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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Signature

Do you have a signature dish? Something people ask you to make?  I wish my signature dish was an awesome Boeuf Bourguignon, or breathtaking hand rolled sushi or a specially delicate lemon tart. Nope. I'm pretty sure this is my signature: Caramel. Now, before we get into Dulce de Leche, […]

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Paint job

Henry hates painting. It's messy and it takes up time he could be (a) surfing the Disney Pixar website, (b) talking about his allocated computer time or (c) arguing, pleading, whining for more computer time. Tilly LOVES painting. She's paint all day if left alone. Which is a mistake. Refer […]

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Oh the fun of making stuff up

I'd like you to meet my new biscuit! We might call it, I don't know, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Biscuit? Welcome to the world, dear sweet little thing! I'm so proud of you. I'll always be here for you.  Ingredients 125g butter, melted 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 2 […]

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It’s always a good day…

…when you invent a biscuit! With peanut butter in it! Except my damn camera is out of batteries and it's such a crappy old thing it only takes AA batteries (no charger) so I'll blog my bikkies another day. I'm playing around with my blog template, please bear with me. […]

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Books that change lives

So I first thought about this when I read a post by Mia Freedman here about how much she adored this book: The Divided Heart: Art and Motherhood. It changed her life.  Huh? The only way it changed my life was that it took the place of the worst christmas present […]

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ANZACS!

  Oh the marvellousness of the ANZAC biscuit!!  The crunchy oaty golden syrupy coconutty FABULOUSNESS!    And all the while you're nibbling, you can think about the wonderful Australian and New Zealand women making them throughout World War I to send to the fellas in the trenches. A sensible bikky, one […]

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the perfect custard

Is it possible? Is THIS the perfect custard? My friend Estelle, also a custard fanatic, sent me this recipe yesterday. It's her Mum's custard recipe and Estelle warned that it's so good I may need to eat it all standing at the stove. This is always possible. I was surprised […]

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change is as good as a holiday

Except that's not true. Is it. A holiday looks something like this: *Sigh*. It's been a LONG day. So the post I intended to finish about life-changing books will have to wait till tomorrow (or maybe the next day as I might have to blog Estelle's AMAZING CUSTARD tomorrow.) Anyway, […]

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                       PAGE CURRENTLY BEING EDITED! More pics and links to come.    SWEET TREATS Chocolate brownie. Clean out the fridge Brownie BEST Chocolate slice EVER Caramel More caramel – simpler ingredients Kamut Crunch Yoghurt Maple Balls Brandy Balls/ ‘Hairy balls’ […]

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