The beautiful Miss Toni Louise tweeted me this afternoon.  This was exciting, not many people do.  But what was even better was that I could help her 🙂

What did T need?  A good apple pie filling.  And don’t I have a cracker! (more…)

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Excuse my self-indulgence, as this post is a thinly-disguised opportunity to write about a little something I’m proud of.

I fatter myself that I have a green thumb.  Growing up with a golf superintendent/landscape manager Dad and Mum being an avid gardener, I’ve been encouraged to grow things from an early age.  In fact, the balcony of our little suburban flat holds a healthy aloe vera plant, an overachieving frangipani (that flowered twice last summer and is set to do so again), and Matt’s ‘pet’ bromeliad (Brom), our ‘pet’ pineapple (Spike) and Spanish moss.

But by far more interesting and impressive are the window boxes full of herbs that abide there.  Here’s a sneak peak of them: (more…)

The past month has seen a fair bit of baking happen at my house, for no reason other than I’m bored.

As these haven’t filled the brief of ‘What shall I have for dinner?’ I haven’t been posting them, but today I was bored (and baking) and thought a nice little round up of my month in baking might be in order. Another benefit of actually posting as I’m baking? When someone asks for the recipe “for those delicious oat cookies you made the other day” I’d actually know where the hell it came from! (I suffer from a rare disorder – recipe amnesia.)

Please excuse the lack of photos for some of the offerings – it can be hard to handle a camera when you’re busy stuffing your face with baking!

So, brace yourself for an onslaught of sugar…

First up, Bread, Butter, Berry Teacake and Brownies. Does butter count as baking? I’m not sure, perhaps it should be put in the slightly more broad category of Farmyard Fixin’s? (more…)