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Little Poppy Seed, you have stolen my concentration and productivity. I am finding myself just staring at walls and thinking of you.

Right now I am feeling a bit hopeless and a bit, for want of a better term, useless. It isn’t a feeling that is unfamiliar to me, I often go through times like this. I can only explain it as a sense that I have landed in an era where I don’t quite belong and everything is a little out of focus. Where it’s all moving too quickly. Where there is pain and suffering that I cannot understand and that I cannot help. Where there is too much sensation, everything seems too busy, too loud and too complex for me to comprehend.

Despite this I am not unhappy.

I don’t feel like I am of much value right now but I am not unhappy.

I have you and I have my babies. I have a husband who says “Chin up Polly, there are a few things you’re good at” and a Mum who loves me.

I have friends who care and family who remain close and connected.

I have a body and mind that do all I require of them, that get me out of bed and through my days without a conscious thought.

I have sunshine and I have laughter.

And again, I have you. A precious life growing inside me.

I want you to know Little Poppy Seed that I am flawed.

I want you to know that I won’t be a perfect Mum. Or a perfect friend. Or a perfect teacher.

I’ll make countless mistakes.

I’ll repeat them.

But I’ll always love you like nobody else will ever love you.

I’ll always remember how perfect it felt when we found each other.

I’ll always remember how you stole my heart before yours even started to beat.


Tim Tams

the biscuit

  • 1 cup macadamias
  • 10 medjool dates, seeds removed
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

the filling*

  • 10 medjool dates, seeds removed
  • 2 rounded tablespoons coconut cream (mine had been in the over night fridge, I used the solid component)
  • 1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

the chocolate

  • 200 grams dark chocolate, melted
  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C or 350°F
  2. Place the biscuit ingredients into your food processor and blend at high speed until the mixture is smooth, well combined and sticking together.
  3. Roll the mixture into a ball.
  4. Place the ball between two sheets of baking paper and roll out until the mixture is quite thin. Approximately 3mm – 5mm.
  5. Remove the top layer of baking paper and score the mixture into small rectangles. I made 20 rectangles and I had a few off cuts that I shaped into two cookies.
  6. Place the sheet of baking paper with the scored rectangles onto a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes or until golden. Turn the tray half way through cooking.
  7. Remove the tray from the oven and leave the biscuits to cool for 10 – 15 minutes.
  8. Gently transfer the rectangles onto a cooling rack.
  9. This is a great time to make the filling if you haven’t already.
  10. Place the filling ingredients into your food processor and pulse. Scrap the mixture back onto the blades and pulse again. I do this a few times until teh dates are fairly broken down and the mixture is combined. Mine isn’t smooth and it still works perfectly.
  11. Spread half of the rectangle biscuits with the filling and top with another biscuit. Once the biscuits are complete place them into the fridge for 10 – 20 minutes to cool.
  12. Melt your chocolate.
  13. Dip half of each biscuit into your chocolate and then place it onto a tray lined with baking paper. Place the biscuits into the fridge to set.
  14. After 10 – 20 minutes dip the alternate side of your biscuits into the melted chocolate.
  15. Place in the fridge to set.
  16. Enjoy!!!

*you will have filling left over but if I make less than this is doesn’t work so well in my processor. The caramel filling is delicious exactly as it is but if you don’t think you will use the leftovers you can either double the biscuit mixture or half the filling ingredients.

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Tamara -My Melbourne Thermomix January 13, 2015 - 10:18 am

Congratulations! How wonderful! You right so beautifully.

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Bianca Slade January 17, 2015 - 7:55 am

Thank YOU!!! I really appreciate that. xxx

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littleums January 13, 2015 - 10:57 am

Ah, congratulations!
And clever you – making tim tams out of nuts, dates, coconut and chocolate 🙂

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Bianca Slade January 17, 2015 - 7:55 am

Thank YOU!!! I hope you are going well. xxxx

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Wendywoo January 13, 2015 - 7:58 pm

I love the line…”You stole my heart before yours even started to beat”- it’s just how I felt when I was pregnant, 29 years ago! You won’t be a perfect mother, no such person exists, and is not needed. “All you need is love”, (thank you, Beatles!), and you have more than plenty to go round.. All your children will grow up cherished and knowing they are loved, no matter how many “mistakes” you make. Personally, I don’t believe in right/ wrong/ ways of parenting, every parent/child/family is different from minute to minute. My dear departed Mum used to say…”I do the best I can with the materials provided and/or.. under the circumstances!” (Seven children in 8 years, including a set of twins!) You are very, very useful- to your family and to your followers -both by feeding them and sharing your experiences of family life, through your incredible gift for writing. You ARE being productive, you’re producing a Poppy seed! I can’t wait for updates on his/her size….flax seed, sunflower seed, pumpkin, cashew nut, brazoil nut etc- all the way through our kitchen cupboards!
Take good care, rest when you can and remember, we won’t starve if you don’t post for a week at a time, and neither will we desert you!
Love and best wishes, Wendy. x

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Bianca Slade January 17, 2015 - 8:00 am

