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Sri Lankan Love Cake

Sri Lanka holds a very special place in my heart. I fell in love there, not only with the food, the people and the place but also with my boyfriend of 7 years (yes 7 years, put a ring on it already would ya?!) So I thought it only appropriate that this Valentines Day I […]

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Simple Strawberry Sorbet & Frozen Berry Ice Bowls

In the words of Slim Shady, I’m Back. I have had quite a long blog hiatus, so firstly I must apologise for my lack of updates in the past few months! As usual the lead up to Christmas is such a busy time and then finally you let go of the year, sink into holiday […]

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Blueberry Cobbler Pie

Before last week I had always associated picking fruit as something English backpackers did to fund their travels around Australia. For some absurd reason it had never occurred to me that I could go and pick my own fruit from farms in my local area. Silly me, for all these years I have been missing […]

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Mango with Coconut Sticky Rice

For as long as I can remember I’ve always yearned for the exotic, something less familiar. As a kid I never dug domestic cats and dogs, I wanted a white tiger as a pet. When all of my friends went to schoolies on the Gold Coast, I chose to live with a family in rural […]

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Homemade at Dani’s: Lychee Toffee Pops

Unless your name is Heston Blumenthal, it’s pretty much impossible to invent a new dish. It seems that almost everything in the culinary world has been done before. But I guess that was probably what people in the 1950′s thought about music until The Beatles changed all that! Now I’m not saying that I’m like […]

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Homemade at Dani’s: Cake Pop Caterpillar

The third episode of Homemade at Dani’s is inspired by one of my all-time favourite childhood books ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ written by Eric Carle. In some ways I can see myself in this little caterpillar as I often eat way too much for my own good and then feel all sorry for myself. I’m […]

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Queen of Puddings

The Brits have bought a few good things, or two, to the shores of Australia. Convicts and colonialists, rabbits and foxes, the common cold and Christianity, but the best things would have to be public holidays and puddings. Let’s be honest, everyone loves a public holiday. Australians love a public holiday so much that they would rather […]

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Peanut Butter Sundae of Love

American food is so hot right now. Sweet bun burgers are the new Vegemite sandwich, Cal-Mex tacos are popping up like a teenagers pimples, hell there is even a Gumbo Kitchen cruising the streets of Melbourne. I’m not saying I’m not loving it. It’s food that is generally jam-packed full of fat, salt and sugar – what’s […]

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Homemade at Dani’s: Tea Cup Creme Brûlée

I’m exited to share with you the very first episode of my new web series Homemade at Dani’s featuring a Tea Cup Creme Brûlée. This series will reveal a little bit more about me through yummy homestyle recipes and personal stories from my very own kitchen in the Yarra Valley. I hope that you enjoy […]

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Lemon Meringue Easter Eggs

Most people are shocked when I tell them that I’ve never really been fond of animals, especially domestic ones. But the truth of the matter is my family’s dogs have always been a bit strange. One had a fetish for my stuffed toys, he would drag them underneath the dinner table and wouldn’t leave much […]

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