Chocolate olive oil cake by Nigella Lawson

This is my go-to dessert when we have guests over, or I’ve been asked to provide dessert. It’s easy to make and usually takes about 20 minutes to put together, and 40 minutes in the oven. It’s dairy free with a pudding-like consistency, and not too sweet either. Perfect with a dollop of yogurt or […]

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A cold and rainy Monday morning

I found this in my iPhone Notes, written on 3 April 2017. It’s Monday morning after a beautiful, relaxing weekend filled with brunches, tea, reading and writing. Daylight savings finished yesterday, so I wake up an hour earlier with time to lie in bed, meditate and get ready slowly. But I haven’t eaten breakfast yet, […]

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How to make curried sausages

This is a variation of a recipe passed to me from my mother-in-law (which was passed to her by her mother-in-law) using ingredients I generally have on hand. I first tried this delicious dish at my in-laws’ home about 7 years ago. For me, it’s an Australian version of a curry without too much spice […]

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Memories from 2012 and 2013 on Instagram

I accidentally took a trip down memory lane while scrolling through my Instagram feed to find the first photo I ever posted. It was 2012 and I had just moved back to Sydney after living in Hong Kong for two years. I was single, and renting a tiny studio apartment in North Sydney. I had […]

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A day trip to Kurrajong

One Sunday in spring, my hubby, mum-in-law and I took a little trip to Kurrajong, which is a small town just outside of Sydney, near the Blue Mountains. We drove through the countryside, ate delicious, fresh food at cafes, shopped at cute, little boutiques and wandered around a musty, old antique store that I’m convinced […]

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