The Shady Baker

Saturday, January 31, 2015


I have said before that Australia Day is fairly low key here and mostly business as usual. However, lamingtons are a must, in some form.  Last year I made Brydie's lamington cake and this year I made JJ's lamington cupcakes.  Thank you blog friends for sharing the lamington love.  

An unruly tangle of rockmelons, cucumbers, tomatoes and zucchinis. 

Slow magazine is full of inspiration.  I am not sure I will ever actually be slow, but reading about it seems like a good place to start.

If you have any interest in bees or honey, Backyard Bees by Doug Purdie is not only visually beautiful but full of valuable information.  Some mouth-watering honey recipes at the end are a bonus.  

I rarely add new blogs to my reading list these days simply because I can barely keep up with my favourites as it is.  But, I have just discovered Olive and Oak.  This blog just has an honest feel about it with gorgeous photography. 

Tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil.  All home produced and heading for the oven.

As you can see I have made a few change to my blog page in an attempt to make it cleaner and hopefully easier to read on mobile devices.  Please excuse any glitches you might find while I am fine tuning a few things.  The technical side of my blog knowledge is limited! 

I wonder what you are baking or growing or reading?

I hope you have some sun warm tomatoes on your kitchen bench x
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