Finding Inspiration and Simple Salad Recipe

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O.K, I admit it, I’ve been in a creative funk for the last month. I just haven’t felt inspired. Instead of churning out work I wasn’t proud of I decided to take a little break. Having recently moved to Dublin I’ve found myself spending all my energy on job hunting. This has left me feeling a little unenthused when it comes to expressing myself creatively. If you’re in the same boat, not to worry, I’ve […]

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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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Top 5 London Coffee Shops

Hello there, I’m Tara and I’m a coffee addict. There was once a time when I thought enjoying the taste of coffee meant your taste buds were dead. Oh how things have changed. I now hunt down the top coffee shops in every city I visit and feel a cloud of doom descending when I think a day might go by without a coffee. Do I have a problem? It’s debatable. Problem or not, at […]

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Christmas Favourites

Christmas is my favourite time of year. All the baking, decorating and time spent with friends and family always puts me in a good mood. If you’re feeling a little Grinchy this festive season why not check out some of my Christmas favourites below. They’re guaranteed* to make your heart grow three sizes!  Cooking Despite whipping up several batches of my own traditional fruit mince pies I still needed to make this amazing couronne. You […]

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Traditional Fruit Mince Pies

It’s a very special, festive post this week as I will be sharing my family’s fruit mince pie recipe. We’ve been making this recipe for well over 25 years now. It’s the best! Not too sweet, with a thin but crisp pastry and all made from scratch. You may think you don’t like mince pies or that dried fruit isn’t your thing but let me tell you- you’re wrong! Throw those overly sweet, supermarket mince […]

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Dessert Sushi and Gilmore Girls

Many hours of my teenage years were spent watching Gilmore Girls. Some may say this was escapism or procrastination from school work but I argue that I was simply furthering my education. Where else would I learn about the effects of excessive coffee consumption? Not to mention the fact that everyone has a different path in life and it isn’t always an easy one. It’s been 9 years since the last Gilmore Girls series ended […]

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