Category Archives: Sweets

The best chocolate brownies ever!

On my way to a meeting the other day I walked past a choir in the hospital foyer. The harmonic strains of Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher had the amazing effect of adding a bounce to my step. Something so simple raised … Continue reading

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Perfectionistic, hungry caterpillars

Are you a perfectionist? It has been pointed out to me by a few people that I have some perfectionistic tendencies. More specifically, I have been accused of being like the character Monica from the TV series ‘Friends’ (showing my age here).  In … Continue reading

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No time? Well, whip up a quick and easy Cherry Ripe Tart

Hi everyone, I hope you had a wonderfully festive holiday? Mine was certainly busy… August heralds the start of what is always a crazy time of year where time becomes exceedingly precious.  This craziness seems to continue all the way through to … Continue reading

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Delicious coconut cupcakes using different approach for the same outcome (using up egg yolks)

As some of you are aware, I have gone back to study (mainly in response to the monthly career crisis that I have where I bemoan that there is no research funding and that the pressure to get it and … Continue reading

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Remember the time… a flashback to the 80’s with black forest cake

Every so often I receive an email titled something like: “you know you grew up in the 80’s if…” and inevitably it results in a little chuckle as I reminisce over the: Fashion: scrunchies, jelly sandals, balloon skirts, hypercolour t-shirt, … Continue reading

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Doppelgänger

Have you ever been mistaken for someone else? People have always said that my sister and I look very similar and we have often contended with people asking, to my sister’s mortification and my delight, if we were twins (I’m … Continue reading

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Putting up with the P****’s – reality TV at it’s best!

My sister and I will often joke about our family being the subject matter for a TV show – there are all the key features – drama, strong opinions (often mine) which can result in volatile arguments, “Chinese whispers” within … Continue reading

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Parting is such sweet sorrow… Saying thank you with lavender shortbreads

It wasn’t a farewell between two lovers in the likes of Romeo and Juliet, but leaving my job was bittersweet. There is something strange about having spent so much time with the same people and then all of a sudden … Continue reading

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On the path to collecting 27 dresses…

This year is going to be a busy one with an impending walk (or two) down the aisle. Now, before your imagination runs away with you, I am still patiently waiting for my knight in shining armour to come knocking … Continue reading

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Days long past and old recipes… Persian strawberry, ginger and mint sekanjabin (syrup)

Every now and then I wonder what it would have been like to have been born in a different time. As much as I relish the freedoms we have here in present day Australia – I’m not certain that I … Continue reading

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