Happee Monkee

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Archive for January, 2010

Plum Galette

By • Jan 28th, 2010 • Category: Desserts

Having spent most of my life in a non-seasonal country, I’m fascinated by the way things grow in a timely manner in Australia. The last of the blood plums are picked but the green apples are just starting to ripen. I like to think that it’s a little bit like life, no? With science these […]



Continental Lemon Cheese Tart with Stewed Plums

By • Jan 21st, 2010 • Category: Desserts

A girl friend and I were checking out old school and uni photos yesterday, some dated to more than 10 years ago. We were amazed at how baby-faced some of us looked and how some have simply ‘transformed’ themselves. We talked about the old days and how we have grown over the years. A mutual […]



Egg-less, Butter-less Blackforest Cake

By • Jan 19th, 2010 • Category: Baking Projects

Today felt like Christmas. Not because Santa came by 11 months too soon but remember as a kid you would jump out of bed before anyone else did on Christmas morning? That feeling. Let me start from the beginning. G’s dad has a fantastic garden filled with fruit and vegetable plants. We grow our own […]



Wild, Wild Kangaroo Island

By • Jan 6th, 2010 • Category: Travels

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a fabulous Christmas and New Year. Welcome to the first post of twenty ten! And, there’s no better way to start the year than with a travel post.  Over the Christmas holidays, G. and his dad invited me to Kangaroo Island in South Australia. This awesome island […]