thinking they […]

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food for mothers

Perhaps if I hadn't had the two days I've had, I'd write a lovely metaphorical "food for mothers" post about soul food, about what nurtures those who nurture, yada yada.    Nope. THIS is what I'm talkin' about: I judge people on the icecream they serve. Unashamedly.  Maybe it comes […]

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the fun police

Something my friend Estelle wrote in my comments on an earlier post today made me stop and think: am I a Food Nazi?  Estelle was commenting on the effect of food colouring on the output of children (oh yes, in so many ways), and I was thinking about Henry's birthday […]

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Chocolatey Awesomeness

I've blogged this slice previously, without a photo. And it's so damn yummy I had to make it again and am hoping a photo will inspire you to try it! It's dead easy and quick. Awesome with an espresso! No Nutella this time (I didn't have any) and it's still […]

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