Banana and Nutella Swirl Muffins

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As much as I love whipping up grand triple-layered cakes and carefully piping buttercream roses, sometimes it’s nice to just bake something easy and comforting. No fancy decorations, no heavy machinery required – just a bowl, a spoon and a mixing hand at the ready. I had a few overripe bananas in the freezer that [...]

Raspberry and Coconut Cupcakes

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I was asked to create some cupcakes for a friend’s 30th that “weren’t too sweet”, and after ignoring her boring request of vanilla (sorry) I knew something featuring berries was the way to go. It also helped that the colour theme for her birthday was pink, so I could colour the icing naturally. Raspberry and [...]

Travel Guide: Swansea and Richmond, Tasmania

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We arise early for our scenic drive to Swansea, about 2 hours and 15mins drive from Port Arthur. Swansea is a small town located halfway between Hobart and Launceston on Tasmania’s east coast and overlooks Freycinet National Park Kate’s Berry Farm Before we arrive in the heart of Swansea, we take a pitt stop at Kate’s Berry [...]

Travel Guide: Port Arthur, Tasmania

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Port Arthur Historic Site Port Arthur is a small town located on the Tasman peninsula steeped in history. Historically as a former convict settlement and more recently as the scene of a devastating massacre. It provides a unique insight into colonial history in Australia and is, in my opinion, an unmissable stop when visiting Tasmania. [...]

Hot Cross Bun Cupcakes

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I LOVE Hot Cross Buns, it’s definitely one of the highlights of Easter for me. And I’m not one of those Hot Cross Bun purists either – choc chip, caramel, dried fruit, it’s all good to me! I was in Woolworths recently and noticed they had produced a Sticky Date & Caramel Hot Cross Bun. [...]

Easter Baking Inspiration

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I think Easter has to be one of my favourite holidays – an excuse to eat lots of chocolate, laze about the house (as it always seems to rain) and bake up a storm! I’ve been brainstorming  a few fun ideas for Easter-themed recipes and I can’t wait to give them a try and show [...]