Vintage Apple and Cinnamon Tea Cake

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Sometime around 1950, someone by the name of Wynwode Reid edited, compiled, and tested 100 recipes in a book called Cakes, Scones and Biscuits. The aforementioned recipes were approved by Sarah Dunne, then the Cookery Expert to the Melbourne Herald. Their first recipe was for a Delicate Lemon Cake, and sometime in 2014, Stacey Roberts (expert in … [Read more...]

Kid Food: Mini Yogurt Pancakes

Mini Yogurt Pancakes :: The Veggie Mama

Ever since the kids were born, I've found it hard to make pancake-sized pancakes. The girls were so little, and had tiny mouths, it seemed more useful to make them more like silver-dollar pancakes than anything else. Smaller than pikelets even (although every time I make them, most people are like "what's a pikelet?"). I really enjoy tiny food … [Read more...]

Three-Cheese Scrolls

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I got a bit overexcited when I received a breadmaker as a Christmas gift. While I still haven't nailed a good loaf of bread in it, I have been totally putting it through its paces kneading endless amounts of dough for me. We've been making pizza on the regular, and these scrolls too. I've taken them to meetings when it's my turn to bring a plate, … [Read more...]

Tea with me! #VMteaoftheday

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hello there, fellow tea nerds! I thought it would be cool to have a little collaboration - much like Chantelle's Photo A Day, or Nikki's Everyday Style, only with tea! If you're sipping a cup, why not snap a picture and add the hashtag #VMteaoftheday? That's what I'll be doing (on Instagram, mostly). And we can chat and share our loopy tea love … [Read more...]

Little lemon cakes and some wholefood rebellion

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Did you ever get made fun of in the playground for what was in your lunchbox? I did. We were pretty poor, so I didn't get anything exciting... ever. Peanut butter sandwich and two biscuits, or a no-frills muesli bar. Frozen cordial occasionally in my water bottle. Sometimes $2 for the tuckshop. I remember very clearly one day pulling a Flake … [Read more...]

Banana strawberry muffins

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Hot damn do I love a muffin! Not the cakey ones, the muffiny ones (you know what I mean, right?). They're so handy for using up ripe bananas, and so portable. They're also pretty hard to screw up, and easy to make with the kids. I change it up all the time, and seeing as we had a glut of strawberries this year (I really don't like the word glut, … [Read more...]

Savory scones

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How much fun are scones! I love them. Truth be told, it took me a long time to come around to savory scones (what's a scone without jam and lashings of whipped cream, ffs?!), but once I did, I didn't look back. Nowadays when I see my dill is getting a bit out of hand, or the chives begin to fold over on themselves, I know it's time for some cheese … [Read more...]