Archive of ‘Blogathon 2006’ category

Open letter to my Blogathon sponsors

Hello Blogathon supporters, I’ve finally woken up after a solid 12 hours sleep. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your support over the weekend was fantastic! Altogether we raised $1158.40 for World Vision. Woo hoo! In total the 285 people who took part in Blogathon 2006 raised almost $100,000 for charities worldwide. It has been […] Read more…

11.00pm: I made it!

This is my official last post in Blogathon 2006. I’ve written a blog entry every 30 minutes for the past 24 hours. I haven’t slept (except for a quick 20 minutes of shut-eye a couple of hours ago) and I have thought of little else except for all things culinary for most of this time. […] Read more…

10.00pm: Rolling up the sleeves

It’s incredible how easy cooking is really. I’ve always been surprised when people compliment my cooking. I’ve never considered myself a good cook. It’s just that I am a person who actually cooks and gives it a go, rather than just thinking it all seems like too much work and never trying in the first […] Read more…

9.30pm: My favourite cookbooks

I adore cookbooks. I rarely follow the recipes, but I just love flicking through them. Some of my tried and true favourites are: Gourmet Traveller Magazine. O bought me a subscription last Christmas and I love it. Stephanie Alexander’s The Cook’s Companion. This is the Australian cooking bible. Nigella Lawson’s How to Be a Domestic […] Read more…

9.00pm: The love of a good pie

Pies are one of the most comforting foods around. There’s nothing you can’t out in them: sweet, savoury, or anything in between. Here are a few pies I’d like to make: Pecan pie Guiness beef pie Traditional English pork pies A good old fashioned apple pie. Though I have made these thousands of times before. […] Read more…

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