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No bus nutella

I’m a Nutella kid from way back. When I was in Primary School, I would occasionally go to after school care if my parents were working late because it wouldn’t be safe for us to be at home by ourselves for extended periods of time. Well, that was my version of the story because in […] Read more…

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Let’s talk rolled oats

I consider myself a rolled oats connoisseur. Yes, they can appear to be a little stodgy and reminiscent of the clag glue you plaster paper mache with in preschool, but that little bowl of super food goodness is filling winter bellies everywhere, with good reason. I took a little trip up to my parents this […] Read more…

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Pimms, anyone?

I come from the Woman’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Cookbook generation. Hands up if in years gone by you’ve been lucky enough to be the birthday recipient of a carefully constructed piano cake? How about a Dolly Varden – a slightly morbid creation of a plastic Barbie sandwiched between layers of sponge and over frosted […] Read more…

Grandma Popple’s Lamingtons

I’m a great believer of everything happens for a reason and the past few weeks have been ultimate proof of that. Fortunately and somewhat unfortunately, I’ve run into everyone from old friends to ex boyfriends in the most unexpected spaces and I’m putting it all down to a greater power. For my birthday this year […] Read more…

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For King and Country

There is something incredibly sacred about tradition. Every year without fail, my best friend and I go to the ANZAC day dawn service. It’s usually freezing and has an unsettling stillness, but it’s a moment which I believe is incredibly important to experience.  I don’t often appreciate how lucky I am to be a free, […] Read more…

The perfect picnic partner

The weather yesterday was purely magical. I woke to blue skies, the crisp, cool temperature that only Autumn brings and a calm, still sense. It was perfect picnic weather, and oh, do I love a picnic. That statement will cause my mum to laugh and remind me that for years I used to crack up […] Read more…

Hello sugar high

Let’s be honest, if something is going to tempt me out of my sugar free detox, it’s going to be salted caramel. I’d never be the girl who would choose caramel topping over chocolate on my sundae as a kid. I have little interest in devouring a bag of Fantales and will walk right past […] Read more…

Brace yourself, we’re coming down

Coco-nutty granola I Quit Sugar In ‘the plan’, they say in week three you may start to experience detox – symptoms your body is starting to withdraw from the poison. Brace yourself for nausea, dizziness and aching joints, they said. Boy, my body must be pretty efficient because I hit this horrible, aching, feral wall […] Read more…

I’m quitting sugar

I can see the irony in this purpose of this blog and what I’m about to write, but I promise it will all make sense. I come from an amazing family of cooks and bakers and storytellers. I go gooey over my grandfather’s tales of food in the great depression, and when I hear my […] Read more…

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