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Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb. Do you like it? Do you hate it? Have you never even had it?
It’s a bit on the tarty kind of side of things, so it pairs beautifully with this coconutty cake with marzipanny goodness.


What do you get when you combine cake, meringue and some of my favourite strawberries?

A strawberry meringue layer cake, recipe by Nigella Lawson.


This gingerbread has a dark, slightly bitter but comforting quality to it. The stout not only adds the deep colour, but the bubbles in it help provide a super light batter.


Take the humble ham and cheese toastie to new, unchartered levels!


This is my favourite fried chicken to make at home. Something about the buttermilk that does magical things to the texture of the chicken, to make it melt in your mouth.


COOKIEZ!!!! Friday night and we started our personal training session when the great storm of 2011 hit. Okay, okay… it wasn’t really that bad of a storm, but the rain was heavy, there was some lighting and it wasn’t safe to be doing squats and weights in the park. So after coming home early I

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Photos aren’t the best as I didn’t think I would blog it. It is the first time I’ve ever tried making a pavlova from scratch. Once I took it out of the oven after it had cooled, it had sunk and it looked like a giant biscuit… so Hamsely described it. Luckily cream covered the

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It’s been 1266 days since I first started this blog. Throughout that time, I’ve managed to squeeze out a humble 500 blog posts. This can either be considered woeful or impressive compared to others. For me, I don’t care; I’m just surprised I’ve lasted this long and still loving it. So instead of letting this

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Theme 13: Dessert Cookbook Used: Kitchen – Recipes from the Heart of the Home Author: Nigella Lawson My plan was to make Adam Liaw’s ant’s nest cake for this theme, but a craving for chocolate + peanut butter won, and I made this cake to take to Grandma’s house for dessert. I fell in love

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I was a bad citizen of the world this year, and totally forgot when Cinco De Mayo was. Last year was the first year I found out about it, and demanded we celebrate with tacos; even if they were the very non-Mexican Old El Paso crunchy vareity. Had I have remembered, I would have made

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At the last cooking the books feast, I suggested a Nigella Lawson book, after we decided we didn’t want to do Bourke Street Bakery. Agnes flicked through a few of Nigella’s books that were in Cherrie’s collection, and we decided on her latest book, Kitchen. ALTHOUGH…. as I began to do this post, I noticed

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I saw the recipe for this on one of Nigella’s shows, where she uses a whole bottle of Riesling. Hamsley loves coq au vin, and will often request it from time to time; but this seemed like a much quicker and easier alternative. I cooked it on the Sunday and reheated it on the Monday

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Theme 6: American Cookbook Used: Nigella Express Author: Nigella Lawson I was so sure I’d be cooking from Jamie’s America or the New Orleans cookbook my aunty gave me. I was also certain I was going to be doing ribs, but bought spare ribs instead of rack ribs… doh. I was also running low on

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I’ve been neglecting my RSS feeds lately… it’s in the thousands. I randomly opened a few the other day and saw these coca-cola cupcakes on Patent And the Pantry’s blog and new I had to make them ASAP! I saw the pictures and description and didn’t need anymore prompting. When reading the post after consuming

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Still channeling my inner Nigella, it was time for some steak! Whilst wracking my brains thinking of what to serve with the steak, I remembered seeing her recipes for rapid roastini on a different show to the steak and had to find the recipe; even though I knew it was basically pan fried gnocchi. I

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I bought a huge bunch of bananas the moment I read they were to triple in price thanks to cyclone Yasi. The last time a cyclone (Larry) hit Queensland, my mum didn’t buy us bananas at all. You never know how much you miss something until it’s taken away from you, or becomes too expensive!

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Theme 2: Citrus Cookbook Used: Kitchen – Recipes from the Heart of the Home Author: Nigella Lawson It’s only the second theme of the cookbook challenge and I’m already falling behind. Oh well, better late than never! This cake by Nigella is so good, even my temperamental oven did a good job! This cake is

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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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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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Week 13 Theme: Love Cookbook Used: Feast Author: Nigella Lawson   I’ve been wanting to recreate a post Lorraine from Not Quite Nigella did about 2 years ago, for quite some time. Being Valentine’s day, I wanted to cook instead of being sucked into banquets and other over priced set menus that restaurants were offering.

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These were from the Nigella Lawson book “How to Be a Domestic Goddess”. Mum and I were a bit puzzled at why the cocoa-cola cake came out so flat, and she suggested I double the mixture the next time I make it. Although once you actually taste it you realize why it is so flat!

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