Broome, Western Australia II

Continue along the south side of Cable Beach, where you’ll find  rugged red rocks carving  the Broome peninsula surrounded

by crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean.

Gantheaume  Point is a well known tourist attraction in Broome, carefully climbing the rugged coastline to see

the full panoramic view over looking Cable Beach.

Crystal clear turquoise blue waters, crashing long the rich red rocks.



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Broome Bloomers

Broome, Western Australia. Situated in the far north, it’s an exotic pearling town, tropical palm trees, and an oasis of colour -  blues,

oranges and warm reds, crystal blue waters, harsh arid red soil, a wonderful place to visit. It’s amazing these beautiful flowers survive these harsh climatic conditions.


Adeniums commonly known as ‘desert rose’.




One of the most common Euphorbias is known as Crown of Thorns or Euphorbia milii







Have a great day!



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What’s for breakfast? This is probably the most simplest recipe I have put on Twistedvines, but one of my traditional favourites.

Curried egg on toast.

What better way to start the day, no fuss and nothing too fancy!

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Recipe: Curried Egg on toast

2 boiled eggs, peeled and smashed

1 teaspoon Keens curry powder

2 teaspoons mayonnaise

salt and pepper to taste

Place a small pot of cold water on stove, place two eggs in water just covered,

when water is brought to boil leave for 2 minutes,

turn off heat and leave to cool.

When eggs are cool, peel and smash with a fork, add curry powder and mayonnaise, salt and pepper.

Slice two thick pieces of bread, (no grain) and toast.

All done, breakfast is served.

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Jazz it up by adding a little watercress and make a lunchtime sandwich.



Coconut Macaroons

What is it about shredded coconut, that just makes me think of snowflakes. Could it be its crisp colour of  whiteness of each shred, maybe it’s the softness as you bite into a ‘sweetie’ and shreds of coconut fall cascading from your bite, maybe it’s the softness of it’s touch and it’s melting texture in your mouth.  snowflakes-graphicsfairy006a[1]

august 2012 051 These wonderful  Coconut Macaroons are delicate and soft, smooth and melt in your mouth. So delicate are these Coconut Macaroons that you’ll forget how many you’ve had. They have a touch of honey ‘sweetness’ and a chewy soft coconut centre.

Downloads45 Recipe: Coconut Macaroons

4 egg whites

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups shredded coconut

pinch of salt

2/3 cup honey, slightly melted, 30 secs in microwave oven

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Preheat oven to moderate temperature of 190°C.

In medium bowl, combine coconut, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir in honey until well combined. In another bowl beat egg whites until firm peaks form. Fold in coconut mixture, add the cream of tartar. Using an ice cream scoop this is your measuring tool, keeping all the sizes equal. Scoop the coconut mixture onto a prepared oven tray lined with oven proof paper.

Bake for 10 –15 minutes until golden brown. Leave to cool.

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Delicate golden droplets of golden honeyed coconut…



Cherished Chintz and Choc Chip Cookies

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I have wanted a piece of chintz for a long time, I know many of you have such a cherished piece already in your keepsakes, a few months ago, an opportunity arose, for a little ‘indulgence’ so I bought this tiered stand and beautiful teapot. What better way to display these delicious choc chip cookies.

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A beautiful pink/crimson rose and apricot chintz with gold trimmings.

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Royal Albert ‘Old Country Roses’ Chintz Collection and even better an original piece Made in England.

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Kaleidoscope Colours


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Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. – Oscar Wilde


Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions. – Pablo Picasso

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The color of the object illuminated partakes of the color of that which illuminates it. – Leonardo di Vinci


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The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most. – John Ruskin


Wishing you a colourful Friday….Yvette x

tt – The Look Down eDition


This weeks Texture Tuesday theme is ‘look down’. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to photograph this beautiful rose, and it’s unusual colours. Soft pink petals each outlined with a soft tinged green. I can’t tell tell you the name of it as I bought a bunch while out shopping.

The recipe for today’s photo is very much a jumble, however I can tell you that I used the latest texture of Kim Klassen’s ‘Dream-it’.


I’ve also been experimenting with my photographs and making kaleidoscopes with their colours…

august 035  This design is from the exact same rose photo, using the software Paintshop Pro x. You can try it out with their 30 day trial here. Lot’s of fun!


Have a great day,….Yvette x

Frangipani Fig Tart with Almond Crumble

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I’ve been changing recipes, adapting, researching and experimenting. The kitchen has been almost like a science lab. I started with an item I had purchased a couple of months ago at a market street stall. I had lots of ideas in mind of how I might use the product ‘tar10’ Sticky Fig, but as I’m limiting my grains, my idea of an upside cake was about to change. I then thought of a frangipani tart using almond meal,  the goddess of cooking had sprinkled her flour dust and I was on the search for ideas.

august 019 I remember, Gary Mehigan from MasterChef Australia had made a Fig Tart with Pistachio Crumble, so what a great start to a recipe. I had also seen an easy gluten free tart crust made by Elana from Elana’s Pantry.

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So with a little dabble of one and a dash of another, with a few changes, I’m happy with the result.

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