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Baking – The Very Best Scones

It still feels like Winter here in Melbourne – it’s currently pouring with rain and windy as I write this, so when I realised I hadn’t done a baking blog post in a while it was an easy decision to feature these scones, which I first started making a few years ago. I used to always try and do lemonade scones, but I found that no matter which recipe I tried, they never quite cooked all the way through no matter how long I left them in the oven. The centres were always slightly wet and doughy, which is not ideal in a scone. So I hunted around for another recipe and found this one on Taste. The first time I made them I was a convert. They rise beautifully, thanks to the baking powder, which you can’t taste at all – the lemonade in lemonade scones is supposed to be the raising agent, but it just wasn’t rising enough I think – and they’re light and fluffy, while only requiring minimum effort in the kitchen. A win all around!

So if you need something to make you feel cosy while you snuggle under a blanket this week and shake your fists at this lousy “Spring” weather, a batch of these will be perfect! I like to serve them with raspberry jam instead of strawberry because I love the tartness against the whipped cream, but really, any sweet jam will do.

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Outdoor Dining


Despite all the rain here in Melbourne (seriously, dudes), I’m starting to day dream about warm Summer nights where we can relax outside on the back porch and eat dinner as the sun sets and watch our daughter play in the backyard. Before we moved last year, we only had a very small courtyard space… Continue reading ->

Baking – Italian Frappe


If you’ve ever been inside an Italian bakery, chances are you’ve seen and maybe even purchased crostoli. Well, let me introduce you to frappe, crostoli’s far, far superior sibling. Growing up with an Italian grandmother meant we were treated to all kinds of delicious savoury Italian meals – pasta and the best damn sauce I’ve… Continue reading ->

Out and About – Melbourne Cafés

Mister and Miss pancakes THUMBNAIL

We’ve been trying to get out a little bit more now that the dust has settled from our house move last year and we’ve managed to achieve a lot of the things on our house to-do list in the past few months. One of the things I’ve been enjoying doing is visiting cafés I hear… Continue reading ->

Dinspo – Lamb, Silverbeet and Chickpea Rice pilaf

Lamb pilaf thumbnail

I bought a new slow cooker cookbook during the week. Australian Women’s Weekly cookbooks are always winners, and this one is a dense tome, with two hundred slow cooker recipes. I was immediately drawn to the lamb section, because there is nothing better than beautifully soft, slow cooked lamb in the Winter months. I was… Continue reading ->