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easy cherry cake - mypoppet.com.au

Easy Bake Cherry Cake

It’s cherry season! Did you know the Australian cherry season only lasts for 100 days so it’s worth making the most of it while we have sweet tasty cherries ripe for the picking. Big bowls of cherries on the festive table is one of the perks of having Christmas in Summer. Is there anything better than sitting in the sun…

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Best ever Chewy choc chip cookies recipe - mypoppet.com..au

Best Ever Chewy Choc Chip Cookies

I’ve yet to meet anyone that doesn’t enjoy a chewy chocolate chip cookie. Sure some may prefer dark choc chips over milk chocolate (I know I do), but there’s no denying choc chip cookies are almost everyone’s favourite. This recipe is versatile and can be easily adapted by adding chopped nuts or dried fruit with, or instead of, chocolate chips….

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Easy Homemade Sausage rolls recipe mypoppet.com.au

Super Easy Homemade Sausage Rolls

Nothing tastes as good as a homemade sausage roll straight out of the oven. When the Mr suggested I pop over to the local bakery to pick up some sausage rolls for lunch, I whipped up a batch of my Super Easy Sausage Rolls instead, with just a few ingredients already sitting in my fridge. There’s hardly any prep worked…

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Kids Cooking - Easy lunchbox idea - sushi sandwiches - mypoppet.com.au

Emma’s Sushi Sandwiches – A Fun & Healthy Snack

Getting kids to eat what’s good for them isn’t always the easiest job in the world. There’s been times when this mum has had to get creative and ‘hide’ some extra veggies in the spag bol, or call everything ‘chicken’ (when the kid went through the only eating chicken phase). We’ve all been there. If you are having trouble getting…

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Time & Tide Tea rooms - Port Fairy Victoria - High tea review -mypoppet.com.au

High Tea by the Sea – Time & Tide, Port Fairy

A few minutes out of the the historic seaside town of Port Fairy, you’ll find Time & Tide High Tea in an unassuming contemporary style pavilion perched right on over the water with views of the Southern Ocean. You could be forgiven for mistaking the property for a high end spa, but I guarantee the sensory delights that await you…

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FIg and Almond Tart Recipe - mypoppet.com.au

Fig & Almond Tart Recipe

Figs are one of my favourite fruits and today’s recipe contributor Carina, is lucky enough to have not one, but two fig trees in her garden. I’m so jealous! Carina tells us about her delicious Fig & Almond Tart Recipe: “If I am not working, playing with my little man or crafting, you will find me in the kitchen, I…

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savoury mango chutney scone pull-apart recipe

Mango Chutney Savoury Scone Pull-apart

This recipe for Mango Chutney scones is incredibly easy to whip up at the last minute if you have people dropping by for afternoon tea. It’s also a perfect offering to take along to a pot-luck dinner or as an appetizer for an Indian meal. I was sent a package from Patak’s with a selection of their pastes and pickles…

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Banana Cupcakes with Kaya Jam Frosting Recipe mypoppet.com.au

Banana Cupcakes with Kaya Jam Frosting

Have you tried Kaya? It’s a delicious coconut milk jam made with eggs and sugar. Very popular in Singapore and Malaysia, this sweet spread is eaten almost daily by locals on thick on buttered toast for breakfast. We ate our fair share on our last trip to Singapore and was lucky enough to receive a couple of jars as a…

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Whole Orange Almond Mini Cakes with Orange Syrup

Whole Orange & Almond Mini Cakes with Orange Syrup

Winter may not be my favourite season, but the one thing I do love about it is the abundance of juicy oranges. We’ve been having fresh squeezed juice every day, lots of Orange & Fennel salad and of course, Orange & Almond Syrup cake. I love this recipe, when you boil the whole oranges it perfumes the kitchen with a…

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Impala + Peacock – A High Tea Experience in Brunswick

Fellow tea lovers rejoice! No longer do we have to suffer being treated as second class citizens in Melbourne’s coffee obsessed cafe culture thanks to Impala + Peacock in Sydney rd Brunswick.  It’s been a while since I’ve spent any time in Brunswick, my old stomping ground in Melbourne’s inner north, so I was delighted to head across town to…

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