Annabelle’s advice for a happy life!
Why conversation is more important than food
Annabelle's perfect day
The marvellous thing about getting older
Why people take christmas too seriously
Annabelle’s Easter tips:
- "If you're going to someone's place, do take a present. Don't take them something from the petrol station or an Easter
egg – put a bit of thought in. If they love Frank Sinatra, go to the op shop and get some old CDs. There's nothing wrong with saying, 'I was at the op shop and thought of you.' People love that kind of thing."
- "Don't stay too long and do offer to help. A friend of a friend had George Clooney and his wife for dinner. He not only cleared the plates, but he stacked the dishwasher! George could do whatever he likes – in the kitchen, I mean. I think he'd be an amazing man!"
- "Don't call it a dinner party – keep it simple. Tell people you're just having hot cross buns and a chicken salad, and say, 'Come on over.' It gets so complicated now. I understand why people are loath to have people around."
- "If I were having friends around, I'd make my easy summer fruitcake. It's on my website. You can chuck whatever fruit
in there. The experts say that if your love life is a little bit lacklustre and the man of your dreams is under the
age of 60, cinnamon does the trick. If he's over 60, it's vanilla. So I say, put heaps of vanilla and cinnamon in everything and you have all your bases covered."
Annabelle’s Top 10 Baking Tips
it's an apple and cinnamon cake, you can make a pear and ginger cake, if you want to. But stick to the original recipe on your first go.
far better muffin or cake.