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There is something so sophisticated about tea. Depending on the blend, it can transport you away, calm you down, soothe a bloated stomach, help with symptoms of a cold, or just keep you going.

This post trials out the new Pyramid Infuser Range from Twinings.

The cake I made for my Dad’s 60th. Checkerboard inside, with a working clock movement on the top. My most insane cake yet!

Sometimes you buy pretty cookbooks with the best intentions to cook from them but never do. I finally decided it was time to cook from Miette, and make a cake for our receptionist’s baby shower / going away.

What a gorgeous and moreish cake!

Wishing my Dad a very Happy 60th Birthday today!

Look Dad, I made you this cake.. you’ll get to gobble it up tonight, after dinner… if you eat all your greens!

I made it with the very popular variety of apples that people are going gaga over, Jazz Apples.

Even though it might not be the season for strawberries, there aren’t any shortage of them around It’s definitely a cake I’ll be making again. I can imagine it looking amazing on a picnic spread when the warmer weather comes back!

Birthday breakfast at Merchant’s Guild; indulgent pancakes, fried chicken and the best damn chai in town.

Brunch at 8 Days Cafe with a bunch of food lovers.

Today I turn 28.

For some reason, I like being an even number instead of an odd number.

I always like chocolate cake though, even if that comes in odd numbers!

It’s peanut butter jelly time!

Chocolate cake with a peanut butter swirl, smothered in ganache frosting and fresh raspberries. Happiness!

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

A strawberry meringue layer cake, recipe by Nigella Lawson.

Need a quick dessert that is a bit out of the ordinary? These quick and easy bombe alaskas don’t take much time, but are always a crowd favourite.

A birthday cake based on an iconic Aussie cookie. This nearly turned into an episode of “my drunk kitchen” as well!

Has it really been 5 years since Iron Chef Shellie was born?

Wowee how the time flies! To go with tradition, of course I made a cake for the ye olde blog to celebrate.

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.

Two of my good friends from the blogging world get hitched, and I help make their wedding cake buffet!

A lovely recipe from Belinda Jeffery, using seasonal berries and a crumble topping.

Cakes are so easy to make in the Thermomix, especially this one. Make caster sugar from raw sugar in seconds, whack everything in as listed and bang it in a tin bound for the oven.

Why wait for butter to soften when you can cook with olive oil?

Two cakes made with olive oil; a chocolate cake and a hazelnut and orange cake.

Belinda Jeffery’s Polish honey cake made with Nerada tea.

Goes perfectly with a cup of tea!

I’ll give anything a go once, but beetroot and chocolate? Is it a winning combination?

With a recipe named Really Good Gingerbread, how could I not try it?

So, what’s the verdict?

I don’t usually do much with pomegranates other than put them in a salad. This time I top a cake with the ruby jewel seeds, and it’s a winner.

Thanks to Christina from The Hungry Australian for hosting this month’s Sweet Blog Hop. With the theme being ‘Death by Chocolate’, this one was right up my alley… but what to make?! My friend Katie had her birthday on Saturday, and we were some of the surprise guests at her birthday dinner she thought only

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How are we all feeling after Christmas? I trust you all had an amazing few days, surrounded by loved ones, too much food and scored some good presents. I had three feasts, but only ate at two. The main feast was at Mum and Dad’s house, where 18 of us enjoyed a buffet style dinner,

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If you are on a strict diet, look away…. I was luckily enough to be one of the lucky tweeters when the call for people to sample the new desserts from my favourite place in town went out. Along with other passionate foodies, we indulged in the lastest creations from super couple Bernard and Yen

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This pineapple cake was inspired by the latest Disney flick The Help. I was intriduged by the buttery milky syrup that coats the cake whilst it is still warm. I thought I was reading the recipe wrong when it didn’t include butter in the cake, but only on the outside of the cake. Still, it

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