Using flowers in food.

Rose So beautiful to look at, and delicious… to eat? Ha! Roses offer a delicate flavour, which is complimented well by other light flavours such as vanilla or almond. Rose can muddy very easily, so it is best to infuse the petals in a syrup or sugar instead of adding them to cooking directly. For…

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Morning routine

I’ve decided to do something a little different today. I’ve painted! Some of you may know that I am an amateur water-colourist. I like messing about with water and colour in my spare time. I’m usually into making abstract things where the colour and textures take centre stage – because I can’t draw! Today though…

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Cheaters caramel chocolate bars.

  Maybe you don’t have time to make a fancy caramel because you would rather be doing something else! That’s totally fine. Maybe you have run out of christmas gift ideas for people you vaguely know. With that in mind I have the perfect treat. Chocolate caramel bars. Yum.     Now here is the…

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Brie vs. Camembert

Both are cheese. Both are round, mild and creamy. They are usually next to each other at the supermarket or cheese stall. Camembert and Brie both sound Frenchy, and in fact both are French. So… um like what is the difference? Honestly, previous to researching this post I could not tell them apart on a…

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Making peppermint marshmallows

I love baking, but I’ve always held off from making serious deserts. If it requires a special mold, liquid nitrogen or a thermometer – then I’m out ( I think a lot of us feel this way? And in truth baking is normally more about eating delicious food than cooking it for me).   Recently…

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Out and About.

Visited the Coromandel this weekend with my favourite person. I love being outside, wandering, exploring, drinking endless cups of coffee from a camp stove. Reading and walking (& swimming – but not yet!). We camped in the most beautiful spot. I am a diehard DOC (department of conservation) fan. Their campsites are usually magical, secluded…

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