Thank you so much Wendy! As always your words are perfect and they put a big smile on my face!! I hope you are going well and I look forward to hearing the journey with you. xxxxxx

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Ned's Mama January 13, 2015 - 8:02 pm

That post. Wow. We’re all flawed but you might be one of the best flawed mothers around. Congratulations (and thank you. Tim Tams? Really? I’m heading straight to the kitchen!) x

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Bianca Slade January 17, 2015 - 8:01 am

Oh thank YOU! That is very kind. I hope you enjoy the Tim Tams. x

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Vanessa January 13, 2015 - 8:51 pm

Congratulations Bianca! What amazing news after everythinf you’ve been through. Your blog has been such a powerful source of inspiration for me and you never fail to move me with your beautiful writing. Sending you well wishes from the Blue Mountains!

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Vanessa January 13, 2015 - 8:52 pm

Everything**

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Bianca Slade January 17, 2015 - 8:02 am

Thank YOU so much Vanessa, your kind words have been warmly received in the Blue Mountains 🙂 I am rapt to hear that you are enjoying the simple things I share, keep me posted on how you are going with the recipes. x

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hayley January 13, 2015 - 9:00 pm

Oh I so love reading your blogs… you are a beautiful writer with a beautiful Soul… Congratulations to you …xxxx

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Bianca Slade January 17, 2015 - 8:02 am

Thank YOU! That is very kind. I am glad you are enjoying my little space. xxxxx

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Adi January 14, 2015 - 3:12 pm

Congratulations!
was wondering if I can use normal pitted dates instead of Medjool dates as they are sooooo expensive…

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Bianca Slade January 17, 2015 - 8:07 am

Thank you. You can. I would double the amount required and soak them briefly in water before using. I hope this helps.

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Kate January 16, 2015 - 1:57 pm

This looks genius!!! Can’t wait to try them

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Bianca Slade January 17, 2015 - 8:13 am

Thank you. I hope you enjoy them. x

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Kaylene White January 17, 2015 - 10:02 am

Oh my gosh. I read your beautiful words, what lovely lovely news. Usually I am so eager for the ingredients I skim through but today I read it property. So very pleased for you and your family. And now so very pleased for my goodself. Am whipping these up today. Need some delicious clean snacks for my camping trip and I start my 6 week challenge Monday so perfect! XXXX

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Bianca Slade January 24, 2015 - 9:21 am

Thank YOU Kayleen. I am glad you had a chance to read it. It is a very exciting time!! I hope you enjoy the recipe, be sure to let me know. All the best with your 6 week challenge and I hope you have fun camping.

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Eli Puchie January 19, 2015 - 11:29 am

Woman, you have GOT to stop making me cry! Congratulations! Gonna make these just because of the story…and cause they sound freakin delicious…ps….thank you soooooo much for the banana bread. Have taken my 5yr old (and subsequently all of us) off sugar and he adores banana bread and now he adores yours ….as do all the tea guests I give it to. Grateful doesn’t begin to cover it…xxx

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Bianca Slade January 24, 2015 - 9:28 am

Thank YOU!!!!!! And I am sorry for making you cry!
I really appreciate the feedback and i am rapt to hear that the recipes are being enjoyed and helping with your transition to whole foods. I hope you find many more recipes that you enjoy, be sure to let me know. Bianca

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Angela January 21, 2015 - 1:08 pm

In the middle of making these now (waiting for the biscuit to cool). Once again your words have touched my heart. Such wonderful news! So happy for you and your family. Thank you for all of your delicious recipes and sharing your journey with us. Much love and blessings xx

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Bianca Slade January 24, 2015 - 9:39 am

Thank YOU so much!!! I think it is lovely that you find the time to read the words, that is not always easily done and I really appreciate it. I hope you enjoy the recipe. x

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Mel January 30, 2015 - 5:58 pm

Just sampled my first batch of Tim Tams… AMAZING! Huge hit with the kids! I’m new to your blog and just love it! Thanks for such great recipes!!!!

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Bianca Slade January 31, 2015 - 9:47 am

Thank YOU and welcome! I hope you find many recipes that you enjoyed, be sure to let me know. xx

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bron February 5, 2015 - 4:07 pm

These look incredible! All I have left to do is dip them in chocolate 🙂 I used a high powered hand blender for the filling and it worked a treat!

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Bianca Slade February 7, 2015 - 8:47 am

Fabulous!!! Thank YOU. I am glad you enjoyed them. x

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Adi April 1, 2015 - 10:41 am

These are fabulous! made them once and all my non vegan friends fell in love! thank you!

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Bianca Slade April 3, 2015 - 9:54 am

Fabulous!!! Thank YOU! I really appreciate the feedback. x

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Zoe April 2, 2015 - 10:10 am

Made these for easter. They are amazing!! Got the chocolate everywhere whilst dipping them though…even on my nose somehow.

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Bianca Slade April 3, 2015 - 9:59 am

Love it!!! Thank YOU. x

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Peta May 26, 2018 - 5:25 pm

Wow! These are awesome. I actually have a Tim Tam addiction and these are so much yummier!

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