Monthly Archives: November 2010

Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake

I have made this cake so many times and it is the only reason, besides gingerbread, why I have a pantry stocked with dark brown sugar. It is dense, dark, sticky and aromatic. It is from Nigella Lawson’s ‘How To … Continue reading

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Roast Chicken With Lentils

I always thought that lentils were a substitute for meat but I have a new appreciation for lentils and now see that they can accompany meat very happily. The simplest way to bring roast chicken and lentils together is inspired … Continue reading

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We Have A Winner!

Tilly, our resident artist, drew a card for all those in the running for the book voucher from Black Cats Books and Cafe. We popped the cards in Elliott’s wagon. Drum roll … and the winner is … Congratulations Diana! … Continue reading

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This is barely a recipe but crunchies are indispensable in our family. My Grandma makes crunchies, my mum makes crunchies and now I make crunchies. My kids gobble them up so quickly. If you have a few slices of bread … Continue reading

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Book Voucher Giveaway

Only one day left to go in the draw to win a $20 gift voucher to spend at Black Cat Books & Cafe in Paddington. If you don’t live in Brisbane you might know someone that you can treat who … Continue reading

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Fruit Mince And Chocolate Scrolls

Well I have had a fun morning doing a spot of baking and I was surprised how quickly this delicious treat came together. I tipped all the dough ingredients into the mixmaster fitted with a dough hook then mixed it … Continue reading

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Pear And Ginger Fruit Mince

Every morning when I’m driving out and about I listen to Madonna King on 612 ABC. Besides the Triple P Parenting segment the highlight for me is when Alison Alexander shares her recipes and food ideas. This recipe is one … Continue reading

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Honey Soy Chicken Kebabs

I don’t know if it because I’m so tired and busy with end of year activities but I’m getting increasingly unenthusiastic about cooking dinner at night. The kids are so hit and miss with what they will eat. Last night … Continue reading

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Easiest Chocolate Coconut Slice

Well this recipe lived up to its name. This is really, really easy. Half way through doing the washing up last night I realised I had nothing for morning tea for kids lunch boxes. I was so tired and did … Continue reading

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Crisp Spice Biscuits

These are brilliant with a mug of coffee or a cup of tea. They are Christmas in a biscuit and an ideal homemade treat to gift. I made 3 batches all at once last week. Then I divided the dough … Continue reading

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