Friday, March 1, 2013

Piecey Num Nums 1st Birthday!!

My "leap year baby" blog is one today!  My first post was on 29th February 2012 - I didn't plan it - it just sort of happened!!  

I can't say the year has unfolded as I had hoped when I wrote my first post.  Primarily I haven't blogged as much as I would have liked however I am hoping to change that this year.  I also didn't travel outside of the state I live in though I am excited to say that is definitely going to change this year.

In June I am travelling to France and Spain.  I am beyond excited about this as it has been many years since I was last in Europe.  And as you might guess from these glimpses of my home, I am slightly obsessed with Paris!  I am looking forward to sharing my trip with you!  

To mark this occasion I decided to make some birthday savoury muffins.  This recipe from the website caught my eye awhile ago but as usual I decided it would be so much better with a few little additions ;)  They are best eaten warm (20 seconds in the microwave) and I think they would be lovely as an accompaniment to soup.

Cumin and Pea Muffins


  • 1 brown onion, grated or finely chopped
  • 2 slices lean bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic or 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 cups of self raising flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 80gr butter, melted
  • olive oil spray for greasing


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C
  2. Grease a 12 hole muffin tin
  3. Saute the onion, bacon and garlic in the olive oil until soft and golden.  Around 3-4 minutes should be long enough  
  4. Add the cumin and peas.  Cook for about 2 minutes then remove from the heat and allow to cool 
  5. Sift the flour into a bowl
  6. Mix the butter, milk and egg.  Add it to the flour and combine
  7. Gently stir through the pea mixture and the parmesan cheese.  If the mixture appears too dry add a dash more milk
  8. Spoon into muffin tin and bake for 18-20 minutes



  1. Happy Birthday Piecey Num Nums. Love your blog and look forward to more.

    1. Thanks Chinny. Appreciate the support :)

  2. Alanah Banana02 March, 2013

    Happy Birthday Piecey Num Nums ;) Can't wait for another great year of blogging;)

  3. Aww congrats! And hooray Spain! Having just spent our honeymoon there in December, I'm jealous that you are going! I want to go back ;)

    1. Thank you! Yes I'm very excited about my trip! :)


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