Week 15 from April 8th to 14th but this post only covers the days in Melbourne before we headed of to Adelaide. 20130408 – a VW Crab, I’ll never look at that logo the same way again 20130408 – Movie time at Federation Square in Melbourne 20130408 – Katja’s first taste of lemon… sour… but she went back for more! 20130408 – Melbourne Trams – they join up and they’ve been running all my life! 20130409 – Katja and Gus playing together #cousins 20130409 – Silly face time with Natalia and MarkRead More →

Yes, it’s an unusual combination in a cake – a moist lemon sponge with a special centre layer of juicy blueberries and topped with tart lemon icing. Perfect for afternoon tea. Don’t ask me about storage – I’ve never had one of these last long enough! The image here is distorted in colour, if I can get one of these cakes to sit still long enough I’ll replace it! Note: I use 20ml tablespoons, 5ml teaspoons and 250ml cups in all of my recipies. Ingredients (serves 6) 125g butter 3/4 cup caster sugar 2 eggs 3 teaspoons grated lemon rind 1 1/2 cups self-raising flourRead More →

This easy to make no-bake slice is perfect for afternoon tea on a bright spring day. Please note: I use a 20ml tablespoon and 250ml measuring cup for all of my recipes. If you are using a 15ml tablespoon, you will need to use 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in the base and 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons of lemon juice in the icing. Makes about 18 pieces (each about 4.5cm by 6cm). Base 80g butter 250g (3/4 cup) sweetened condensed milk 250g Nice biscuits (I use Arnott’s brand when I can get hold of them) 85g (1 cup) desiccated coconut 1Read More →

For dinner this evening I mixed up about 1/2 cup lemon juice, a tablespoon of thyme (although I imagine that rosemary would also work well) and 2 crushed cloves of garlic. I marinated 2 chicken breasts and then cooked them on my George Foreman. Very simple and very yummy.Read More →

This is one of my favourite treats – I just love the crisp buttery shell, the intense tartness of the lemon curd and the soft frothy sweetness of the meringue. Possibly the best ever desert, my mouth waters just thinking about it! I grew up with this recipe of lemon meringue pie, and to me this is what it’s all about. Whenever I order a piece of this scrumptiousness in cafes I am invariably disappointed – I don’t think I’ve ever come across a cafe lemon meringue pie that actually tasted of lemons! So if you are a fan, try out this recipe and tasteRead More →