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Into the biscuit jar

It’s such a beautiful thing knowing that as much as we grow and get caught up in our grown up lives, some things never change. These moments are so much more apparent when I go home to my parents and even more so when the entire tribe head up for family gigs like Christmas. It’s […] Read more…

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What’s your flavour?

If you’re struggling to get into the spirit of the season, I’m convinced New York City will cure even the greenest of Grinch. Wander down Madison Avenue and you will be overwhelmed with elaborate window displays, beautiful lights and dressed trees on every corner. Want a fix of Christmas carols? Don’t bother putting on Michael […] Read more…

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All I want for Christmas

Are you a Christmas Grinch? Ebenezer Scrooge? Do you groan when supermarkets start playing Christmas carols in November to get you to go into panic mode and start stocking up on kilos of cheese and pretzels in case unexpected festive guests happen to pop in with a bottle of bubbly? Bah Humbug. Not me. I […] Read more…

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Now, we just have to believe

There’s something very precious about family. I read a beautiful quote about belonging not too long ago while searching for inspiration for a speech at my sister’s upcoming wedding. It pointed out that as human beings we do not have the right to be part of a family. Biologically yes, we are a product of […] Read more…

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Training wheel lemon meringue tart

I learnt to bake at a very early age; an incredibly beautiful ritual between a mother and a daughter. Some of my most precious memories are those prior to starting preschool where we would drop my sisters off and spend the day together – just the two of us. The practice of creative play and […] Read more…

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Hello summer halfway house oatmeal

It’s getting really warm here in Brisbane and I think I can safely say goodbye to the days of cosy comfort food, double doonas and trekking around the house in my favourite uggs. As much as I love winter, I’m getting pretty excited to be welcoming long lazy weekend lunches of fresh salads, beach trips […] Read more…

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Almost shaker buckwheat pancakes

  Pancakes only ever made a cameo appearance in my household growing up. Ones which did were strictly out of the Day to Day Cookery Book, a simple recipe of flour, milk, eggs and sugar. They were honest – served with the simple flavours of lemon and sugar, or butter and jam and were fast […] Read more…

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New York State of Mind

I’ve got New York on the brain. The countdown is officially on with just over two months until I hit the streets of the big apple and my itinerary is literally busting with equal portions of galleries and gastronomic adventures. Sure, I’m getting excited to see Lady Liberty and to iceskate my way around Central […] Read more…

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Welcome strawberry season

I start getting unnaturally excited when strawberries start making a proper appearance in my weekly shopping haul. Yes, more excited about food than usual. Sure, they’ve been holding their ground on the shelves for a while but I refuse to indulge until they reach the appropriate price, and after yesterday’s purchase of $2 punnets I […] Read more…

Bread, it’s over.

I’m in an abusive relationship with bread. Everyone’s got an Achilles heel when it comes to food, and I’m saddened to finally admit that bread and I just don’t get along. As I get older and have actually started to listen to my body and what it needs, I’m embarrassed about what I used to […] Read more…

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