Mother’s Day Feast

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Today was Mother’s Day, and to treat Mum I decided to prepare a lovely Sunday lunch that she enjoyed.

As usual, it took way longer to prepare than I expected. I woke up at 9am and immediately started baking, and was going flat out until 1pm when lunch was served.

For the meal I decided to do wine-braised chicken (with white wine, carrots, red onion, rosemary, red grapes and pine nuts), and an asparagus & grilled halloumi salad.

I do enjoy baking, but I’m not too good when it comes to experimenting, so I stuck fast to Jamie Olivers recipes from his cookbook. I’ve found that if you really follow the recipes he gives you will produce delicious meals that taste like they’re actually restaurant quality.

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Wine-braised Chicken

For dessert, I went all out with Mum’s favourite cake – a white chocolate mud cake. I always use the Taste recipe when I make the cake, but I halve the mixture because the amount they prescribe actually makes 2 regular sized cakes (you could definitely stick with the actual quantities and pile the 2 cakes on top of each other with creamy ganache in the middle).

It was a lovely day, and I treated Mum to a mani-pedi voucher at our local salon, to top the day off.

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What do you usually do for mum on Mother’s Day?

xx

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Champagne Pink for the Perfect Mother’s Day

My Favourite Afternoon Treat

Everybody has those days that they need a little pick-me-up or me-time. When I have down-days I like to take myself to a Frozen Yogurt bar and treat myself to a Frozen yogurt with an array of toppings.

Sydney has a number of Frozen yogurt places, but easily my favourite is Yogurccinno because it has such a wide selection of funky flavoured yogurts (such as grilled banana & salted caramel) and toppings, for reasonable prices. I often mix up what I get each time I go there, however my go-to yogurt treat is plain yogurt, with a chopped strawberries and kiwi fruit, lychee flavoured jelly balls, coconut flakes and a cheeky Tim Tam for good measure. Yum!

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xx

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Olive Green for how to: Treat Yourself