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a gorgeous excuse to catch up with the girls

a gorgeous excuse to catch up with the girls

We’re so excited to be at the High Tea Party being held at the Sofitel, Brisbane this weekend.  We hear the Saturday has been a sell out and as at the time of publishing this post, there are still a couple of tickets left for the Sunday sessions.  Come on girls, what other excuse do you need to get your girlfriends together for a bit of food, frivolity and fancy things?!   For those of you coming along, make sure you pop in and say hi to myself and Trudy at the Kitchen Angel stand.  We’ll be there with our famous biscotti, baking mixes and other goodies.  We will also be showcasing our newest product at the event (that’s right, it will be available first and foremost to all the High Tea Party goers before it is released anywhere else) so make sure you come in to try it before everyone else gets on the bandwagon.  And for those intending to do a bit of shopping this weekend, every purchase of $50 more at the Kitchen Angel stand will include a free gift.  Everybody loves a gift with purchase, right?!   So just in case you’re hoping to get some last minute tickets to this fabulous event, here’s the link.   Love, your Angel,     Laura

la vie en lavande

la vie en lavande

  Is there anything more Provençale than a cup of tea, the aroma of lavender wafting through the kitchen and perhaps a little Edith Piaf background music?  Possibly not, but that’s about as French as I get.  Unless you count my trusty pink Le Pliage bag and an expired passport which proudly boasts a French customs stamp when I visited circa 1996.  And whilst I have been dreaming of a week or two wandering through Parisian markets, galleries and eating at a local boulangerie and sipping wine at a bistro for almost two years now, it is my freshly baked lavender and almond biscotti and earl grey tea which allows me to continue to dream la vie en rose.   Follow my recipe here.      

one new year’s resolution I will keep

one new year's resolution I will keep

  I’m not one to make new year’s resolutions.  Mainly because I know deep down that I won’t follow through with them.  Like for example the time that I said that I would vow to get up a half our earlier each day to either go for a walk or do yoga.  Well the next morning I slept in because the night before was a late night.  And the morning after that I put my neck out so couldn’t possibly do any yoga.  And the morning after that it rained.  So that was it, resolution over.   And then another year I vowed to go off sweets for the month of January.  Well that was kind of a dumb resolution because I have a lot of birthdays to celebrate in January, including my own!   But I don’t think I’m alone on this?   Because I also have a friend, let’s call her Nancy, who announced her resolution was to not be ‘catty’ anymore.  I think she was scared of karma at the time.  Well Nancy, who is in fact a REALLY LOVELY PERSON and who I adore, let that resolution slide within minutes of telling me what it was.  But then, the girl who pushed in front of us in the cab queue that night deserved it.   So anyway, the point of it all is that a new year is dawning upon us and I’m not making any new year’s resolutions.  I am however committing to doing one thing – something that involves some of my favourit gals (including Nancy) and that is sure to involve laughter, getting our hands dirty and yummy food. …

did someone say christmas?

did someone say christmas?

  Did someone say it’s less than 3 weeks to go?   Did someone put their decorations up in November, once Halloween was over?   Ok, so there’s no denying it.  That time of year is practically upon us now and if you haven’t already NOW is the time to start getting organised.  Or at the very least, make a cup of tea, sit down with pen and paper and start to plan for the festive season.  Well if Santa is writing his list and checking it twice, then so should you for goodness sake!   So to keep it short and sweet for you seeing as you could probably use this time for other purposes, here’s our top 5 gifts for the foodie at heart this year:   Our no. 1 pick is for those who want to look as good as their food – the cute new Kitchen Angel apron, designed and made in Australia.     For no. 2 we’re thinking of the host with the most.  Or you.   Stelline baking mix pack.  Just add egg whites to this pack and you’ve got a couple of batches of stelline biscotti.  This makes the perfect gift or dessert to take to your party host.   Coming in at no. 3   An Ellis Benson tea towel medley.  These beautiful, bright, packaged delights are great as a gift on their own, as a stocking filler or added to a hamper with a bunch of other kitchen goodies.     Almost there.  For no. 4 we’re going with mixed nuts.  Into DIY gifts?  Then your choice of our mixed nuts, raw or flavoured and packaged in …