The Reason For Grevilleas

Little Brown Honeyeaters are only one of the many reasons I insisted we plant grevilleas in our back garden.  And they are one of the reasons I managed to photograph lately.

A Brown Honeyeater on our RSL Spirit of ANZAC Grevillea

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Our Collage of Greenery

Though at the time it felt like our green wall would take forever to grow, and although it still has a little way to go to be completely green, we are very pleased with the growth of the plants we have planted so far.

They are making the most incredible green collage.

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Perfect with a Cup of Tea

My latest recipe is one of my all time favourites for reasons I can sum up in five words.  White chocolate and macadamia nuts.  These biscuits also contain desiccated coconut and, together with the chocolate and the nuts, this is a perfect combination that creates a light, crunchy biscuit ideal for enjoying with a cup of tea or dunking into coffee or hot chocolate.

This recipe also calls for 50-50 white and brown sugar which gives them a slightly malty hint.

But, a word of warning:  This is not a recipe for cookies – those soft, soggy, half-baked things that some people prefer.  This is a recipe for biscuits.  They are meant to be hard and crunchy, but they are also sweet and delectable.
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Why I’m Typing Up My Recipes

A little over 36 years ago, I purchased a hard covered notebook.  A5 in size, it wasn’t anything special, or fancy, but it was somewhere I could write down recipes.

Some belonged to my mother, some belonged to her mother and other’s belonged to my father’s mother.  Some recipes were given to me by friends, other’s stolen from magazines in patient waiting rooms, the sound of paper tearing not quite discussed by coughing.

There are even recipes within its pages that are of my own creation, as some of you well know by now.
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Thirty Questions

Ever wanted to know a little more about who I am?  Look no further, and read on.  

I’m following the lead of my blogging friend Calen (over at Impromptu Promptlings) and, considering that lately I’m struggling to blog with more consistency, even though I’m busy job hunting, I thought it would be fun to take up the “Thirty Questions” Challenge.

Spoiler Alert!!  The following blog article may contain too much information 🙂

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