‘Addictive’ Peanut Butter & Choc Chip Cookies

Until this year, the last taste I had of peanut butter was when I was the age of about eight. With the rise of peanut allergies, many schools and workplaces have now banned peanut butter and peanut products outright, and for that reason I’ve not really gotten into the peanut butter fad until recently. My…

Christmas Biscotti

We haven’t had a full house for this long in a while – The Sister, Mum & Dad. And with Mum and Dad home all day doing chores and patching up various parts of the house, what would happen to all the freshly baked cookies and cakes I make on the weekend? That’s right, they…

Orange & Almond Biscotti

Today was the day I submitted my (hopefully) last ever assessment task for my double degree of a Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws. It has been an indescribable experience over these last five years…. At 7am I had a hunchback and stiff neck from sitting in front of my laptop for the…

Chocolate Lace Crisps

You snooze, you lose! Unless you’re a cat and you have unlimited time all day to snooze and do other things that you like. Unfortunately the rest of us are running to a tight schedule. Cooking in-between exams! Some are of the opinion that you should post-pone extracurriculars during exam time but I’m of the firm…

Chocolate Chunk & Raspberry Cookies

You know that feeling. It starts with the slight fidgeting, the inability to concentrate on any one thing. The sigh of frustration for no reason in particular. Then the snappiness starts when someone is being just a little irrational or annoying, then the growing niggling sensation, the craving. The hunger. CHOCOLATE. For us ladies, you…

Raspberry Marshmallow Wagon Wheels

Small, sticky hands. Bright, eager eyes. That oh-so-sweet moment of anticipation and then the glow of satisfaction. Who remembers their favourite childhood sweets? I remember back in my early primary school days, when one of my parents would come to pick me up after swim school, I would always get some form of treat (I…

Jam Drops for Angel Flight

‘How do you possibly have the time to bake all of those things??’ I got asked this question again today at uni by some friends who follow my blog. It’s probably the most common food-related question I get asked, after ‘What are you going to bake next?’ or ‘When are you bringing me some?’ To…

Raspberry Tea & Honey Macarons

I always get excited when I have leftover egg whites in the fridge, and you all know what that means….. macarons! Originally, because I was a bit short on time last week, I was just going to whip up a giant pavlova to farewell my sister before she heads off to the States for a…

Chocolate & Passionfruit Melting Moments

Cooking for me is something I do for the soul; it’s almost a form of therapy for me. I’m not the best baker or home chef out there, that’s for certain, but when I’m stressed, upset, happy or just in need of something to do with my hands, I cook. There’s something about being absorbed…