“Peace, joy & a time of noël – that’s what I’m wishing for this Christmas…” said I, my voice trailing off as I thought of all those who’d be lacking in one, if not all three, at this time of year.
“That’s not very helpful” replied Koji, just a little shortly.
He always gets more than a little flustered around this time of year as the frenzy of shopping and buying and wrapping and receipt saving commences.
“Well, perhaps some nice earrings then?” said I, in an attempt to mollify the Grinch.
“How about some coal?”
…continue reading decorated irish coffee cut-out cookies
We put up our Christmas tree today, much to the ire of Koji who tossed a half-confused, half-annoyed “It’s still November!” in my direction after I sent him a picture complete with an exclamation mark filled caption.
(He’s right, of course, but Thanksgiving is tomorrow, there’s less than five weeks left til C-Day and I’ve already done half my shopping and am sick of keeping it stuffed in the back of my wardrobe. So there.)
Also, I’d gotten a little season-happy a week or so back and started my Christmas baking.
…continue reading christmas bauble macaron
I made these macs in September.
The beginning of September.
In time for Father’s Day.
But somehow, as tends to happen in situations where you think you’re just about at a point where life has calmed itself right down to a manageable state of affairs, I lost the plot, flew in and out of Melbourne two or three times (with another trip happening next week!), helped to move the family business from a location we’ve held for the last 12 years into a new commercial space and decided to open my own branch of said business. (Not in that order).
And so the macaron were delayed.
…continue reading orange & toasted coconut macaron
It’s undeniable, the sudden cascade of chocolate themed recipes that have been appearing on this blog of late (and even moreso when I tell you that there are not one but two (ok, three) more such recipes to be posted in the near future).
Well, “sudden” if you consider that I’m not generally a chocolate eater.
And “cascade” if you consider that the last non-guest chocolate-centric post was in January (and that the one before that was in March 2011).
…continue reading my ultimate double choc cookies
I am so thrilled to be introducing my very first guest-poster, Anna from the littlest anchovy!
I fell in love with Anna’s blog way back last year when I spotted a recipe for whiskey and pumpernickel ice-cream and fell head over heels again when I saw her more recent adventures. The girl made her own bacon. Own. Bacon. Ah!
She’s pulled together a gorgeous recipe for some seriously decadent cookies to share with you all, so grab a seat, say hi and show some love!
…continue reading guest post: the littlest anchovy!