4/28/2017

Anzac Biscuits.


ANZAC Biscuit Recipe


I make Anzac Biscuits every year on Anzac Day (26th April – Last Tuesday!) and so I thought I'd share my recipe. Anzac Day is celebrated by Australians and New Zealanders in order to remember those who died in service. These biscuits have an interesting (and also heavily contested) history. It is thought that they were the biscuit of choice to send in care packages to soldiers during WW2 due to their long shelf life. 

They are lovely sweet biscuit (egg free!) made from oats and golden syrup. Perfect for a snack or dunking into your cup of tea. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do! 

4/23/2017

Why I Never Follow The Recipe.


Why I Never Follow the Recipe

So, what is the point of at recipe? A recipe is a teaching tool, a guide, a point of departure. You have to follow it exactly the first time you make the dish. But as you make it again and again, you will change it, you will massage it to fit your own taste, your own sense of aesthetic’. 

Wise words from Jacque Pepin (author of La Techniques)! I wholeheartedly agree with his thoughts but my attitude towards following a recipe is not nearly as noble. I could say that my inability to follow a recipe stems from a desire to make the dish fit my own interpretations and tastes but it all really boils down to fact that when it comes to making new dishes I am incredibly impulsive. 


4/02/2017

Thoughts You Have When Picking Paint Colours.

Thoughts you have whn picking paint colours.


Over the last couple of weeks I have been furiously painting our new house in order for it to be ready for the new year. As I am a first time home owner/painter/DIY-er the whole process has been an experience!


1/03/2017

101 in 1001 Recap.


101 in 1001 Recap

My relationship with New Years resolutions have always been tense. I'd pick a single goal and work towards it with the best of intentions but then life would always get in way. I'd lose my commitment to that goal in favour of new ones or I'd get off track with the inevitable distractions of work, home, friends and relationships. Late 2015, I found the Day Zero Project a new way to motivate myself and I created a 101 Things in 1001 Days List. Creating this list has allowed me to keep track of several goals and it also relieves the pressure of trying to achieve everything in a single year. This works far better me than trying to achieve a single New Years resolution.

Maybe you'd like to give it a go?

I thought I'd do a brief recap of how I went with my list in 2016. While I didn't really blog about what I had achieved during the year (or about anything at all really...), I did manage to tick off quite a few things off.