Iron Chef Shellie

The Giant Rainbow Cupcake

For Hamsley’s birthday cake this year I didn’t know what to do. I had always wanted to try a rainbow cake I’d seen Chocolate Suze and Ellie do, and I had recently picked up a giant cupcake pan for $5 from Kmart. I used Ellie’s recipe for mini vanilla butter cupcakes, but quadrupled the recipe […]

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Happy 3rd Blogaversary!

I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for this long. I was sure I would give it up or wouldn’t be able to stick to it. There have been moments along the way where I lost my blogging mojo, but there is always a meal that gives me motivation to get back into it. I did […]

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Jimmy’s Butter Chicken

Curry Rice and Naan

So I’ve dug out some pictures from months ago as I’ve been absolutely swamped at work this week. I don’t think I’ve ever been so stressed out as I have been, but luckily the week is almost over (at about 2pm on Saturday I can enjoy a reduced weekend). But enough complaining and more food! […]

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We Need Your Help, In Anyway Possible.

Three-quarters of Queensland has been declared a disaster zone. We need your help, no donation is too small. So far the floods have claimed 10 people, with the toll expected the rise. Brisbane the capital is under threat today. The site for Australia’s first Ministry of Food site is also in an area affected. Whole […]

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Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Cakes & Christmas High Tea

I know we are well past Christmas, but suck it up and deal with it. This post has lots of food porn. My close friends from high school and myself started a tradition of having a Christmas party a few years ago. I’ve usually taken charge with the food with help from everyone, especially Miss […]

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The Dishwashing Ordeal & Nigella’s Chocolate Pistachio Fudge

If you haven’t been following me on twitter, you might not know why my blogging streak ended. Wednesday night, Hamsley was washing the dishes, picked up a glass to wash; it slipped from his hands, smashed onto the side of the sink, and a shard of glass landed in his wrist. A call to triple […]

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Cookbook Challenge: Cherry Garcia

Theme 1: Stonefruit Cookbook Used: Ben and Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream and Dessert Book Author: Ben R. Cohen and Jerry Greenfield The cookbook challenge is back! This time we are doing it fortnightly instead of weekly so we have a better chance of staying on track. It was great to end last year’s challenge with […]

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Moira Mac’s Chicken

Can I tempt you with a sandwich with homestyle chicken? So I know that some of you are wary of chicken in a can, despite how convenient it is; but would you contemplate fresh chicken chunks in a resealable bag? Moira Mac’s range is just such a convenient product. It comes in four different flavours; […]

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Pork Larb

It was after finishing the food from the Christmas high tea I held for my friends (which I intend to blog soon!). It was after eating so many sausage rolls, party pies and other puff pastry morsels I said “NO MORE!! I want some Asian flavours but I want them with rice vermicelli noodles!!”. I […]

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Ricotta, Banana & Honey Muffins

Another recipe from the latest BBC Australian Good Food magazine. I’ll admit, this is from the “helping kids to cook” section, but it looked and sounded so good I had to give it a go. I almost didn’t cook the banana as I was having a case of the can’t be fudged-s, and I thought […]

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