Too pretty to not share…

Some pics I took at a local patisserie. Love the styling of the store…french provincial of course!

 

Pretty macarons

Cookies galore

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Recipe | The scrummiest of all crumbles

So my parents came over this weekend, and I needed the perfect dessert to polish off our BBQ. After flipping through a hundred cookbooks and mags, and driving my hubby insane, I settled on a fail proof carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. A colleague gave me this recipe and it’s ah-mazing.  Except, hubby politely pointed out, he doesn’t like carrot cake, and he most certainly does not like cream frosting. Oops.

Manically searching the interwebs, I came across Maggie Beer’s apple crumble, which happens to be easy, impressive looking and one of my hubby’s fave desserts. Win!

The recipe is super easy. You basically stew the apples with brown sugar, cinnamon and lemon zest. The hardest part was crumbling the crumble…it’s a good all over arm workout 🙂  Continue reading

I’m back + July-August reads!

So, it’s been almost a year since my last post. It’s been crazy busy and exciting with a kitchen & room renovation, a trip to Fiji, another blog, a new niece and a million other things in betwee
But I’m back!

Anyone who spends a couple of hours with me will probably work out that I love to read. Growing up, I was quite happy just tucked away in my room, reading for hours on end. Actually, I’m pretty sure I wrecked my eyes by pretending to be asleep at curfew, all the while reading into the small hours of the night by the hallway light (don’t try that at home!)

When I moved out of home I quickly worked out all those hours would be spent on grown up things. Cooking, cleaning, trying to save mint plants blah blah. But, one of the things I love about my new job is the 40 minute bus ride each way. It allows me to get a decent chunk of reading into each day.

So, without further ado, my bumper edition of July & August reads!

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