This is one of my all time favourite recipes, and it is actually one I created, which is rare! I thought it would be the perfect recipe to cap off Recipe Month. :) Continue reading
Month: November 2013
Malteser Mountain Cake
To round off recipe month, I have two more delicious recipes to share with you! The first is this creation, which I have fondly come to think of as the Malteser Mountain Cake.
Now, in my mind, there are two types of cake: the ones that you spend a long time making and baking, and the ones that you spend a long time decorating. I don’t believe in the third category, the ones that you spend a long time making, baking, and decorating. They shouldn’t exist. Continue reading
Considering that November seems to have become recipe month, today I bring you another recipe!
Despite living in Texas for four years, I really didn’t pick up a single shred of talent for Mexican cuisine (or even Tex-Mex). So when I discovered this AMAZING recipe for Mexican street corn – esquites – last week, I was pretty darn excited. It is delicious, and it tastes so authentic, I forgot I wasn’t Mexican myself for a moment. We had a bit of a Mexican fiesta for dinner, so we put a bit in our fajitas, and ate some on the side – it was gone in record time. Continue reading
Very Cherry Slice – Birthday Recipe Week
Hello everyone, happy Monday! I realise that it is Monday, and not last Friday, when I should have done this post, so my apologies! Life kind of intervened in my week of blogging last week!
Today I bring you a new creation, Very Cherry Slice. It’s a super easy, no-bake slice that will impress all your friends and relatives! Promise! Plus, with its classic Arnott’s Marie Biscuits and Cadbury Cherry Ripes, it’s a bit of an Aussie classic! I was inspired by the recipe for Terri’s Cherry Ripe Slice over at Taste.com. Continue reading
Chilli Lime Prawns & Japanese Gyoza – Birthday Recipe Week
I know, I know, I missed Wednesday in the Birthday Recipe Week! It was my mum’s birthday, so we went out for a lovely dinner. To make up for it, I’ve got two recipes for you today, and they compliment each other quite well! Continue reading
Summer Fruits Tart – Birthday Recipe Week
Today I bring to you a dessert recipe that has been passed to me by my mum, and to her by a good friend, and to her by who-knows! This recipe has been around the block, and survived to tell the tale. Continue reading
Heirloom Tomato Salad & Jap Pumpkin and Pine Nut Salad – Birthday Recipe Week
I thought I would start Birthday Recipe Week off with some healthy salads – practically the first salads I have ever made. I’m not really a healthy eater. As such, I think it is important to disclose that these are not my own recipes!! I wouldn’t know the first thing about making a salad (or anything at all, really) without my Bible, the Australian Women’s Weekly cookbook series. Continue reading
I can do that! is 6 Months Old!
So guess what everyone? My blog is 6 months old this month! Pretty exciting stuff! This is the first blog I have ever written, and it’s been a pretty steep learning curve, I can tell you!
I think the toughest parts have been learning to ration my enthusiasm (so that I don’t do 100 posts one week, and none the next!), and realising that no, not everyone I know is going to read (or like) my blog. Even though I know they would like it if they just gave it a chance! ;) Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about repotting my passionfruit vine. You may remember that I put it in a paint tin (it’s still there, actually) that had been filled with jellybeans. As a result, we had a slight jellybean surplus in our house, so we decided to get creative with the beans.
For the mini-beans, we cleaned up some recycled jars and sorted them by colour. Then we practised our photography skills on the pretty colours (these photos are by Mario). Continue reading
Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you all had a great and spooky night.
We don’t really celebrate Halloween much in Australia (although it is catching on, much to some people’s unhappiness), but Mario and I got into the spirit by carving our own pumpkins and having our friends Shae and Dave round for dinner and a scary movie. Continue reading