A couple of weeks ago I was walking around my local shopping centre complex thing, and happened upon the seconds stand at the fruit shop, AKA that thing that I often walk past but rarely think about. On it are fruits and vegetables which are considered too ugly for the shops, but which are perfectly … Continue reading In defense of daggy fruit
Happy New Year! As a lover of tradition, I've made at least one resolution for 2017: to post fortnightly on the blog. With any luck you will be hearing from me every second Sunday (AEST, so depending where you are it could still be Saturday - hello international friends!). For many people out in the … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions & Sneaky Vegetables
On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me, two chocolate slices and some fibre in a pear treat (or something). 😉 As some people might be aware, I originally started this blog as a uni assignment, and the first nine of my posts were for that. Apparently I can't follow a … Continue reading Christmas, Christmas everywhere \\ Chocolate slice
A few months ago, when I was living out of home for prac, I decided to try Nigella Lawson's "Sweet Potato Macaroni Cheese". I really liked it, so I thought it was about time to make it again, for my family. Because I am me, I decided that I'd like to see how it turned … Continue reading Modifying Nigella
In a burst of inspiration fuelled by procrastination, I decided to get out the bread maker. Our bread maker is a bit of a relic – it was passed down to us when I was a kid, from my aunt who never used it. I remember loving it at the time, but the last time … Continue reading Making wholegrain fruit bread from scratch: What could possibly go wrong?!
I was once given the award of “Best Brownie Baker” in my orchestra because I would often bake brownies and bring them in. They say the way to a man’s (or band’s, in this case) heart is through their stomach(s), right? Around this time I liked to experiment with different brownie recipes; one of these … Continue reading Battle of the Brownies
For my first post, I thought I'd bake a cake with something that's famous for its reputation for keeping things moving: prunes. As far as I can remember, prunes have been associated with helping relieve constipation, and upon learning this at a young age, I was afraid to try them for fear that I would … Continue reading The truth about prunes and other dried fruits \\ Fruit cake