Happy Salad

Happy Salad

(Skip to the Recipe) Last night was the annual Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade which travels all the canals off the Mooloolah River, including the canal we live alongside.  Unless the residents are away, everyone has a party and as each boat travels past, everyone yells Merry Christmas and applauds. Even for the little inflatables covered… 

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Mango Ice Cream and Shortbread

Mango Ice Cream and Shortbread

Are we ready for Christmas yet?  Every fiber in my body is telling me to go to sleep.  My feet yelled, “Have a nana nap, for God’s sake!” but I didn’t listen.  There are people coming, blog posts to write, websites to support, carpets to vacuum, cookies to bake, laundry to wash, dog to pat… 

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Therapy Kitchen Collection

Therapy Kitchen Aromatherapy

When I wrote my In My Kitchen post I told you that Therapy Kitchen had sent a selection of their products that are perfect for folks like us who spend a lot of time in the kitchen.  Now most of you know that I won’t write about anything I don’t like and I’m writing about… 

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Chocolate Chip and Almond Toffee Crunch Cookies

chocolate chip and almond toffee crunch cookies

The Christmas season is well upon us.  We put up more lights outside today as the Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade is Saturday night.  The parade goes by the back yard and we can’t be blank, can we?  That’s not very supportive of our community.  That’s what I told John anyway and he nodded like one… 

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A MasterClass in Cooking at Palazzo Versace

Palazzo Versace

That post title sounds impressive, doesn’t it?  It was!  Recently I was invited to attend a MasterChef MasterClass with Ben MacDonald, a 2014  MasterChef Australia finalist. It took me about 30 seconds to accept. Arriving at Palazzo Versace is very impressive.  The mosaic stone driveway leading to the Roman colonnade instantly conveys elegance and attention… 

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