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  • Bdaypress

    It’s My Birthday!

    It’s my birthday and I’m having the loveliest of days. It started with cake and scented roses fresh from the garden in bed from my dearest hubby . A beautiful handmade necklace from the very talented friend Leigh. A parcel of perfectly chosen and beautifully wrapped goodies from my […]

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    Allow Yourself to Be an Amateur

    In this world of success, and experts… of people looking for their big break, of five steps to stardom and instant celebrity… of Pinterest perfection and Instagram insanity… amateur is a dirty word. We all want to go pro. To prove our expertise. And in […]

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  • Strawberry Spiral

    Strawberry Spirals

    Whisking fresh strawberry gelato, the whirring beaters twirl, turning ice crystals to smoothness. Round and round, spiralling. The taste of perfumed sweetness in my mouth. These fruits of love have been with me a lifetime. Since toddling days, when I had a reputation as being […]

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  • Cherry Blossom Cakes

    Joy Pockets

    Goodness it’s been a long time since I’ve shared my little pockets of joy. Here there are: Our cherry blossom picnic – a highlight of my year every year. Family and friends gathered and my sister shared her new instrument, a gubal – my new […]

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    Revolutionary Eating

    There are THINGS in my kitchen. Things I am not sure about cooking with… or even pronouncing for that matter. That I am having to learn how to use: Teff flour. Xanthan gum. Xylitol. Quinoa flakes. Stevia. Tapioca flour. And those little seeds that soak […]

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    Pass the Cake

    Those who know me know my passion for baking… and eating cake. It is no mistake that I earned the soubriquet “The Queen of Puddings” from a good friend… and even started a baking blog of the same name! But now cake is unfortunately the […]

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  • Those infamous words: let’s make a gingerbread house

    We are totally addicted to Masterchef in this house – a TV cooking show where the contestants are pushed to the limits of endurance, before having their dishes picked apart by the odd couple of Michel Roux Jr, and Fat-Boy-who-the-fuck-is-he-anyway-Greg-Wallace. But I always say, that […]

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  • Pin-tastic creative ideas

    Welcome to the July 2012 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Family CreationsThis post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared crafts, recipes, and philosophies of creativity. Please read […]

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  • Layer Cake

    Life for me as a mother is like a layer cake: I just can’t jam it all in my mouth in one go. I can’t savour its wholeness, the harmony of its completeness, the careful balance of the textures and flavours. I get all of one, […]

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  • Royal-tea Party

    So today was the day when my British passport holding half of my split personality got to wave its Union Jack in mock delight. The Pink House hosted a very, very tongue in cheek Royal Wedding party, a royal-tea party… geddit?! The Queen of Puddings […]

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