Bread Ahead Easter baking class

Easter may be over but does that really mean it’s the end of Hot Cross Bun indulging? I say no. Really when you break it down a Hot Cross Bun is just a fruit bun with an embellishment on the top. Remove the religious significance, ignore social judgement and enjoy that bun year long. Better yet, make your own! Over the long Easter weekend I attended an Easter baking class held by my favourite bakery […]

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Game Changer Pesto Recipe

Easter is a hop, skip and jump away so it’s time to get cooking! I’ll be taste testing all the Hot Cross Buns London has to offer (OK some) and letting you know which ones you simply must try. In fact, I’m such a Hot Cross Bun fanatic that I’ll be attending an Easter cooking class by London bakery Bread Ahead to perfect my bun making skills. The only association I can make between the […]

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Dealing with Depression

I have been dealing with depression and chronic pain for around 10 years now. I’ve been reluctant to write about this as it’s a bit of a taboo subject. But it shouldn’t be, globally more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression. We need to talk about it more and encourage others to seek help. As a child I was very social, played a lot of different sports and was always full […]

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Taste testing weird British foods

After my round-up of weird Australian foods I think it’s only fair I give some weird British foods a go. Over the past month I’ve been taste testing all the British foods that I’m slightly confused and intrigued by. Don’t be hurt by my opinion, if you love mushy peas, that’s great, you do you. Remember: “We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no […]

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Citrus Tart Recipe (Paleo)

Autumn is well and truly here in London. Scarfs and beanies are being taken out of storage, umbrellas are making a daily appearance and the leaves are gathering in clusters on the streets. But I’m not transitioning to a soup and porridge diet until the last rays of spring disappear for good. So, to say goodbye to Spring, I’m sharing a citrus tart recipe with you. I love citrus desserts, there’s something so satisfying about […]

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Top 5 Weirdest Australian Snacks

Since moving to London I’ve realized we eat some pretty weird stuff in Australia. Apparently I’ve been living a sheltered life where everyone frequently consumes Twisties, Fairy Bread, Cherry Ripes, Bubble O Bills and Lamingtons. If you’re enthusiastically nodding your head right now, you’re Australian. If you think I just listed different species of birds you’re definitely not Australian and you’re about to be enlightened. These foods are magically weird. Vegemite doesn’t make the list […]

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Pesto Chicken Sandwich

Summer is finally on it’s way and I’m ready to soak up the sun rays. This is the prime picnicking season so why not whip up a pesto chicken sandwich to enjoy in the sun? This recipe is quick and easy to make but the key to making it standout is using quality produce. I popped in dried tomatoes to avoid the dreaded soggy sandwich but feel free to go wild with fresh tomatoes if […]

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Chocolate Hot Cross Bun Recipe

Easter is just around the corner! For some it may mean enjoying a long weekend and for others it may mean a little bit more. Either way, Easter can’t be enjoyed without hot cross buns. Sure, I understand why people may shun the bun loaded with sultanas so I’m doing you a favour and replacing the misunderstood dried fruit with chocolate. We all remember that dreaded moment as a child when you eagerly took a […]

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