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Kitchen Cupboard Muffins

4 Jun

kitchen cupboard muffins

Excitingly, Ned and I are about to embark upon a road trip with our buddies Kate and 1 year old Elsie. We are heading to the Olympic Peninsula, a most beautiful part of the world, in the north west of Washington State. The towns are quaint, the national park is full of hiking trails, the coastline is spectacular and we will get the chance to dip our toes in the great Pacific Ocean again. Continue reading


Anzac Biscuits and a Day of Remembrance

23 Apr

IMG_0519 anzac biacuits25 April is Anzac Day. It is a day when Aussies and Kiwis remember those who have served, and still are serving, in wars around the world. The dawn service starts an hour before sunrise – it is eerie and moving to stand in the quiet darkness, candles glowing in the chilly morning, with so many strangers who have all gathered for the same reason. Everyone is hushed and solemn, grateful for and proud of the efforts and sacrifices made by all those men and women who have served since WWI. The Last Post played by a lone bugler and the 2 minutes silence that follow are a fitting start to a day on which We Will Remember Them.

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Banana bread

15 Mar

banana breadWhy do I always wait until I have 2 unwanted, rotting bananas on my bench to make banana cake? I should plan ahead and buy extras, to have this event occur more regularly.  Whether bread, muffins or cake is the final product, anything banana-y is somehow always delicious. Is it the anticipation of the cake, watching those bananas brown, subconsciously offering Ned the avocado instead of the banana, in the knowledge that there will be a baked treat as my reward? Or is it that bananas don’t overwhelm the cake, they just add a moistness and sweetness that is complimented by so many other flavours? Continue reading