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Soft & fluffy wholemeal blueberry oat streusel muffins

June 28 2015

blueberry oat muffins l a splash of vanillaThese rustic muffins are relatively healthy and wholesome and I gave them a fluffy texture by using wholemeal cake flour (basically just cornflour added to plain wholemeal – makes for a really soft crumb but with added fibre and such).

These are packed with blueberries and a bit spicy with a light crunchy topping; they’re just the thing for morning tea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

blueberry oat muffins l a splash of vanilla

blueberry oat muffins l a splash of vanilla
blueberry oat muffins
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    Happy Friday (and Glastonbury the Movie)

    June 26 2015
    by emma


    I spotted this trailer for Glastonbury the Movie in Flashback recently (initial release in 1996 and re-released in 2012 with extra footage) and it looks brilliant.  As the official site says, this is old school early 90s Glastonbury, before mobile phones and social networking, when it was all about the music.

    Fun times for those who were there!  Have a great weekend all.

     

    Images and trailer from: Glastonbury the Movie in Flashback

      Roast winter vegetable & herb pasta

      June 21 2015

      This caramelised vegetable, hearty pasta dish with fresh herbs and salty cheese is so easy; just roast some vegies and toss through cooked pasta and fragrant garlic oil.  Serve with lots of cheese and crusty bread!
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        Happy Friday

        June 19 2015
        by emma

        Have a beautiful weekend!

          Fruit & sunflower seed chilli sea salt chocolate bark

          June 14 2015

          This is stupidly easy but the end result is so gorgeously wicked. With just a few steps, you end up with a generous slab of chocolate studded with whatever treats you like.

          I loved the jewel like appearance and chewiness of the dried fruit with some crunch from sunflower seeds (well basically I used what I had in the fridge but that’s the beauty of this).  In a moment of sheer genius (hah) I thought to add some chilli flakes to the melted chocolate and it added a very subtle spicy base flavour which was really quite delicious with some sea salt.  But both are optional and obviously you could add anything you like.  This would make a wonderful gift for somebody too.

          Naturally I ate too much!

           

           

           

           

           

           

          Chocolate bark with dried fruit, sunflower seeds, sea salt & chilli l a splash of vanilla

          Chocolate bark with dried fruit, sunflower seeds, sea salt & chilli l a splash of vanilla

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            Happy Friday

            June 12 2015
            by emma

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            Have a relaxing weekend all :)

            And some cute kitty cat shenanigans from Simon’s Cat:

             

             

            Image belongs to the movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, USA, 1961, Paramount Pictures

              Queensland Art Gallery – David Lynch: Between Two Worlds

              June 10 2015
              by emma

              So we went to see Dave’s exhibition last weekend and it was ace!  Typically we went on the very last day but there were still heaps of people so probably just as well.

              His paintings and drawings in particular are so trippy, weird and beautiful (although some are quite confronting).  Here are some piccies if you want to see, or if you didn’t get to go.

                Roast pumpkin, walnut & feta quiche

                June 7 2015
                by emma

                I suddenly felt like roast vegie quiche the other day after seeing a frozen one at the supermarket, and decided to do some roasting.  There’s a bit of faffing about with quiche, making the pastry, cooking vegies, etc but it’s worth it as long as you use a big enough tin.  I can’t say this enough, as someone who far more than I want to admit, has ended up with way more egg filling than would fit in the tin.

                Anyway, naturally I used one of those little enamel hipster pie tins which was way too small, so use a fairly deep pie or quiche tin and you should be right.

                As expected, the combination of sweet roast pumpkin and savoury feta cheese was delicious!  Adding some rosemary, toasted walnuts, onion & garlic made this a great lunch and we had heaps for the next couple of days.  I’m seriously starting to add walnuts to everything, it’s becoming ridiculous so feel free to leave them out however I do like the texture and flavour of them in the creamy quiche filling.

                The quiche paired really well with a crunchy salad full of baby kale and cherry toms.
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                  Happy Friday

                  June 5 2015
                  by emma

                  Have a lovely long weekend all.

                  still life winter 2015

                    Peanut butter chocolate chunk muffins

                    May 31 2015

                    These are so easy to whip up.  I love how the chocolate chunks were all melty warm from the oven.

                    I used a friand tin to make them a bit fancier but a normal muffin tin will do.

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

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