The excitement of making Ice Cream cake

“Abby, what kind of cake would you like for your birthday?” “I don’t mind.” “No, you need to choose, it’s your birthday” Internal monologue- please pick an easy cake to make “Mmmmm ok ice cream cake” “Perfect, not a problem.” IM- wonderful, not a clue how to make an ice cream cake Thankfully it turned…

Saying Goodbye to the Outback – Day 3

Today was our last day of the trip and it was going to be predominately a travel day but Jodie had one more hike up her sleeve and possibly the best one in my opinion. Once again the voice of John Williamson filled our ears at the crack of dawn singing “Give me a home…

Exploring Kata-Tjuta National Park – Day 2

We woke early to the sound of “Give me a home Among the a gum Trees” our alarm for the next two mornings. A song for me which would become the theme song for the trip and Central Australia for me. “Give me a home among the gum trees, with lots of plum trees. A…

Damper – An Australian Outback Speciality

Campfire cooking always results in amazing food. When I was in Africa we were made liver wrapped in bacon. Liver wouldn’t normally be on my top foods list, however when in Rome. And I was happily surprised. I asked for seconds. Our first night out around the campfire in the Outback we were introduced to…

Setting off into the Australian Outback – Day 1

It was pitch black when we set off into the outback and cold. You definitely don’t envision hats, jackets and scarfs to be worn in the middle of the Australian outback but at 5:30 in the morning at the beginning of June – quite necessary. We stood huddled outside the van as Jodie, our Wayout…

Death by Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Everyday at the end of our shift packing the zucchini we throw the ones which are too large or oddly shaped to the goats behind the shed. It’s also our chance to take a few back home for everyone at the hostel. This has led to lots of discussions on what we can make with…