Monthly Archives: December 2010

Bûche de Noël

In case you hadn’t picked up over the last month, I really love Christmas. The kids and I have had so much fun this last week baking and decorating. Yesterday we made our own bon bons, cinnamon sugar crusted almonds … Continue reading

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Mrs Smith’s Lemon Balls

Mrs Smith was a lady who lived over the road from us when I was a kid. Mum acquired the recipe for her well loved lemon balls which is basically a kiddie friendly rum ball. We like to make it … Continue reading

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Spiced Orange

In last years Christmas edition of Gourmet Traveller is a beautiful feast that I have been dreaming of.* grilled lobster and vine leaves with confit garlic and tomato* turkey with pan roasted vegetables, muscat glazed onions and spiced orange* red … Continue reading

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

The weekend was a big melting pot of all my favourite Christmas activities. A big roast turkey dinner on the Weber, Christmas parties, Christmas carols and a bit of Christmas baking. Thanks to the downpour all day yesterday it seemed … Continue reading

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Salted Caramels

This is one of my all time favourite recipes. Possibly my favourite, at least in the top 3. Boiling sugar scares me or rather I should say ‘scared me’. I have overcome my fear as these caramels are so worth … Continue reading

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After years of wanting to make this Italian delicacy I finally tried my hand at it and I’m over the moon with the result. I put in all the things I love in Panforte like roasted nuts and orange zest … Continue reading

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Jo’s Fabulous Fudge

Brisbane’s summer has finally arrived. Hot, humid and cooking in the kitchen is not appealing to me at all. But I did work hard last week, when the weather was cooler, to make lovely little gift boxes full of sweet … Continue reading

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Great Grandma’s Christmas Cake

The first thing I feel I need to point out is that this is not my Great Grandma’s Christmas Cake. Rather it is Julie Goodwin’s Great Grandma’s Christmas Cake. It was published in the Australian Women’s Weekly last year and … Continue reading

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Mocha Fudge Chunk Ice Cream

To celebrate the end of the school year we packed up the kids and spent a couple of nights on the Sunshine Coast. We managed to have beautiful weather and escape the incredible deluge of rain we’ve been having along … Continue reading

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We Have A Winner!

Thanks to everyone who shared their coffee of choice. The Vienna and the Buona Tazza di Caffe I have never heard of and I am curious. Congratulations Jenny! You can contact me at

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