Friday, 30 August 2013


I spent a superb day up at Black Estate yesterday.  Stunning.

Friday, 23 August 2013


I was super lucky and was sent a madeleine tray last week.  I've made a few batches since then, with different recipes... they are crazy unhealthy, but oh so delicious.  We had the most amazing madeleines at Cumulus Inc in Melbourne - they were filled with lemon curd and I am going to try to recreate them (we have their cookbook) this weekend.

In other awesome news, I just watched Heathers. Boom.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

No more thinking

A few weeks back, I was lucky enough to trial a free box of home delivered organic fruit and veges. It was awesome. I was inspired, and have just set up a weekly delivery of a box. Every Thursday afternoon someone comes and drops off heaps of really fresh and yummy fruit and veges - only those in season, and mostly locally sourced.

I'm kind of indifferent when it comes to organics, but I like my veges to be seasonal, and fresh. And I hate shopping for them - deciding what to get, and how much blah blah blah.  We are in week two, and so far it's going great. We've had kale, carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, yams, potatoes, kiwifruit, apples, oranges, bananas, nashis...

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Cardamon tea cake

Just cos.

Aphid cleaning

I have a tray of small plants and herbs that sit on our windowsill. Unbeknownst to me, tiny little aphids have set up shop - thousands of them.

So one of my jobs last week was to take each plant, shake the aphids off, then spray them with slightly soapy water.  Sp far, it has worked well I think. I haven't seen any more anyway.