Beef Rendang – My Kitchen Collections

I have a problem. I like to collect things, things that I don’t really need, or, items that I don’t need vast quantities of. I may have gotten part of it from my mum. After all, this very blog is named after her wooden spoon collection. Today, I’m starting a new seri
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In My Kitchen – May

Welcome to my first In The Kitchen post! Every month I read Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial’s IMK post and I tell myself that I should join in. Well no more procrastination and shyness…I now plan to join in and contribute my own In My Kitchen post each month. If you wo
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Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget
Sunset in Canberra, taken by Key. ♦ They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. Lest we forget We will remember them Laurence Binyon            
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Pumpkin Soup with Caramelised Onions

This time of year in Canberra is perfect pumpkin soup weather. Autumn is my favourite season and Canberra really knows how to showcase it. The leaves are all golden and crunchy underfoot and the mornings are foggy and crisp while the days are cooler, but still warming if you can find
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Frangipane Tart with Pedro Ximénez Dates

One of the things that I missed the most about living away from home, was being able to see our parents regularly. In the last few weeks as we’ve been settling into our our new home, we have been lucky enough to have had both my parents and then Key’s family over for dinne
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T and E Asian Grocer Fyshwick – Asian Grocers in Canberra (Part 2)

A few weeks back, I showed you a mini haul that I picked up at some Asian grocers around Canberra. I called that post ‘part 1’ as I fully intend to visit more of these grocers to review for you. So today, here is part 2. I visited T and E Asian Grocer at the Fyshwick Fresh
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Chocolate and Orange Hot Cross Buns

Happy Easter everyone! Did you know that it is entirely acceptable to eat hot cross buns for breakfast, afternoon tea and dessert during the week of Easter? Jokes aside, I am not a religious person at all, but I do enjoy Easter for many reasons such as the cool crisp mornings, easter
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Salt Crusted Potatoes with Smoky Paprika Butter

Our stuff that was shipped from Singapore was delivered on Friday. Yay! This means we now have everything that we own under one roof for the first time in over a year. Let me tell you, it feels damn good. In related news, I spent most of Sunday unsuccessfully trying to jam two kitchen
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Breakfast Smoothie with Berries, Banana and Chia Seeds

I really like a smoothie for breakfast, especially if I’m in a rush. If I’m going to have a smoothie for breakfast though, I need it to be filling. I don’t want to be hungry at 10am again. Choose your ingredients. Frozen berries, a banana and almond milk in my case.
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