Monthly Archives: July 2011

Apple And Raspberry Pandowdy

What a ‘pandowdy’ is exactly still has me a little confused.  I understand it is sweetened baked fruit topped with a short crust pastry, just like a pie.  But apparently the difference between a pie and a pandowdy is that … Continue reading

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Blueberry And Almond Toasted Muesli With Raspberry Swirl Yoghurt

For all those muesli lovers out there that can’t stop eating the French Chocolate Granola I have found a healthier everyday toasted muesli which is pretty delicious.  This is your weekday muesli and the chocolate one can be for weekends … Continue reading

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Asian Roast Chicken

Here is a fantastic recipe for a quick mid-week meal.  It is another recipe from the community cookbook from Nourish by Bardon State School.  If you are organised you can prepare this earlier in the day and leave the chicken … Continue reading

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Ginger Cake

It has been 6 months since Queensland was hit by the floods and today we finally went out to Buaraba to see how much it has changed.  The house, the water tank and the kids playground has all gone but … Continue reading

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Oat Choc Chunk Cookies

This is a good cookie for lunch boxes or afternoon tea snacks.  I love putting rolled oats in as many things as I can for the kids as it is such a great source of energy and a good filler.  … Continue reading

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Middle Eastern Spiced Lamb Pizza

This was the second lamb pizza and I found the recipe here.  It calls for Lebanese bread to be used as the base but I used pizza dough. I loved the addition of the pumpkin but I do prefer the … Continue reading

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Lamb Pizza With Preserved Lemons

My sister, Petrina, bought me a cookbook full of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and North African dishes called ‘Crazy Water Pickled Lemons’.  A beautiful book and this recipe for Lamb Pizza with Preserved Lemons was in there. Variations of lamb pizza … Continue reading

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Freezer Love

My freezer plays a vital role in keeping the show running in this very busy household.  The list seems to be growing all the time as to what I can stash away for another day and I get very excited … Continue reading

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Spiced Cauliflower Soup

The last couple of weeks have been a blur of activity and there has hardly been a minute in each day to stop and catch my breath.  Unfortunately not all the activity has been of the fun kind.  There have … Continue reading

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Balsamic Strawberries

Watching tennis makes me crave strawberries and I’ve had too many late nights over the last week watching Wimbledon and my craving for strawberries has reached epic proportions.  When I’m craving strawberries I either want them in an Eton Mess … Continue reading

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