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Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate!

Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate!

Have you ever seen a cocoa tree? Or even a cocoa pod? Or followed the pod all the way to when it becomes a chocolate bar? Neither had I. Chocolate is said to be the food of the gods and I can understand why. So a few weeks ago we took a drive a couple of hours north...
Come with me to the North Queensland Farmers Markets

Come with me to the North Queensland Farmers Markets

The last of the season figs. We bought them all! Saturday morning, up bright and early to travel the hour and a half to the site of the North Queensland Farmers Markets. Located at the North Shore in Townsville, farmers from all corners of North Queensland gather...
“Very Nice” Avocado Dip

“Very Nice” Avocado Dip

Planning major renovations to a house involves many hours of decision making. Choosing materials, style, which wall should go, which shouldn’t. You know, that sort of thing. When we renovated our house 12 years ago it was a little different. All the renovations...
An Award!

An Award!

I was surprised and thrilled to recently receive the Liebster blog award from my friend Anuja at “simple baking”. Anjua didn’t specify rules for this award or it’s meaning so I did a bit of research and this is what I came up with. Liebster is...
Nigella’s Churros with Chocolate Dipping Sauce

Nigella’s Churros with Chocolate Dipping Sauce

The most recent addition to my cookbook collection is Nigella Lawson’s “Kitchen”. As I skimmed through it I knew I would be trying out her Churros with chocolate dipping sauce recipe as soon as possible. I liked her recipe because...