It's the third year in a row we've had a brunch picnic by the river for Christmas and I think it's becoming a family tradition.
A few weeks ago, we had my friend Chad and her boyfriend J over for a Sunday roast lunch. Jac loves cooking for guests, and she cooked up a feast featuring two roasts and lots of vegetables. This was the roast leg of pork, complete with salty, crunchy crackling. Jac peeled the crackling off the […]
We didn’t have a birthday cake, but after the dinner dishes had been cleared, Juji brought out a tiramisu she’d made (one of Mark’s favourite desserts) – and we all sang happy birthday. Obviously we didn’t bother with candles! The tiramisu was gorgeous. The coffee flavour was just perfect. I had intended to just have […
As my birthday was on a Tuesday this year I told Jac I’d prefer to go out to dinner on another night, a Friday or on the weekend, so we could just relax and take our time and not worry about not having too late a night (especially me, as I get up at 4:30am […]
For birthday dessert Jac requested tiramisu. She didn’t want a birthday cake. I made the tiramisu using a recipe from my Home Food cook book. Note to self: save up and buy a decent mixer! I couldn’t believe how long it took to hand beat the egg yolks with the caster sugar until the sugar […]