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Home made muesli

I’m putting this recipe up for purely selfish reasons – I can never find the recipe when I need it. And getting a good balance of healthy ingredients like almonds, cranberries oats and rice crisps in the right proportions takes a lot of experimenting!

I should say here that it’s been a ridiculous amount of time since I posted last.

I’ve been moving house. Again. I feel like a tequila-drinking kitten that has been chasing moths (my friend Megan used this expression this week, I don’t understand it, but I love it and wanted to use it). Continue Reading »

Ham and cheese mini muffins
These ham and cheese muffins are FULL of leftover ham, tasty cheese and have a sneaky piece of brie in the middle for extra flavour.

Why? Well, because that sounds tasty. But the real reason is I am suffering from a very real FWP (first-world-problem):  too much ham after an amazing ham at Christmas. Continue Reading »

Spritz it

It’s summer. It’s Australia. And what is the most quintessentially Australian thing to do in summer? That’s right – drink VODKA!

I’m sorry, what was that? The first production of vodka was in Russia in the 9th century and was rarely consumed outside of Europe before the 1950’s?

Oh, oh, well sorrrry for stepping out of my Aussie stereotype.

Shall I throw another shrimp on the barbie? Drink some booze strored in an esky? Then go jump of a pier into a beautiful clear blue ocean*? Continue Reading »

One perfect fruit mince pie

I must write this quickly, before the endorphins from the sugar kick in and I forget how hard the past seven hours were.

You see, someone needs to tell the truth. Someone needs to stop fooling people about recipes and ‘whipping up’ something simple and start talking real talk.

So here it is.

Making fruit mince pies from scratch is *probably* not worth the effort.

There. I said it.

And I can say it because between me and a friend today we made over 40 fruit mince pies. Continue Reading »

Chewy oatmeal and sultana cookies

Haikus are tricky
Butter and sugar taste good
And haikus don’t rhyme

Have cookies with milk
I like mine with a cuppa
Or with a haiku

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