Back to basics with plain old blueberry pancakes, but sometimes going back to basics is good for the soul.Read More
Another peach recipe! This one is my favourite though, a buttery and light peach curd, perfect for cakes and cookie fillings.Read More
I am a daughter of the 90's and a child of books. I spent much of my formative years with a voracious appetite for the written word, nose buried in a book and a head full of universes that I yearned to be a part of. Like many kids my age one such universe that was all consuming was the wizarding world of Harry Potter - I daydreamed about the arrival of my Hogwarts acceptance letter and felt genuine sadness when it hit me that it may never arrive. I am still partially convinced my owl ended up getting lost or shot by some over enthusiastic farmer.
Every Christmas I still retreat back into this world with a block of chocolate, a handful of sherbert lemons and a cup of tea. I derive such comfort from it all so it was no one's surprise when I took myself off to the Warner Bros Studio Tour in London on my recent trip to the UK. As a Harry Potter fan there are few things on Earth more amazing and immersive than a day spent exploring the filming site for all 8 movies in the Harry Potter franchise.
There are sets and props, costumes, broomstick rides, a chance to sample a glass or five of butterbeer and an insane gift shop which will empty out your bank account faster than you can say "take my monies!!". Read on for tips and important information to know about the tour and a shit ton of photos - spoilers abound!Read More
After a week of frustration I have thrown myself into butter and flour and the meditative process of making pastry and come out the other side with a caramel soaked peach tarte tatin.Read More
Brown butter blondies stuffed with chunks of peaches and white chocolate to chase away the bad jujubeesRead More
Summer jam made with vanilla and fresh white peaches from the garden.Read More
Chicken drumsticks cooked in a sweet and spicy Sriracha marinade for a delicious mid afternoon snack. Cutlery entirely optionalRead More
Do you remember your first recipe? The first thing you were able to cook without someone hovering over you to make sure you didn't burn down the kitchen? My first recipe came from my 2nd grade teacher - a handsome man who taught me about baking, how to make paper from old newspapers and how to do my 8 x multiplication tables. The recipe he gave me was for ANZAC biscuits but the base recipe is so buttery and sweet I use it for many cookie recipes, like these chunky raisin and oaty cookiesRead More
Another travel post today chaps! Here is a small collection of photos of the street art that now fills the empty spaces left by buildings that were devastated by earthquakes.Read More