Banana and stone fruit bread image taken from above

Banana bread is maths. Well, trying to make healthy banana bread with no butter or oil, that also isn’t rubbery, is maths. The high butter quantity in banana bread has always annoyed me as it feels like it should be a healthy snack. Banana + Bread = healthy, right? Yea, well, Starbucks banana bread is worth about one and a half snickers bars. I know which I’d prefer… Continue Reading »


Ladies and gentlemen, Clever muffin will be taking a brief intermission while your friendly blogger takes a quick reprieve in to the world of community theatre.

As some of you lovely people may remember from previous posts, I sometimes go and dabble in the world of community theatre. It’s great. I love it. It’s how I find my balance between loving the theatre but also wanting an income, so having a full-time job.

It also means that for the next six weeks or so this blogger is calling intermission.

So please, help yourself to a cup of tea, I can’t recommend the raspberry and white chocolate chip muffins enough, I’ll be back later.

In the meantime I’m really looking forward to catching up on my fellow bloggers cooking. Check out my blog roll to the right for eye candy and witty repertoire.

Off to my trailer…


Home made tomato pasta sauce

You’ll have to excuse my over zealous title with this post but I wanted to be clear. This isn’t tomato sauce (aka ketchup) that you have on a sausage. This is pasta sauce, made with fresh tomatoes. Just like I said above.

Now that we’ve cleared that up, let’s get cracking.

Step 1: Buy a heap of fresh tomatoes, zucchinis (courgettes), garlic and basil. You are also going to need bottles, jars and preserve covers for the jars. All ingredients and quantities are listed at the end of this post. Continue Reading »


Warning: this is not a blog post about a good recipe. It does not have a happy ending. But it does have tequila. Thank god.

Now, where was I? Ah yes, here’s the start of a blog post I was writing…

It’s Australia Day tomorrow ! Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi!

With a side of arriiiba because I’m making margarita icy poles to celebrate!

Sure, it’s not as typically Australian as lamingtons, in fact it’s decidedly Mexican. But it’s a great idea.

Don’t argue or I won’t give you one. Continue Reading »

Double chocolate muffins

Here they are: double chocolate, chocolate chip, easy to make, eat ‘em quick double chocolate muffins.

I’m so glad you’re here. I’m going to go right ahead and assume you’re either here because you follow my blog, or you have googled “double chocolate muffin recipe”. If you fall in the latter category then snaps for you! That’s a great idea! Make double chocolate muffins. You deserve them.

Still not convinced, here’s five very valid reasons: Continue Reading »