Category Archives: Kids In The Kitchen

Tilly’s Chilli Thermomix

I purchased a Thermomix  (TM) last year and have been putting it to good use many times a day.  Recently I have been adapting some of my favourite recipes to make in the TM as it makes mid-week meals easier. … Continue reading

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No Knead Breadrolls

The new school year has kicked off here and it has been good to have the kids at school from the first day rather than coming in a couple of months into the school year.  We know what to expect … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Basics, Bread, Kids In The Kitchen, School Lunches | 6 Comments

Italian Bread Pizza

We are heading into late Summer here and thoroughly enjoying all the good produce that is now in season.  Peaches, nectarines, plums, cherries and tomatoes.  The tomatoes I have seen around the shops and markets are so varied. I don’t … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Afternoon Tea, Cookies, Kids In The Kitchen | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Afternoon Tea, Drinks, Kids In The Kitchen | 3 Comments

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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The Better Flour Tortillas

A couple of years ago I posted up a Donna Hay recipe for Flour Tortillas.  It takes a bit of time to work the butter into the flour but the water measurements were way off. I would add half the … Continue reading

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Basic Homemade Bread

Happy new year!  A new year and I’m happy to get it started, take stock of life and think about the year ahead.  We’ll be staying put in California for 2013 and we hope to see as much as we … Continue reading

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Quick Chicken Tacos

We have started our search for our more permanent accommodation here is Silicone Valley.  Tonight we put in an application on a 3 bedroom townhouse which I fear may be a little squishy, however, it is in a beautiful area, … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Rocky Road

This recipe is a keeper.  It is a recipe from my friend Jo, originally from her friend Kirani, which I have ever so slightly tweaked.  It makes a huge slab to feed the masses.  Perfect for Christmas gifts, parties and … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Kids In The Kitchen, Treats | 7 Comments