Monthly Archives: October 2010

Strawberry Shortcakes

Yummy! This is a Donna Hay recipe. She has so many super quick ideas that are delish which are ideal for weeknights. Not that I whip up desserts generally on weeknights but I had some ladies over last night for … Continue reading

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Spring On A Plate

Finally these last few days have brought clear skies and warmer weather. More rain is on the way so I thought I better enjoy the sunshine while I can and make a salad with all the fresh ingredients in season. … Continue reading

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Potato Bake For A Crowd

When people talk about comfort food I think creamy potatoes topped with crispy breadcrumbs and parmesan should top the list. Not an everyday food so I only ever make this when there are a lot of people to feed. Proper … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate And Raspberry Muffins

One of the things I miss most about Sydney is the Bourke Street Bakery so you can only imagine how happy I was when they put their book out ‘Bourke Street Bakery: the ultimate baking companion’. Recipes for their breads, … Continue reading

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Coffee, Macadamia Nut & Chocolate Brownie

This recipe is from our school cookbook and it is meant to be a cake baked in a 26cm round cake tin. I find that if I cook it like a brownie then it cooks evenly. You want it dry … Continue reading

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Grilled Haloumi With Chilli

My first experience eating haloumi cheese was in the mid 90’s. A couple of friends and I were going to an outdoor screening of a Marilyn Monroe movie. It was a hot Summer evening and my friend Thomas suggested we … Continue reading

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Lamb Burgers With Minted Yoghurt

A stress free family dinner in our household is when everyone gets a breadroll, tortilla or flatbread then I put out some plates of various fillings for everyone to help themselves to. That way the boy meat eaters are happy. … Continue reading

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Drip Beef

Brisbane has had buckets of rain dumped on it the last few days. The creek near us which is usually just a trickle is now a raging torrent. I did the school drop off this morning in gumboots which rarely … Continue reading

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Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Brisbane is unbelievably fortunate to have the Gallery of Modern Art, which only opened a few years ago. The timing coincided with us moving back to Brisbane from Sydney! Lucky us. It is my place of choice to wander through … Continue reading

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Sherry Vinegar Salad Dressing

This is a dressing I have been making regularly since I bought the Meals In Heels cookbook. The sherry vinegar is the star but try and use a really good extra virgin olive oil. I have a bottle of Joseph … Continue reading

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