One of the first things I learnt to bake was scones. I would have been in my early teens because we were living in Bombala (in southern NSW) and I even entered them in the local show a couple of times –… Read More

  Here in Australia, it’s ANZAC Day.  Sure it’s a public holiday – and hands up anyone who doesn’t like them – but for those of you outside of Australia and New Zealand, or who aren’t aware of it, ANZAC Day is… Read More

I can’t remember when I last slept past 5am. Sure there were days that I did in NZ, but that was before I’d adjusted to time zones and 7am there was really 4am at home so it doesn’t really count. This morning… Read More

Back in 2015, we spent the leadup to Christmas in the UK. It changed our idea of Christmas forever. Sure, Christmas in Australia is great. It’s the beginning of our summer holidays and there’s a real carefree feeling in the air. It… Read More

Mr T is Scottish. He was born in a place called Falkirk – it’s near Stirling – but he can’t even fake an “auch aye” these days. Nor does he like whisky. I know – it’s tough to imagine such a thing…. Read More

  We’ve spent most of the weekend in Brisbane. We were there to do some Christmas shopping, but we also did a heap of walking and, of course, a little bit of celebrating the release of Happy Ever After…did I mention that… Read More

Since making our sea-change to the Sunshine Coast, we’ve changed the way we shop. Rather than Woolworths or Coles being the one stop for all groceries, these days we buy meat from butchers and fruit and veg from the weekly farmer’s markets…. Read More

Brownies are a bit of a favourite in our house, but then, so are chocolate chip cookies. So what better compromise than the brookie? I first came across this recipe on Masterchef last season. It was the episode where Matt and Nigella… Read More

I haven’t baked for weeks – not since before the house went on the market. It’s not just been about trying to avoid the mess… ok, maybe it has been. It’s just that it’s seemed as though most of my available time… Read More

In the spirit of blogging some Christmassy treats, allow me to present to you my rum balls. I’ve been making these since I was a teenager, so be warned, they are seriously daggy. They are also seriously sweet, so if you’re on… Read More