The Sweet Swap 2013 was a food bloggers’ event organised and hosted by Sara from Belly Rumbles and Amanda from Chew Town.

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I was inspired to try and make marshmallows after I had the best marshmallows I had ever eaten at PM24.
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I had been invited to a Christmas in July dinner and wanted to take something Christmassy so decided to bake gingerbread cookies.

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I have never cooked pavlova. It always seemed something that was quite tricky and difficult. I always put it in the too hard basket. The one element that always seemed the hardest was the meringue (one of the main elements!). I think everyone either has or has heard of meringue disasters.

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Cook with grapefruit? I am sure some of you are wondering if this is possible, but I can happily report that it is.

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J and recently had a weekend in Tassie. We try and do this regularly so as to catch up with my parents. Qantas had a sale on, which is always a good excuse to go, and we picked the weekend that coincided with my Dad’s birthday. Flying to Tassie from Melbourne is easy, the car trip from home to the airport can take longer than the flight time. We take-off, get to the required cruising altitude and level out for 10 minutes, before starting the descent into Launceston airport, all of which take 45-60 minutes.
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This post covers some of the more interesting dishes I have cooked in the past two weeks.
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I love a long weekend. Apart from J playing golf on the Monday, we had nothing planned, so it was perfect for relaxing and pottering around the house. And trying out some new recipes!

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I had the urge to bake something a few weekends back and decided to have a crack at scones. I have never made them before.

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