Say cheese….cake!

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Today I started writing a boring post, really about nothing much.  I was lacking inspiration big time and had given myself a deadline to finish.  This did not get the creative juices flowing I tells you, quite the opposite.  Instead, I checked my emails, did the washing, watched gangnam style on youtube, checked facebook, twitter, pinterest, checked facebook, twitter, pinterest again, made myself a miso soup, chatted to a friend and watched my deadline zoom right past me.

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Broad bean, spring pea and buffalo mozzarella salad

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I’ve been eating a lot of vegetarian meals lately, my sister-in-law (a vegetarian), would be proud.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m a carnivore through-and-through.  I love  a good rib eye steak or a slab of melt-in-your mouth pork belly but when you get vegetables at their peak of the season, it’s really hard to go past them.

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Passionfruit cookies

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This recipe was sent to me a couple of days ago courtesy of my lovely sister-in law.  The recipe came from her friend Mel whom I’ve never met but apparently makes divine biscuits.  The email came with the preamble that these were AMAZING and that anyone who tried them demanded the recipe from her.

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Brown butter heirloom carrots with a tangy yoghurt dressing

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For the last eight months or so our Saturdays have been hijacked by house hunting.  At first, it was somewhat exciting, the prospect of looking for a new home that we will one day have a family in (and a walk-in closet) has now become a real drag and a slightly anxiety inducing exercise.

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Doughnuts or Donuts

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Readers, is it Doughnuts or Donuts?

This has always confused me.  Not that I write the word donuts/doughnuts that often that it keeps me up at night, but it is something that I ponder over for a minute or so when I see it written somewhere.  I mean, I understand why it would be called doughnuts given that these morsels of goodness are made from dough, but then did we just get lazy and shorten it to donuts?  is it really that hard to write the extra -ugh?  Is it really going to save precious milliseconds?

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Chermoula snapper with a bedazzled cous cous

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Hands up in Melbourne if you are totally sick of our bipolar weather.  This morning it was balmy and a touch humid and now…well let’s say I’m sitting here typing this still with my coat on looking out onto a depressing grey sky, trees swaying back and forth with the wind…sucks balls.

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Kohlrabi, fennel and apple slaw

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This year has been the year of new vegetable discovery for me.  Before this year, I had never tasted kale, celeriac or kohlrabi…I’m sure you serious foodies are like shock horror! but I bet there are many of you out there who haven’t either and I don’t blame you, they’re ugly little buggers.

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