Banana and Blueberry Cake with Honey Pistachio Glaze

A girlfriend recently forwarded a Karen Martini cake recipe to me after I posted my halva sweet recipe. The cake called for halva to be sprinkled on top. Karen Martini is an Australian chef who creates wonderful Greek, Italian and Middle Eastern inspired recipes.  The cake also included rhubarb, but I’m not too fond of this ingredient….

First Birthday Cake – giraffe cake topper

My youngest has just turned one! She’s a real cutie (if I say so myself) and I’ve loved every minute of her first year in the world (though I won’t miss the sleeplessness of the first few months). It’s been such a delight to watch her develop and explore the world around her, so I…

The Frozen Party to end all Frozen Parties

My daughter has just turned four and has a teeny tiny obsession with the movie Frozen…OK I may be underestimating that just a bit…she’s seriously obsessed. I’m not usually into the whole princess Disney thing, but I can endure this movie as it is about the love between two sisters and not some stupid Prince Charming…

Dark Chocolate Coated Coconut Bites

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful father’s out there (even if you don’t celebrate Father’s Day today). Father’s Day in our house is rather a low key affair. My husband usually gets given socks and jocks (which admittedly he always needs); he gets to pick the meal menu (we’re starting with a traditional fry…

Wildflower Season – spring has finally sprung!

Last Sunday I managed to escape the house and go for a walk in my local reserve to learn about biodiversity in my area and to see the wondrous native flowers in full bloom now that spring has finally sprung! It feels like winter went on forever this year. The bush reserve is only ten…