Baking

Zucchini Sticks w Sweet Onion Dipping Sauce

Posted on Apr 7, 2013 in Baking, Snacks, Starters

Zucchini Sticks w Sweet Onion Dipping Sauce

This post is dedicated to my friend Sara. Sara saw my Zucchini Sticks with Sweet Onion Dipping sauce on a recent instagram picture of mine. She really wanted the recipe, so as any good friend would have it I decided to share my Zucchini Sticks recipe with you all. Not having taken a’ professional’ photo of my Zucchini Sticks yet,  I was very hesitant in writing a blog post for them. I’m trying so hard to improve my food photography and I have to tell you it’s not easy! I don’t think people realise the time and effort that goes into a food blog post. First you have to of...

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Chorizo, Bacon and Egg Pie

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 in Baking, Breakfast / Brunch, Picnic Inspired

Chorizo, Bacon and Egg Pie

I, like many Queenslanders, experienced a very different Australia Day long weekend than I had anticipated. Mother Nature certainly dished out some harsh weather at the weekend that’s for sure! I hope you and your families came out relatively unscathed. I myself couldn’t believe the intensity of the wind! I felt like Dorothy in Wizard of Oz, I swear my house was going to fly up up and away. The severe storms that rolled across Queensland unfortunately forced me to cancel my prearranged Sunday trip to Caloundra. I was so excited to spend some quality time with my Dad, Step-Mum and younger...

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Super Crunchy Oven Fish and Chips

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 in Baking, Mains

Super Crunchy Oven Fish and Chips

“We did it!” I exclaimed excitedly to my partner, whirling around our newly refurbished home with unrestrained glee. After 12 months of renovations we have finally seen all our hard work, sweat and tears come to fruition. I am so proud of what we’ve accomplished, the house looks bloody fantastic (yes… if I DO say so myself). Granted we’ve had some very trying moments along the way with our stress levels soaring into the stratosphere on a couple of occasions! But you know what? If B and I can go through a 12 month house reno without killing each other, we can get through anything!...

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Strawberry Cake…. without the eggs

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 in Baking, Desserts

Strawberry Cake…. without the eggs

Like any proud strawberry one should aspire to be plumb, firm, well rounded and have a solid natural red colouring that delivers a sweet delicate flavour. The Queensland strawberries I’ve been enjoying lately have been just that, and frankly, I can’t get enough of them.

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Bread and Butter Pudding w Dates and Banana

Posted on Jul 4, 2012 in Baking, Desserts

Bread and Butter Pudding w Dates and Banana

I’ve been dreaming of a sweet piece of deliciousness drizzled with custard, cream or ice cream so to whet my appetite I decided to do my own take on the traditional British classic, bread and butter pudding.

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Picnic Lunch

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 in Baking, Desserts, Foodie Gift Ideas, Picnic Inspired, Starters

Picnic Lunch

My Mum recently celebrated her birthday. As a gift to her, I decided to put together a yummy picnic lunch for us to enjoy in the park, she was most delighted, I think she actually enjoyed it more than her birthday present. This got me thinking… do we really need to spend so much money on elaborate gifts for our nearest and dearest? Everyone gets so caught up in buying presents for people, when really, the person we’re usually buying it for would more often than not appreciate a handmade gift. Why? Because you’ve created something extra special, you’ve gone out of your way to make...

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