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Melon ball boat

We had friends over for dinner the other night and I bought a beautiful ripe melon from the bakala next door, for dessert. With an ice cream scoop, I scooped all the melon into balls and piled them into one … Continue reading

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Swimming pool cake

Dustyfeet celebrated her second birthday while we were back in the UK. Here is her birthday cake: The idea came from my mum’s Australian Women’s Weekly birthday cake book, which dates back to the 1970s. I used to choose a … Continue reading

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Dustyfeet’s adventures in the Great British Outdoors

We’ve been back in Gulf Town for two weeks. The temperature is dropping (sometimes it dips below 40C) but Dustyfeet looks out of the window and says “Can we go outside, Mummy?” Then she answers herself: “Too hot to go … Continue reading

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Gnocchi, aka potato playdough

Dustyfeet and I made gnocchi for dinner tonight. I’ve never seen gnocchi in the shops here in Gulf Town, so if we want it, we have to make our own. It’s another of those wonderful squishy sensory experiences! Here’s my … Continue reading

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