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Chocolate Christmas Tree

Christmas is almost here! What a great excuse to get together with some friends and do a chocolate class at the local cake decorating shop.  It was a fun morning out and we all produced a Chocolate Christmas tree and some filled chocolates.  A very laid back class, nothing terribly complicated, and not many skills […]

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Almond Crackers

While searching the net for a recipe for a healthy treat for the kids I came across a recipe for Almond Crackers.  These crackers are extremely versatile, wheat, gluten, and dairy free!  Best of all they are so quick and easy to make.

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Brett’s Bliss Balls

I have a wonderful friend who shares a passion for all things food with me.  He regularly sends me recipes and links to food related posts from all over the place.  Way back in October 2008 he sent me a wonderful recipe for Bliss Balls and we have been making them in our house ever […]

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Chocolate Mousse

My kids both love dessert, especially anything chocolate (must take after their mum!).  I did a search for chocolate mousse and found this one on http://www.taste.com.au.  The reviews were all fabulous so I gave it a go. It is a wonderfully rich mousse resulting in small flecks of solid chocolate through it.  Even us chocoholics […]

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Onigiri

I’m not sure what made me remember these handy ‘rice balls’, I have not come across them since leaving Japan in 1994.  I would often grab one of these fast food items on my way to/from work from the local 7 -Eleven for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  As it is Australia Day and we will […]

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Ben O’Donoghue’s Mixed Berry Meringue Swiss Roll

A catch up with our neighbours from 3 years ago got me back into the kitchen briefly after the Christmas gluttony.

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Dark Chocolate Sorbet

I made this one a while ago, back in October I think.  It is a beautifully rich sorbet with a hint of cinnamon.  I can’t remember where I found the recipe, perhaps from Not Quite Nigella, a blog that I have been following for a while.

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Cantaloupe Sorbet

For my birthday my wonderful husband surprised me with an Ice cream Bowl for my Kitchenaid.  What a fantastic present!  It has been in action ever since and we have been enjoying an abundance of wonderful sorbets and ice creams.  My first go with the bowl was when I made Cantaloupe sorbet.  We had two […]

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The Angus Taco

While I was away at Residential School in Wagga for 10 days my 6 year old son Angus “invented” the Angus Taco for my return dinner.  Here is his blog entry explaining it.

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Passionfruit Syllabub

With the abundance of passionfruit in my house at the moment I was looking for a quick easy dessert in order to use them all up! After searching the net I found a recipe for Passionfruit Syllabub.  It was extremely quick and easy to make.

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