Monthly Archives: March 2013

Assorted Cookies

It just occurred to me earlier this week that I have not seen any hot cross buns here.  I know we get bombarded with the supermarket version straight after Christmas back in Australia so it feels a little quiet here … Continue reading

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Frozen Strawberry Milkshakes

I adore The River Cottage books and TV shows and I just recently purchased this tome to add to my collection.  What makes this book unique is all the background information on ingredients.  For instance, the first chapter is on … Continue reading

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Lemon And Herb Spaghetti

My kids have always been hit or miss when it comes to serving pasta and it has been a long time since I served it for dinner.  In the last couple of weeks we have had it twice and most … Continue reading

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One Pot Spiced Apple Cake

Cake recipes that only require one bowl and a bit of mixing by hand are gold.  They are usually so straight forward that a kid could make them.  This one is easy but it does require a little knife work … Continue reading

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Spicy BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

Our BBQ has been getting a good workout now the weather is warming up.  This is a very easy spice mix that I use for chicken drumsticks and the kids all love it.  The ‘spicy’ bit isn’t so much heat … Continue reading

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Pistachio Meringues With Rosewater Cream

The weekends here lately have been so gorgeous.  Clear, sunny skies, trees are blossoming  and everyone seems to be out and about enjoying the warm change.  Our kids spent the majority of the weekend in the pool and by the … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Dessert, Entertaining, Feeding A Crowd | 4 Comments

Roast Vegetable Tarte Tatin

I’m a little embarrassed to admit that this is yet another recipe inspired from watching My Kitchen Rules, but doesn’t it look so delicious? ‘Tarte Tatin’ sounds so technical and fiddly but it isn’t.  The basic idea is to roast … Continue reading

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Baharat BBQ Steaks With Sweet Potato Mash And Mint Yoghurt Sauce

My goodness it has been a long time since I had a steak on the BBQ.  We bought some sirloin steaks on the weekend and I couldn’t wait to get home and fire up our new Weber.  I knew exactly … Continue reading

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Apple Breakfast Bruschetta

I saw this sweet breakfast bruschetta being made on TV awhile ago by a former contestant on Masterchef, Debra Sederlan, and I bookmarked the recipe with the plan to make it that very weekend.  Well it didn’t happen then but eventually … Continue reading

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Carrot Soup

There are so many variations of carrot soup – creamy, spicy, curried, caramelised etc.  I would say this is a creamy carrot soup which is more appealing to my kids but it wouldn’t be my favourite version.  I knew that … Continue reading

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