Citrus Poppy Seed Cake {vegan, gf}

Lemon Poppy seed Almond Cake {vegan, gf}

Vegan Cake Nirvana. I’ve reached it. I seriously thought my quest for the perfect citrus poppy seed cake was to be a never ending one. The key to success was so elusive, it was driving me mad. I caved at various points along the way, sharing a recipe that was ‘almost’ the one… There are…

Garlic Za’atar Irish Soda Bread {vegan, GF}

Garlic Za’atar Irish Soda Bread {vegan, GF}

Ah, the smell of fresh, home baked bread! Is there anything quite like it? That irresistible scent wafting through the air, filling the nostrils with warmth and causing the mouth to drool in anticipation of a thick slice or two, smeared with peanut butter and jam. The memories tumble together of a time long past……

Lemon Curd Frozen Yoghurt {vegan, GF}

Lemon Curd Frozen Yoghurt {vegan, GF}

Who knew there were so many ways to enjoy lemon curd? Aside from the obvious – slathering it on toast… or eating it by the spoonful… there was that Lemon Lamington Layer Cake, and now this – Lemon Curd Frozen Yoghurt. I have yet another recipe up my sleeve, but will leave that until winter…

Lemon Lamington Layer Cake {vegan, GF}

Lemon Lamington Layer Cake {vegan, GF}

This all came about because I was trying to think of desserts that would be suitable for my father-in-law’s birthday party. His birthday is the same date as a rather controversial public holiday. Traditionally, if one is meeting with friends and family for a meal on January 26th, you would serve lamingtons or pavlova for…

vegan mushroom walnut pasties

Mini Mushroom & Walnut Pasties {vegan}

Ah, it’s good to be back! I have missed spending time in this creative space, but blogging is the first thing to go when life gets crazy! A couple months back, once my son started school, I began selling cakes at a weekly market, and life suddenly got very full. It’s been a huge learning…

Salted Tahini Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

Salted Tahini Caramel Rice Krispie Treats {vegan, gf}

Do you eat when you’re tired? Sometimes the body says, “give me energy” and instead of resting, we stuff calories into our mouths. Make sense, but only if you’re not listening. My calorific snack of choice is peanut butter, straight from the jar. Four years ago, when I was in the first trimester of pregnancy,…

Frosted Black Forest Brownies Vegan Gluten Free

Frosted Black Forest Brownies {vegan, gf}

Ah, New Year’s Eve! A time to reflect on the year just gone, and make goals and resolutions for the year to come. A time to clean up your diet and replace sweets with salad… maybe?! Maybe for someone else, that is! I’m not a great one for resolutions. I recognise the value of making…

Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Vegan Gluten-free

Blueberry, Lemon & Poppy Seed Muffins {vegan, gf}

I am in no way inclined to move. Only my fingers move as they type these words. Only my eyes move as they read them. Aside from these, my body is stationary. Just how I like it. The thought of blogging these blueberry, lemon and poppy seed muffins got me out of bed this morning,…

White Chocolate, Cranberry and Pistachio Cookies

White Chocolate, Cranberry & Pistachio Cookies

The Journey of The Magi T.S. Eliot, 1888 – 1965 A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter.’ And the camels galled, sorefooted, refractory, Lying down in the melting…

Popcorn Rocky Road

Popcorn Rocky Road

‘Pathological consumption has become so normalised that we scarcely notice it.’ ‘There’s nothing they need, nothing they don’t own already, nothing they even want. So you buy them a solar-powered waving queen; a belly button brush; a silver-plated ice cream tub holder; a “hilarious” inflatable zimmer frame; a confection of plastic and electronics called Terry…