Playground With a View and Canberra Sunsets

A while ago now, we walked up to a hillside playground nearby where we live, so that Key could take some sunset photos. You can see one of them in this post. We enjoyed the afternoon walk in the crisp Canberra Autumn so much, that a few weeks later we climbed a steep hill that we driv
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Lighter Pad Thai with Konjac Noodles – My Kitchen Collections

It’s Kitchen Collections time! You can see the other posts in this series here. My most extensive kitchen collection is my collection of what I refer to as my ‘little bowls’. This is probably the kitchen collection that I have been treasuring for the longest amount o
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Cherry Tomato Salad with Bocconcini and Basil

This cherry tomato salad is so basic, that it feels a bit dumb to give you a recipe for it. However, it is so simple and so damn tasty, that I couldn’t resist telling you about it. I ended up only using half of this amount for the recipe as in, I used 2 punnets of tomatoes and 1 tub o
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Happy Blog Birthday and Sharing the Love

Surprise! A sneaky Saturday post because today is my blog birthday. One year ago I made my first post on here! I was going to celebrate by doing something self serving (albeit enjoyable) like a macaron review and then I remembered that I can’t find a job and therefore there is n
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Yuzu Cocktail with Vodka and Mint – My Kitchen Collections

Welcome to instalment number two of ‘does Taryn really need to collect all of this stuff’ also known as my new series – My Kitchen Collections. You can see my mortar and pestle collection here. This week I’m showing you my collection of ‘limited’ or
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Zumbo Packaged Macarons – A Review, Plus Some Funny Fail Pics

If you didn’t know already, I am an absolute macaron-nerd. I love those little textural biscuits that are sandwiched with delicious fillings, but I am terrified of making them myself. They are very technical and damn hard to get right. I recently let you know that Key had bought
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Vietnamese Pork Rolls with Pickle and Aioli – aka Banh Mi

This is not a new recipe. It is in fact, the exact same recipe that I have posted on here before. These Vietnamese Pork Rolls, or banh mi, are so damn good. I would title this post ‘crack sandwiches,’ but I don’t want to give anyone the wrong idea haha. I make these Pork Rolls every f
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Photo an Hour a Day

Something different today. A few weeks back, I set myself the challenge to photo each hour in a day. Ok, it wasn’t really that challenging, but it was a good exercise to help me practice my photography skills using my camera phone. Ever since I’ve been using the DSLR, I
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Spiced Apple Bundt Cake with Crème Fraiche Icing

This week worked out to be Key’s family’s week on the blog, as both the Beef Rendang from yesterday and this Spiced Apple Bundt Cake, were part of the meal that we made for them when they came over for dinner a few weeks back. I based this cake on Cozy Apron’s Apple
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