With Christmas only one week away, I am sure you are seeing many of the following categories of people:
- People with different accents – visitors, family, friends, globally congregating to spend the festival with their loved ones
- Street Santas – Be they for charity or hired for photos, Santas are everything (though the Scottish accent is not always in place :P)
- The Runners – People literally marathon-ing it through the shops, trying to find last minute presents for people they forgot or for those who have just gotten off work for the holidays
- Christmas Carollers – Though not so common in Australia, I am sure other places are seeing a flurry of warmly dressed, candle holding bunch singing Silent Night, acapella style 🙂
Can you not feel the Christmas spirit in the air? 🙂 – And with only a week to go, next post (if my jet lag has not stopped me from baking) will mean one very Christmassy recipe!
Where am I right now (or where will I be when this post is published?) – I am dancing in grass skirts, flowers in my hair and a big piece of pineapple in my mouth – yep, through my super subtle clues you guessed it – Hawaii! 🙂
While I bathe under the golden sun, feel free to try this recipe I am sharing with you wonderful people – one of my most popular christmas presents when I made it, it is just gorgeous 😀
And it is super simple too!
Well. Here we are. Two days after Valentines Day. The day filled with romance, roses and red stuff. Because you know. Valentines Day.
The day one gets so mushy and gushy (rhyme that with mushy for my sake :P), seeing couples (old, young, in that ‘middle zone’ where they can’t decide) holding hands and walking in rhythm… sigh… what a romantic day.
The day that TV shows nothing but cartoons glowing red and giving their other half a kiss on the cheek with their hearts literally beating out of their chest, as if it would rip it apart.
Yeah, Jerry, you can’t hide that luuuurve on Valentines Day 😉
GUYS! HAPPY *belated by one day* AUSTRALIA DAY 😀
My dad actually sent me the perfect email to put into this post. It’s a “You know you are a ‘straya’ if/when you… quiz” – Let’s see how much aussie blood you all really have running in you!
- You think “Woolloomooloo” is a perfectly reasonable name for a place.
Actually yes, I do. Especially considering I recently discovered there is a town called Ozenkadnook in Victoria which means ‘very fat kangaroo’ in Aboriginal…
- You’re secretly proud of our killer wildlife.
How can you not go all gooey at kangaroos and koalas and maybe not so much emus which are actually killer with their stares 😉
Hi everyone, I am hitting the books and trying to pass the last exams of year 11. Can you believe there will only be one more year of school left then? I am SO stoked 😀 😀
Anyway, a couple of months back, I asked for your guest posts during this period and I was lucky enough to get a huge response – thank you all so much!
I promise you will not miss me, in fact, you will groan when I come back, becase I have so many wonderful guestposts lined up for you all! I hope you discover some wonderful new bloggers who tantalise your tastebuds like they do mine! Enjoy mes amis!
Should you need to contact me, I am more than at service through my email: firstname.lastname@example.org or just leave a message on my facebook page: Go Bake Yourself
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Now I leave you to it… 🙂
You know what? I like picnics. The more the I think about it, the more I enjoy its memories, present and past. Daydream about future picnic adventures too I suppose.
I love the idea that you have so much in one. There are so many fun elements to enjoy as part of the one. I love that you can never have too many, that it brings friends and family alike closer together. That it just brings a huge grin to your face in anticipation (at least, it does mine!)
The season is finally upon my household! And the Christmas baking has begun! 🙂
Don’t you love this time of the year???
Well, silly question – everyone does. Let us move on.
I am not a traditional dessert maker. Just because it is Christmas doesn’t mean I make red, green and white cakes only or bake gingerbread houses. I bake what I feel like and incorporate my own Christmas spirit into it – a.k.a Love and utter enjoyment.
Now see, this coconut chocolate slice seemed to embody exactly what message I was trying to convey – and it was totally in theme with my coconut cravings this week as well 🙂
Actually Written: Term 3 2011
Well, hello beautiful!
You like puff pastry? Yeah me too. You like custard? Well, funny that, so do I! You like icing? Pshaw, why did I even ask!
Well, this vanilla slice recipe gives you the lot. Yea everything oozing out of layers with the prettiest matchstick design we got taught (I guess you now know it is a school recipe).
Actually Written: 10th September 2011
Personally I quite like sweetened condensed milk. It is used in cheesecakes, fudges and even ice cream. It’s very versatile. Like this slice.
Lemony but sweet. Crunchy seeds in a soft and smooth texture. I like it. I like it a lot.
Unfortunately, the reason behind this slice is quite sad. No, no deaths, no rat plagues, no lack of chocolate. Procrastination. Pure and simple. A 5 minute English speech will force you to do that. 5 MINUTES!