sweet thing – treats to make your loved one smile

I know I said I don’t jump on the Valentine’s Day bandwagon but I remembered when I was in school my mum would buy one of those love heart chocolates to put in my lunch box on Valentine’s Day – and it is nice to get a little treat from your loved one from time to…

beetlebum #2 – chocolate + beetroot muffins

These muffins are the moistest muffins you will ever have! I love the earthy – but sweetish – taste of the beetroot too – a great substitute for sugar here. If you don’t want a slight pink tinge on your fingertips for a little bit, wear gloves when you grate the beets! I made these…

oh! you pretty things

These lemon curd and meringue cupcakes are absolutely gorgeous. They can be made with or without (without can be frozen) the meringue. Both are equally as good as you can see in the pictures below. When you bite into one with meringue it does feel like you are inhaling a cloud – it is a very nice…

learnalilgivinalemon

This recipe is perfect with lemon curd and meringue cupcakes (see cupcakes or entertaining). However, the lemon curd and meringue cupcakes do not use all 600g of the curd. I am going to use the leftover to make lemon curd tartlets. The recipe quantities and general steps are from Neil Perry’s Rockpool. lemon curd Makes 600g…

beetlebum

We had some beetroot (planted late) in the garden that needed to be used so that we can plant out for Summer crops. So I remembered this recipe I used to cook a lot when I was in uni. It’s from the Stephanie Alexander Garden Companion. I use more beetroot than her – it makes…