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Rosemary and Orange Shortbread

rosemary and orange biscuit ROSEMARY and ORANGE SHORTBREAD I am a sucker for pretty things, pretty things that taste good, even better, so when I stumbled upon this gorgeous post on Lunch Lady Blog with a simple recipe, put together in cohorts with our very own Elenor Ozich  I had to try it. So here it is, tried and tested in my little kitchen and like all good food processor recipes it is super easy! The Biscuit 1 1/3 cups of flour 2/3
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The Kiwi Kitchen

Fisher & Paykel 20th Anniversary of the DishDrawer THE KIWI KITCHEN All my life the name that has personified the Kiwi Kitchen is Fisher & Paykel.  There is much more choice these days but I have always remained faithful and happy with F&P.  Though, had Olive Paykel not have been flicking the pages of an American Home Journal in the 1930’s and seen the new home appliance, the refrigerator,  this iconic kiwi brand may never had eventuated. Since then Fisher & Paykel have gone from strength to
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Chocolate Brownie Balls

mid afternoon snack CHOCOLATE BROWNIE BALLS I am no great baker, nor, have I decided, do I want to be.  No, that would just be far too tempting and there are enough temptations in life without adding another that ultimately no good is going to come from.  Agree? Okay, then here is the recipe to end all recipes, its a pick me up, a sweet snack sensation without all the fuss and bother and without all the refined sugar; something to
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Comfort Food

Comfort Food COMFORT FOOD There is always a recipe you relate to that feeling of comfort, of contentment and warmth.  A Hygge recipe. This is mine.  I was given it by my Aunt so I don’t know its exact origin, but it quickly became the recipe I pull out when someone is coming for lunch at short notice, or a casual dinner, I’ve handed it out to many friends and family, so I thought it was time I get it in
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Sweet Nothings

bounty bar recipe SWEET NOTHINGS I really wanted to try this Bounty Bar Recipe. I really, really wish I hadn’t! The are so simple to make and totally delicious, and what better way to present them than on a marble tray with some summer roses that are in abundance in My Little House garden just at the moment Tempted? 2/3 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk 3 Cups Coconut 1/2 Cup Icing Sugar 250g Bar Chocolate  Mix together until sticky enough to form
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Coffee vs Tea

Lifestyle | The Great Debate THE GREAT DEBATE What side of the fence are you on? I keep hearing how tea is the new coffee and I have to say I enjoy a cup or two a day. But coffee, well I cant seem to give it up.  Is it the addictive properties or all those lovely antioxidants, or is it merely a habit? I have learnt of late that tea contains L-Theanine which is said to help relieve stress by inducing a relaxing
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Styling 101 | Kitchens

Interior Styling | Kitchen STYLING 101 | KITCHENS I would love to be the owner of a home with 3.6m high ceilings, great feature windows with even greater architraves and original wooden flooring, but I’m not. We bought a tiny cottage and added (on a budget), added again (thankfully on a higher budget), but it’s still a fairly standard home, there are times when armed with my camera I wish it was bigger (or I was smaller) or that those windows weren’t
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A Quiet Night in

Styling | Cheese Platter A QUIET NIGHT IN For me, there is nothing better than returning home after a busy day and not having to go out again.  Yes I am a homebody; a quiet night in with some wine, some cheese and family in my little house, is as appealing as champagne on a yacht! And so this gorgeous concrete platter from Fume, with a little halloumi, a pile of homemade Paleo crackers and of course a little coffee table styling makes for
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Checkerboard Floors

CHECKERBOARD FLOORS Who remembers checkerboard floors? Originally dating back to the 1500s they became popular in the 1930s when lino was beginning to take over other flooring options for kitchens, then the 50’s, responsible for what we call retro today, and again the 90s heralded a bit of a resurgence of this classic black and white design. They always command respect and make you take notice, almost masculine in design they must have challenged the perception of who should
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Creme and Caramel with a hint of Copper

peanut butter balls CREME AND CARAMEL WITH A HINT OF COPPER Inevitably the seasons change and as they do they bring with them new colours and feelings.  When Summer leaves, its cool whites and bright primary colours give way to the beige, caramel, russets and coppers of Autumn. Next comes Winter with its cool greys and blacks, darkest of greens and moody blues with rich golds sometimes making a surprise appearance in the mix.  Spring then follows with is buttery yellows and pastels; minty
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