It was Alastair’s birthday yesterday, and as per tradition, there was birthday lasagne. Naturally, it’s not a real birthday unless there’s cake, so I asked him what he wanted. “Chocolate?” “What kind of chocolate? Chiffon? Mudcake? Flourless?” “Ahh… how about chocolate beetroot?” During the conversation, I agreed to chocolate beetroot and then later… totally disregarded [...]
Is there anyone out there who actually loves pears? I always think of them as a very boring fruit. There’s a tiny window of ripeness where I think they’re okay, but they go soft and mushy so quickly. I’ve been ordering fruit and veg boxes occasionally, and apart from the dreaded parsley (a bunch showed [...]
Who owns a bread machine? Hands up please. Who owns a bread machine that languishes in a cupboard, never used? Keep your hands up. That was me, until recently. My bread machine sat in the bottom of my pantry for – I kid you not – at least five years, unused. If you own a [...]
Fresh fig season is the best season (apart from summer, but we’re not counting that). I’m really lucky that my friend’s mum has a large fig tree, and I’ve been reaping the bounty of their harvests. That’s right – free figs all for meeeee. Alastair doesn’t really eat them, so I’ve been scoffing them down [...]
These brownies came about due to op shopping. There’s an op shop near my workplace that I pop into occasionally to look for photography props. Most of the time I come out empty handed but sometimes I get something good. On my last visit, I found something great – a large French crystal cake stand. [...]
So peas are the most evil vegetable in existence (and if you don’t think so, you are wrong). As I said in an IG comment this week: peas hide under your bed so they can murder you in your sleep and they kick puppies for sport. It’s true. And if peas are the most evil [...]
Hello! Happy New Year! For my first 2014 post, I bring you: pork. And cherries and pistachios. But mostly pork.
I’ve said it before, but it was a whole month ago, so it’s time to say it again: Chiffon cakes are the best cakes. And this particular chiffon cake is pretty damn good. Look at how tall and beautiful it is! It’s not just pretty though, it’s also delicious.
Have you ever eaten cabrito, capretto or chevon? Maybe if I describe it differently: do you eat goat meat? Did you know that Australia is the world’s largest goat meat exporter and that goat meat is the most widely consumed red meat in the world? (They’re also super cute, but I don’t know if I [...]
Chiffon cakes are the best cakes. They are, seriously. They’re light, they’re fluffy, they’re not too sweet, and (unlike sponge cakes) I can actually bake them. They’re so lovely and have the nicest texture.keep looking »