Lemon Christmas Cookies

Good luck trying to save some of these to leave out for Santa! They’re so delicious you might just want them all to yourself. These Lemon Christmas Cookies are super cute, they’re perfect to give as a thoughtful Christmas gift. Get the kids involved in decorating them and you’ve got a great gift for Grandma…

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

“Why?” If you’re anything like my husband, that’s what your response to Chocolate Zucchini Bread was. Why put zucchini with chocolate and ruin perfectly good chocolate, you might say. Well, the proof is in the pudding (or bread). You don’t taste the zucchini, only chocolaty goodness, but it makes this bread deliciously moist. Even my…

Masterchef Brownies

Yesterday was my last day at a great job with a really great team. Next week I’m jumping straight into a exciting new job, so it was bittersweet to say goodbye. I think I left being remembered as the Masterchef, and who wouldn’t want to be remembered as that. Last year one of my fellow…

Blueberry and Rhubarb Tart: The final course in our blueberry feast

If you live in the South West of Victoria, Australia, then you need to get excited because it’s only one more sleep until the Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival! Over the last few weeks we’ve been celebrating all things blueberry with some delicious recipes in preparation for the festival. If you missed them, check…

Pretty as a Picture Christmas Presents

Giving gifts at Christmas is one of my favourite pastimes. I tend to get a little addicted to internet browsing in the lead up to Christmas, searching for the perfect gifts. Generally it pays off and I get a rush watching my family open their well-thought-out presents. I guess it’s a family thing, because thoughtful…

Pumpkin Day aka Halloween

Halloween isn’t really a thing in Australia, but I’d happily adopt it just for the pumpkins! Who needs lollies and chocolate when you can have pumpkin, right!? (I’m predicting some eye rolls there, but I’m OK with that). I’m about halfway through my overseas trip as I write this from Germany. I’ve also been to…

Cookies and a whisky for you, Dad

This very old photo pretty much sums up most of my childhood; outside on an adventure with Dad.  I was Dad’s shadow most of the time, only separating when required. We lived on a dairy farm for a lot of my childhood and Dad worked his butt off. Being older and wiser now, I know…