Category Archives: School Lunches

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

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Chocolate Spelt Cake

It has been a long time between drinks and I’ve had quite a few emails from kind souls asking if I’m still here and I am indeed.  We have had every weekend booked up over the last few months with … 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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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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Bliss Balls

In my teens and twenties I would go weak at the knees for some elaborate dessert like triple chocolate brownie with ice-cream and fudge sauce.  Of course I’m still very partial to these sugar, butter and cream loaded goodies.  Some evenings … Continue reading

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Crostini

Here I am, lounging about on a Sunday evening with the baseball on in the background.  I know nothing about baseball but when it seems that everywhere here is gripped with San Francisco Giants fever, it is hard to ignore.  … Continue reading

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Chorizo, Spinach And Cheese Muffins

I’m on a quest, well I have been for a few years now, for the perfect savoury muffin.  I want good savoury muffins not only to have stored in the freezer for kids lunch boxes but also to serve warm … Continue reading

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Beef Empanadas

Last night we went to a friend’s house for paella and it was the highlight of my week.  I knew my kids might get a little impatient waiting for this huge paella to cook so I made a batch of … 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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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

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