Monday 24 December 2012

Meri Kirihimete! Merry Christmas!

{pavlova and strawberries: left over Christmas eve noms = breakfast}

Ice cream's churning away, eclairs all plump and creme filled and strawberries as far as the eye can see.  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

Meri Kirihimete, Merry Christmas everyone!

Hope you get to spend these holidays with some of your favourite people and may your days be filled with joy and laughter, hugs and full bellies.

Looking forward to the eat-a-thon that will be the next 24 hours.... 

{midnight mass at the gorgeous st mathews}

Wednesday 19 December 2012

B for Baby Brandy Baskets with Vegan Lemon Cream and Passionfruit Curd

This post is brought to you by the letter B.

B is for Busy Busy Busy.  After weeks of being a bit of a bum and not doing much, I went straight into an action packed event extravaganza of the last three weeks.  Got myself a summer job as a civil servant (when in Wellington...), went back up to Auckland twice, saw a pre-screening of the Hobbit in all its 48 frame 3D glory (ah-mazing - everyone should go!), made my very first pavlova (post to come!), finished up our last Baking for Hospice round for the year, and that's not even counting all the prep for Christmas!!  So B is for need a Breather and Being very sorry for the lateness of this post!

B is also for Back to School. I was lucky enough to get to go back to my old high school's leavers dinner.  2012 marks ten years since my last year at Rangitoto College...but it sure doesn't feel like it's been that long!  Was really awesome getting to catch up with old teachers as an 'adult' to discover that they are all actually hilariously fun people.  Go Rangi!

And finally, B is for these Baby Brandy Baskets with Vegan Lemon Cream and Passionfruit Curd.

I LOVE brandy snaps.  They are just the right mix of gingery, crispy caramelly, and creamy.  All cigar-shaped and cream-filled, they were the height of sophistication in the 80's, so totally retro cool now.  


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