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Raw Caramel Slice

The wind is blowing.  The sun is shining amidst white puffy clouds, some with gray bottoms.  In the background is the sound of Playschool and my toddler talking to himself, as well as the low hum of the washing machine.  I’m peeking over my laptop screen at the palm trees and ferns swaying in the… 

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Hazelnut Espresso Panna Cotta

What a start to school this year.  My three oldest children are all at back school – in grades 4, 2 and kindergarten.  Unlike most of last year, we’ve been getting to school on time and with everything we need.  Er, well, except a few times… I seem to have misplaced a sports shirt for… 

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Homemade Biscoff Spread

I’ve always been really shy.  And by “really shy”, I mean painfully, awkwardly, embarrassingly shy.  I was the little girl who hid behind her mom’s skirt whenever anyone spoke to her; I was the one who was too shy to ask any shop assistant for help; I was the one who was too shy to… 

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Rum & Tonka Bean Dark Chocolate Truffles

When Nespresso sent me a parcel full of gourmet ingredients last month to celebrate the launch of Cubania, I didn’t think I’d have any trouble dreaming up recipes to use them in.  I presented you with the rum and espresso cloud cake, but after that, life got in the way and the blog went on… 

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A Morning of Coffee and Good Food

Last month I was invited by Nespresso to The Stables at Royal Randwick Racecourse for a very special occasion. Nespresso was set to release a new Special Reserve Limited Edition Grand Cru and I, along with a number of other guests, were one of the lucky firsts to experience it. Not only would we get… 

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Espresso & Rum Chocolate Cloud Cake With Tonka Bean Whipped Cream

Hello!  Yes, it’s been over one whole month since my last post, but I have been busy concocting delicious things.  Nespresso has once again sent me a lovely parcel full of the most gorgeous ingredients to inspire new recipes.  We are celebrating Nespresso’s limited edition Cubania, which boasts the highest intensity level Grand Cru yet.

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Chocolate Mousse With Rose-Scented Whipped Cream

This post is an entry into the Nuffnang ‘Fresh Recipe’ Network Competition, thanks to BRITA. Check out betterwithbrita.com for inspiration and exclusive recipes by Gary Mehigan. Update – my entry won 1st place in the competition!  Hooray! We all have a memory of a food disaster from some point in our lives.  When a recipe… 

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Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

There’s no doubt it’s winter, Sydney.  The weather is dry and so cold, and yesterday was the worst.  Not only was it cold and windy in the afternoon, but it also just had to rain.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the rain and prefer it over sunshine, but my goodness, it was so cold. … 

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Brownies With Fresh Cherries & Dark Chocolate Chunks

So what’s been happening at Sweetest Kitchen HQ lately?  Well, to make a long story very short, my daughter turned 9 and she received a cat for her birthday.  This was a decision I was against from the beginning, as soon as my husband mentioned that it might happen.  I have nothing against pets, nothing… 

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Banana Mocha Smoothie

We’ve just spent the past two weeks on school holidays.  It’s one of the first holidays that I haven’t stressed about keeping the kids busy.  It was nice and relaxing and for once, the holidays seemed to go a little slower than they usually do.  The kids played a lot of tennis and spent a… 

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Vegan Strawberry Pina Colada Smoothie

I have got a lovely little smoothie recipe for you all today.  It’s just going to be a quick post because I’m heading out in a while, but it’s something I need to share as soon as possible.

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Amaranth Cinnamon Rolls With Coffee Glaze

A few weeks ago, I finished up some recipes I had created for Nespresso’s limited edition Grand Crus, Santander and Cauca.  A courier arrived to whisk away the Inissia machine I had on loan and I had to face a little empty spot on my kitchen countertop where the machine had sat.  It was a… 

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Biscoff S’mores

Many people ask me if, as an American, I like living in Australia.  Do I like it better than the US?  Do I miss home?  The answer is always an emphatic “Yes!”!  Yes, I do like living in Australia more than I liked living in the US.  And yes, I do miss living in the… 

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