Monthly Archives: January 2011

Lychee And Coconut Ice-Cream

I am having so much fun with my ice-cream maker and this sublime ice-cream makes buying your own machine worthwhile.  You just can’t buy this dreamy flavour. The combination of lychee and coconut is one I’d heard of but never … Continue reading

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Emergency Pasta

This is such a basic in our house that I feel a little funny about sharing this recipe as there is nothing special about it.  I always have tins of whole, peeled tomatoes in the pantry and a few bags … Continue reading

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Family Beef And Mushroom Pie

Who would have thought a big pie for dinner would make everyone so happy?  But this recipe tastes just so, so good.  Some creamy mashed potato, steamed veges and you have one hearty, wholesome, delicious family dinner. I have been … Continue reading

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Lunch Box Slice

Levi and Tilly returned to school this morning.  Both of them are very happy with their classes and their teachers and I expect it will be another good year.  I’m really enjoying reading everyone’s sandwich filling ideas and I’ll have … Continue reading

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Tanya’s Chocolate Bubble Bars

School starts back on Monday and I don’t know whether I’m happy about that or not.  Levi and Tilly are raring to get back and I’m looking forward to the house staying cleaner for longer.  I can reclaim my table … Continue reading

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Prue’s Gianduja Mousse

Prue, Joel’s cousin, made this lovely little mousse for us the other night and I had to get the recipe.  I made a double batch of it, some for the kids and some for the adults.  The adult version had … Continue reading

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Moroccan Lamb Tagine With Pomegranate and Cherries

Joel’s aunt Angela cooks beautiful, delicious food.  Every time we have eaten her creations I’m always left wishing I had asked for recipes and a cooking lesson. We were treated to dinner at Angela and Uncle Rod’s place last week. … Continue reading

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Russian Caramels

I have spoken previously about this recipe and how it is my idea of fudge – crumbly caramel perfection.  It has taken me a while to post up seeing this is from Christmas.  I can’t trust myself to make another … Continue reading

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Corn Tortillas With Spicy Beef

I have been rationing the last of our vegetables and salads.  Our lettuce is looking a little wilted but I perked up when I discovered some replenishments in the fresh produce aisles this morning at the local shops.  Before I … Continue reading

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One Big Batch Of Cookies

The last couple of weeks I have been given alot of brilliant recipes that I’m so keen to share but I want to first share some quick baking recipes that we are making for Baked Relief.  Some very straight forward … Continue reading

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