Maus and I have been busy of late (when I say busy, remember, everything is relative) so we decided we needed a break. Maus chose Augusta, a coastal town 1½ hour drive south west of us. We had a fab time.
We stayed at the local hotel (which is not recommended but was adequate). When booking in, Maus picked up brochures for local whale watching tours. I have had whale watching on my “must do list” for quite a while. We had intended to go to Albany later this winter for that purpose. I didn’t even know that you could go whale watching from Augusta. Continue reading
I really have lost my blogging mojo. I have two draft posts in the wing but it was this unusual but wonderful cake that sprung me back to life.
I have been a wee bit fascinated by turmeric cakes for quite a while. Continue reading
OMG, these brownies are rich!!!
You would think that the 500g of chocolate, 500g of butter and 12 eggs would have given me a hint as to the absolute decadence I was about to create. But I didn’t really turn my mind to the ingredients. I was attracted to the photo of the gooey chocolate swirled tahini and to the fact that the recipe was called tahini brownies. “Tahini brownies are something different,” I thought. I love tahini and was relishing the combo of tahini and chocolate. As it turns out, there is so much chocolate in these guys, you can barely taste the tahini. But, jeez, they are good. Joudie Kalla, the author of Palestine on a Plate, says one piece is enough but, to be honest, a tiny square with coffee may be enough. They are that rich. Continue reading
I was watching “Gardening Australia” on Friday night, as you do in the country 😦 , and a segment came on which really warmed the cockles of my heart.
It was about a lady named Pat and her vegetable garden. Pat is in her 90s and still tends to the garden with the help of her son, granddaughter and great granddaughter. Continue reading
Hello everyone. Yes, I am still alive. We have been pretty busy over the festive season so I have ignored my blog (and the blogging world, in general).
“Doing what?” you may ask. Well, there has been a lot of cooking. Some of the things I have cooked could easily have made it into a post but I have lost my photography mojo so nearly all didn’t even get a photo, let alone a post-worthy photo.
One dessert that was snapped is the head photo. The recipe is from the December copy of the Donna Hay Magazine and I was instructed to make it for our family get-together. I was pretty proud of the final product so I snapped a photo before it was devoured. Continue reading
Today, I have a very nice cake from Belinda Jeffery’s cookbook, Desserts. As I have mentioned (a few times) before, I do like Belinda Jeffery’s books. I actually make recipes from them which is more than I can say for a lot of my books. I also like syrup cakes because I have a tendency to over cook my cakes. As a result, they tend to be on the dry side. The syrup hides this fact. If you have a similar tendency, syrup cakes could be for you, too.
It most certainly is déjà vu.
Francesca, from Almost Italian, commented on my previous post by saying that she made a similar chocolate slice but hers included Vita Brits (Weet-Bix). Francesca’s comment got me thinking. Was the slice I remembered from my childhood the recipe from my sister, Vickie, or was it the one to which Francesca was referring? We never ate Vita Brits or Weet-Bix for breakfast in our house but I do remember finding them in the pantry and eating them with butter and jam. Were they left over after Mum had made this slice?