Monthly Archives: October 2010

Buttermilk Pancakes With Caramel Sauce And Bananas

Levi was in charge of pancakes this morning and he is getting better every time. He used to specialise in making ‘pancake rollups’. A name he came up with to give his failed flipped pancakes some dignity. Essie thought they … Continue reading

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Mini Flourless Chocolate And Almond Desserts

To be honest I’m not sharing any new recipe. I have just found a new way to serve the Little Chocolate Cakes and turn them into mini desserts. They worked beautifully. Just bake the cakes in a nice thick paper … Continue reading

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Roast Vegetable And Feta Tart

Sometimes I like to buy myself a lunch time treat from a really good bakery and more often then not it is a roast vegetable tart. I really think you can’t do much better for a quick lunch and everytime … Continue reading

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Raspberry Chocolate Tarts

These are not the ideal treats to make when you have four children or any number of children for that matter or are just time poor. The chocolate ganache is straight forward. Making the pastry is super simple. It is … Continue reading

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Coq Au Vin

I was so happy with dinner last night. Bill’s Coq Au Vin. Bill Granger is known for simplicity but good, good flavours and this recipe was in every way a Bill Granger. A bit of a twist on the slow … Continue reading

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Pulled Beef Tacos With Guacamole

Emma, who has a dream job working at Black Pearl Epicure, shared this recipe with me after reading about my attempt at Drip Beef. I absolutely love the idea of drip beef/pulled beef being used in a taco and dressing … Continue reading

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Chocolate Slice

This recipe is from my neighbour (well my parents neighbour) Mrs Beckman. She is a dear friend and when we go to visit she always has a delicious baked treat waiting for me and the kids. This chocolate slice is … Continue reading

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Thai Green Papaya Salad

My eldest is doing a talk soon on his favourite state or territory. He has decided on the Northern Territory even though he has never been. But there is a big train line that goes straight through the middle, so … Continue reading

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Fresh Berry Yoghurt Crumble

Here is a really easy dessert that isn’t terribly rich. The crumble topping is so moreish and once it is baked you could sprinkle it on anything. Ice-cream, stewed fruit, fresh fruit. There was a recipe in an issue of … Continue reading

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Grilled Vegetables With Salsa Verde

I was keen to get stuck into my new book ‘The Free Range Cook’ by Annabel Langbein with this recipe. Not much to it if you have a food processor and BBQ handy. For the grilled vegetables you could cook … Continue reading

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