The Friday List on Monday


I'm so sorry about this three-day-late Friday List! It's been a ridiculous couple of days, actually, couple of weeks for us here.

Orange's regional food festival F.O.O.D Week wrapped up on the weekend; there was the launch of my book (available here!) and the whole end of school term/Easter bonnet parade/sports carnival thing... all up I just dropped the ball on anything computer-related.

So yes. I'm a few days late with the Friday List, but last night did enjoy spending a quiet hour or so catching up with some of my favourite blogs and websites and plotting what to cook these holidays and coming Easter long weekend. Here are some favourites so far...

Now that  F.O.O.D Week is now over, I am feeling the need to get back into the kitchen and get baking again. Starting with these Swedish chocolate cakes or perhaps these black sesame macarons with a 'nutter butter filling'. And definitely a baked almond pancake with strawberries and citrus.

Very keen to make Karen Martini's slow-baked lamb with garam masala for Easter Sunday (does anyone slow cook a lamb like Karen?!).

Kidspot has released the most fantastic Easter flipbook full of easy and cute Easter recipes and crafts. Plus my very easy/low fi bunny pikelets (pictured above!).

'Soft and sweet buttermilk honey bread'? You had me at hello.

It's a very good thing for my bank account that this unbelievably beautiful store is located on the other side of the world. Holy moly. So stunning.

Sunday Collector's Easter craft looks good and easy enough to try this week...

Salted cocoa nutella cupcakes? I think so.

I can't get over the gorgeousness that is Babes in Boyland. Particularly this post...Fika anyone?

Flowers and their loved ones...hello eye candy.

I really enjoyed this little chat between one of my all time favourite food heroes, Ruth aka Gourmet Girlfriend and the always lovely Wholehearted Journal

Armchair travel - and off we go to Peru's Chinchero market. Stunning photography by Olivia Rae James.

Petals over Costa Rica - these images are so beautiful.


  1. Such beautiful photos! I must get some fresh flowers now!

  2. I love those flowers. Yes I do a slow cooked lamb, but a Greek version involving lemon juice, olive oil, lots of garlic and oregano. I bake it in a slow oven for about 4 1/2 hours. Start with the leg upside down, turn over half way through and baste with juices. Cover it with foil for the whole time, except for the last 15 minutes to brown it off a little. I'm told its divine, but I'm a vegetarian...makes the whole house smell amazing though!!

  3. Oh Karen is the best at slow cooking a lamb! She is my cooking idol! If only I can be like Karen one day!


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