Trail Mix Ball Recipe

Thanks to Derek I am posting up this delicious tasty snack recipe to share with you all. Inspired by the raw balls we have with coffee at the local café, this recipe contains a nice little spread of wholesome ingredients for a quick boost of energy. Not quite a raw ball because we’ve roasted the hazelnuts to bring out more of the flavour, however to make the balls raw and nut ...

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Simple Cinnamon Stewed Apple Recipe

In for a day of stormy weather we decided to visit the beach in our wet weather gear for a short walk, I love seeing the storm stir up the ocean. We spotted a guy at the end of the jetty attempting to snap selfies of waves crashing over, on and around him, good thing he was wearing a wet suit! The planned walk didn’t eventuate far though, infact within 10 ...

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Breakfast topping: Roasted Plums

What's your favourite part of the day? Personally I fancy the morning, which has not always been the case but it seems when I hit my thirties, life shifted and I comfortably and rather unknowingly slotted into the enjoyment of a morning routine. Over time I’ve built on this routine, swapping up and experimenting with breakfast dishes, getting out on the bikes, savouring a long black in a café if it’s ...

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D’Entrecasteaux National Park and camping salsa nachos

Venturing into D’Entrecasteaux National Park we were rewarded with some incredible rugged coastlines and patches of karri forest. It was wonderful to see first-hand the forest recovery from a fire that tore through the area over a year ago, destroying much in its path. Well, that said, not all is lost, green vegetation has sprung from the ash covered soil and even some of the charred karri trees are sprouting from ...

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Crowd pleasers – Mardi Gras Doughnuts

This post is terribly late! But better late than never, right?  Plus it involves jam doughnuts and definitely worthy of sharing with you all! Last Christmas, we made dessert for both sides of the family. I may have overlooked the commitment of baking from scratch, as we (Derek too) spent almost two days in the kitchen (minus a dishwasher) leading up to what always turns out to be a hectic Christmas every ...

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Ice cream Maker Review + Recipe

New to the household is a recently acquired bright lime green ice cream maker! Woohoo! I have being eyeing one for a while now, however, the pots and pans are slowly morphing there way into the linen cupboard and with our small (but cute) kitchen, I am always a little reluctant in bringing home anything new.  How did we end up with an ice cream maker? A couple of weeks ago ...

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Australia Day Lamington recipe

The lamington is a classic Australia dessert alongside another the famous pavlova. The delicious cubed cake sponge coated in chocolate icing and coconut makes an appearance at Australia Day parties across the country on January 26th each year. In primary school my parents were enlisted the task of selling lamingtons for the fundraiser drive and with most of the family and close friends attending the same school, Dad ended up ...

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Farewell Cafe Couture + Donut recipe

I'll admit the blog side of things has been a little stressful over the past week and it all started when Cafe Couture went down without any warning. Poof, gone, just like that!  I was unable to access the back-end of the website either. On investigation, I found the administration profile had to be updated with the domain name provider through a form and payment because there is always an opportunity ...

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Chicken Meatballs with Sushi Rice

If I was to choose one electronic appliance to have in the kitchen, it would be a tough choice between the rice cooker, hand mixer and blender but I think I would choose the rice cooker. I have had my $20.00 Kambrook rice cooker forever, I can't recall when it came to be in my kitchen. This chicken meatball recipe is quite easy to whip up with a rice cooker and gives me great comfort ...

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Foodie Secret Santa + Biscotti Recipe

When an email arrived from the lovely Claire behind the website, Claire K Creations, I jumped at the chance to join in on the Foodie Secret Santa. It was kind of nice to have an excuse to take a break from work and the hectic rush before Christmas, especially when the said excuse entails baking in the kitchen. As part of the secret santa, I was asked to send a little ...

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