I don’t do a lot of the bake and take thing – you know, giving of food for Christmas. I do however, usually make a batch of this chilli jam. One jar of it goes to my BMF – he has it… Read More

Let’s have a chat about the pavlova – and no, I don’t care whether the Australians or the Kiwis invented it first, but I happen to think that Nigella has reinvented it. No longer is the pav a flattish disc of chewy… Read More

One of our must-haves at Christmas is potato scones for breakfast while we’re unwrapping presents – and making them is hubby’s Christmas Eve ritual. I think I’ve mentioned before how hubby was born in Scotland, and these scones are part of his heritage… 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

Although I’m rarely tempted by sweets (despite the amount of baking that I do), I have difficulty resisting cheese and biscuits. These days, however, cheese doesn’t like me as much as I like it – although that’s getting a tad into too… Read More

It’s the Queen’s Birthday long weekend here in Sydney, and I should be writing…which means, of course, that I’m baking. These peanut butter chocolate chip biscuits are super easy to mix up, super quick to bake, and taste super tasty- especially with… Read More

Writing this post pains me. You see, I used to think that Nigella was never wrong. Ever. Nigella is perfect in every way. Until Friday. Until I made the Nutella Brownies from Simply Nigella. It all seemed so promising. The ultimate brownie made… Read More

So anyways, I’m now deadline free- for the first time since the beginning of February. When I say deadline free, I mean freelance deadline free- the next draft of Finding John Smith (or whatever I end up deciding the title should be)… Read More

Miss T had her braces (Nusa Dua, as we’d affectionately come to call them: the top row was the price of airfares and the bottom was accommodation) taken off a couple of weeks ago- just in time for her 18th birthday. She’d… Read More

Yes, really. No exaggeration. In fact this cake is so good that it’s almost a community service announcement to share the recipe with you. It takes literally 5 minutes to put together. I timed it. The longest part of the preparation is… Read More