Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe and a Wild Sydney Storm

If you are here for the scrumptious moist chocolate cake recipe scroll down, but first a bit about the wild week we have had.
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Friday, April 24, 2015

Modern Australian Newport Beach House

I have been coveting a covered back deck lately and I have been looking at how to arrange it with the existing roof line.  I found this lovely Newport Beach House which goes a large way towards illustrating the look I am after.  She is currently for sale, maybe we should just move. 
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Strawberry and Basil Salad

Strawberry and basil are a combination commonly used in jam, so why not in a salad?  This  strawberry and basil combo is another one that made it onto our Easter lunch table and it was so tangy and lovely, severed as part of a BBQ buffet.
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Friday, April 10, 2015

German Potato Salad and a Great Community Event

This German potato salad made it onto the family Easter table this weekend.  You can serve it warm or cold and it's really good, particularly warm with the Winter month bearing down hard upon us.
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Entally House Tasmania

Beautiful beautiful Entally House via Launceston Tasmania.  I can never resist the lure of an historic home. I linger longer in each room, willing the walls to talk.  I imagine the family sitting around the dining table and doing what families do.  History and home are my thing. I just love to see how people once lived and I find their stories fascinating.  I wonder what is the secret to their success and how they acquired such wealth. Usually damned hard work and a bit of luck, it seems.  A bit of crime never seems to have hurt them either.
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Friday, April 3, 2015

A Beach Cottage in Balgowlah

This lovely beach cottage in Balgowlah on Sydney's Northern Beaches, features some touches of the Hamptons.  I particularly like the kitchen. Not to mention the glorious park side location.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Quick Pot Makeover to Spruce up the Deck

I love a quick makeover that costs nothing.  My back deck is in great need of some love, so I thought I'd spruce it up with a few replanted pots.  Just so it feels like someone cares.
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