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  1. CheezyK

    Sounds like a fantabulous way to spend Easter!

  2. theresa

    Oh fun! Except for the axe murderer-candy shop. That is a bit concerning. Exciting to find new family members, though, especially if they’re not creepy!

  3. Sig

    Oooh adventures with long-lost relatives – these can either be extraordinarily fun like you have mentioned or really, really bad. Trust me. We used to get people calling us long-distance (when I lived at home) because we happened to be he only family in Melbourne with that last name. So we’d have all these ‘relatives’ dropping by because they were somehow my aunt’s brother-in-law’s best friend’s son’s wife.

    But cakespedition – droooooooling!! (Although with the state of my teeth at the moment, only soft soft cakes pliss)

  4. Lou

    Ha, your Mum is a trickster, go Mumsie, go – lure in the kids with the thought of sugary treats!

  5. muppy

    happy easter, the food looked incredible! we have never really done easter lunch? good idea!

  6. Mike

    You sound excited to have made friends with your new cousin Hannah. Maybe, as Charlotte seems to enjoy singing, you could invite her to a choir rehearsal one night. Then you could do a duet (as the ‘Cupcake cousins’), singing one of my top 5 Disney songs: Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah; Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo; Chim Chim Cher-ee; Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious or Hakuna Matata. Am I high on chocolate or what?

  7. Libby

    You are ‘averse’ to chocolate desserts?!?!?!

    Ms Wayfaring Chocolate, please EXPLAIN!

  8. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    So much delicious food that you rightly had to split it up into two posts! :D

  9. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    Oh, what a delightful part two! (Except for the near murder, of course. That wasn’t delightful at all.) Your dessert sounds scrumptious, and your brother’s dessert sounds like a chocolate dessert I would enjoy – possibly because of the accompanying non-chocolate bits. Plus, you have a perfect second cousin! All in all, very good indeed :)

  10. Johanna GGG

    That chocolate dessert sounds as good as it looks – would loved to have tasted it – and your mum’s risotto sounds amazing too. I like a dessert with fairy floss and clouds but semi freddo always sounds wrong because it sounds like half a freddo frog but isn’t! And let me share some pain – my mum threw out all our disney records – just as we got a record player again – so there will be no singing of disney songs here (it is all sound of music – so long farewell…)

  11. Emma

    What the heck is an old-fashioned lolly shop? It sounds like a front for axe murderers if ever their was one. Mmm, warheads.

    Who won the ritual* staring contest?

    *not ritual

  12. msihua

    Oh oh oh! Does that mean we are related too?????!!!!! And that shack (it really is one) is a scary looking place to be!

  13. Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice

    Wow, what a menu! Those zucchini blossoms look amazing. And… even I love your new cousin for baking those cupcakes… is that healthy? ha

  14. msihua

    Yes you can! I don’t know why I can’t reply to you.. must have scared your website.. You know the house is always open to you! And I watched Aladdin last night! YAYY!!!

  15. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat

    All of those desserts look incredible!

  16. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Your family eats the coolest stuff. Seriously.
    hotbrother hotbrother hotbrother (yes, I feel compelled to say something about him EVERY time).

  17. Winston

    Awww… I really like how you share a lot of your family meals together on this blog. Food with loved ones is always a cause for celebration, ain’t it? Simple things, simple things… Your meal sounds fantastic, what a blessed Easter Sunday you had! Woot! =)

  18. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    I would love to graze at Graving. See what I did there? Oh goodness I’m so clever!! That terrine looks ridiculously good. I want a newfound second cousin who bakes. Mine is just obsessed with star wars…decidedly less cool.
    Heidi xo

  19. Dienna

    Sounds like you had an enjoyable Easter with your loved ones. And that food looks delicious!

  20. Choc Chip Uru

    Easter couldn’t have been more of a blast! Seems like the food was fabulous :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  21. Catherine

    Sounds marvellous! Lovely to be back reading your blog again! You almost made me miss the country until the lolly shop scare – glad you survived that one. But no I do miss the crackling gum-scented Australian countryside and driving to the lake.

    You were missed in London!

  22. SarahKate (Mi Casa-Su Casa)

    Ummm… chickpea battered zucchini blossoms?? Holy taste sensation, Bat Man! That sounds like food from heaven.

  23. whisperinggums

    Sally Paskins did sell lollies once I promise. Can I help it if she saw you two coming and headed for the hills?

  24. Hotly Spiced

    I love old fashioned lolly shops and there just aren’t enough of them around any more. What a shame it was just a bit of history – I was looking forward to seeing what treasures you took away with you. It does seem like you had a wonderful Easter Sunday with Charlotte xx

  25. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    LOL i love this post :) The chocolate cupcake looks wonderful! The “strawberry semifreddo cone with maple and hazelnut crunch, Persian fairy floss and strawberry clouds” is amazing too :D I’d love to try that ~ Thanks for sharing and it’s wonderful that you got to meet up with your new found cousin Charlotte hehe

  26. Louise

    I would have picked that dessert too. Fruit desserts are way better than chocolate ones. Another gorgeous family occasion.

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