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Monthly Archives: November 2011

on ice

  Back in the olden days when Dad was still dairying (heh heh, that one was for you, Dad) we had a lot of milk. Er, obviously. It arrived home, before we moved into the house on the farm, in a stainless steel milk can, on the back, or maybe […]

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nothing if not honest

image source So at the end of week one of 100% sugar-free… can you guess where this is going? I got through the whole week without so much as a dried apricot. Zero fructose. There was baking, there were Bikkies, there was the gift of a family sized box of […]

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A Slice of Wednesday

Hello, Slice of Wednesday.  This above, is not what it seems. At all. It is verifiably 100% sugar-free. Oh yes. I was so proud of myself, mixing up (a made up recipe) butter, peanuts, shredded coconut, organic raw cacao nibs and cocoa, almond meal and unhulled tahini. I thought, this […]

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strange sugar-free life

  So here we are, in it. At the end of the first day without sugar. I feel a bit vague. I sailed through the day and even the afternoon without any trouble, and there is approximately 4kg of chocolate stored in bins in this house at present. Also biscuits. […]

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Giving up sugar. No, really.

  Hello, my name is Fiona and I have a bit of a sugar problem. It's no so big or obvious. I'm not enormous, or even that unhealthy. But I do eat sugar every day, and I crave it.  I've kidded myself for a long time that because most of […]

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food for a fox hunt

This afternoon at 5.30pm, I heard a rustling in the pantry.  It was the instigator of a proclaimed "major fox hunt" (pictured above) sourcing fruit and sultanas and crackers "in case we get hungry hunting the fox."  I pointed out that our chicken noodle soup was on the stove and […]

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Gerringong Quilt Show

Every year I go – my Auntie Marg is one of the organisers – and every year I think the quilts cannot get more amazing. And then they do.   I love love love quilts.  I've never made one, that's largely because I have an extraordinary friend who quilts and […]

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