Monthly Archives: May 2011

Guest Blogger – Quick Apple And Peach Crumble

(I am currently knee deep in packing so my dear friend Little Miss Moi has kindly shared a recipe today – enjoy!) There’s nothing more I like than a little bit of dessert, and I have many-a-times been a willing … Continue reading

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Caramel Milkshake

We are right in the middle of packing up all our belongings and getting ready to move.  Most of our things will go into storage and we will try and just keep out the essentials and some of the kids … Continue reading

Posted in Afternoon Tea, Kids In The Kitchen, Treats | 7 Comments

Whole Poached Chicken And Noodle Soup

Sometimes a recipe comes into your life and you know it is there to stay. A recipe that is simple, super impressive and everyone just loves it.  This recipe for whole poached chicken is one such recipe. I had been … Continue reading

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Ginger Slice

Growing up there was rarely any chocolate in our house.  I have fond memories of a small brown box of animal shaped carobs that mum had bought and were rationed out over many, many days.  Occasionally dad, who has a … Continue reading

Posted in Afternoon Tea, Baking, Slice | 2 Comments

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

This is the dish that both girls request for their birthday dinners.  Pumpkin soup with a little greek yoghurt dolloped on top and a big crusty loaf of bread to rip up and dunk. This is a complete meal for … Continue reading

Posted in Family Dinner, Lunch, Soup | 9 Comments

Almond Croissant

Well the French Open starts in 4 days and 7 hours, not that I will have the energy to stay up late and watch all the coverage.  So what better reason does one need to sit down with a good … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Breakfast | 6 Comments

Tandoori Chicken With Pickled Onions

This recipe sounds complicated but it is pretty straightforward and incredibly delicious. When the chicken is baking in the oven the house smells incredible.  This is not something the little kids will eat as I like to have this a … Continue reading

Posted in Dinner, Family Dinner | 5 Comments

You Can’t Catch Me I’m A Gingerbread Man

I was standing in line for a coffee on Saturday holding Essie’s hand.  A lovely, soft spoken, elderly lady came up to me and was commenting on Essie’s beautiful blonde curls and how beautiful children are.  She told me not … Continue reading

Posted in Afternoon Tea, Baking, Christmas, Cookies, Kids In The Kitchen, School Lunches | 8 Comments

Croque Madame

This is a fantastic Sunday night supper which is basically just an amped up version of a ham and cheese toasted sandwich.  I am a big fan of just the Croque Monsieur which is this minus the egg.  But the … Continue reading

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Persian Orange And Almond Cake

Joel and I returned from our coastal sojourn where the weather was warm, the setting picture perfect and the food was sensational.  Then we walked in the door back home and panicked that we won’t get an opportunity to sneak … Continue reading

Posted in Afternoon Tea, Baking, Cakes, Dessert | 7 Comments