Let’s Bake! (Lemon Sugar Tea Cookies Edition)

Let’s Bake! (Lemon Sugar Tea Cookies Edition)

Hey! Welcome to another baking post! I mean, they’ve all been variations of cookies, but what can I say? I love cookies.

Anyway, you can find the original recipe here. I have halved it as per usual, as well as made some substitutions, as I didn’t check I had everything before making it. I used lemon juice, instead of extract. The lemon taste was very faint because of that, so I would suggest using extract or zest if you want a more lemony taste. I also never have corn syrup, but my maple syrup was out too, so I just used honey.

Let’s start baking!

  • 85g butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp corn syrup (I used honey)
  • 1 tsp lemon extract (I used 1 tbsp lemon juice)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup white sugar


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Leisurely Walks – Botanical Gardens

Hey all! Over  the weekend, Rory and I took advantage of a beautiful wintry day to take a walk. I thought it would be fun to go to the Botanical Gardens. Sure it’s winter and it wouldn’t be as spectactular, but it’s still peaceful and pretty, and we were up for doing some walking. All in all, we were out for 3 hours, just walking around. So without further ado prepare for a photo dump of our walk 🙂

I stopped and took lots of photos along the way. We stopped by Te Aro Park.


I also took some pictures of some of the buildings went by.


Eventually we made it to the Gardens.


As expected, there wasn’t an explosion of colour as there is in Spring, we still had fun just walking, talking and spending time together.






It was such a fun afternoon. Do you guys have local gardens nearby?