Fruit and Cheese Platter

There is no recipe here, grab your favourite fruits and some cheeses, maybe a fruit paste – quince, or fig or spiced cherry, place them fresh and pretty on a nice board and share with family and friends. Paired nicely with a lovely glass of wine or chilled bubbly! This one was served at lunch…

Festive Fridays – Mango Daiquiris

Festive Fridays I thought for the month of December we can celebrate with some tasty cocktails (or mocktails if you prefer) and maybe even a few tasty nibbles…so let’s get this party started! Recipe 6 Ripe Mangoes, peeled and chopped 1 1/2 cups white rum (or vodka or tequila if you prefer) 6 lemons juiced…

Scrambled egg muffins

Egg and Bacon Muffins I can guarantee these will dissapear so quick, perfect for a picnic or breakfast on the go too, if they are for a picnic maybe line the muffin tray with paper muffin wrappers for ease of storage. These are gluten-free and so quick and easy to make, you can add additional…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Who doesn’t love a nice warm, fresh chocolate chip cookie? Yum, yum…my recipe you can swap flour for gluten free, the dairy for lactose free, use dark, milk or white choc chips (or even a combination) and replace the egg with egg-like substitute. Ingredients 1 cup flour 1/2 tsp baking powder…

In the Kitchen – making scones

A few weeks back I did a post with a scone recipe and the cooked scones, yummy with jam and cream (lactose free cream for me). So I was thinking when I made another batch that I should capture the creation and not just the end result. This time I tried with Gluten Free flour,…

Recipe for the Aussie Lamington

The Aussie Lamington Surely an Aussie styled cookbook could never be complete without a Lamington Recipe? There are two ways to make Lamingtons, the old fashioned way and the more time poor way. While the old fashioned way is arguably nicer, there is nothing wrong with the time poor way either. Something I used to…

Poached Pears with Vanilla Beans recipe

Poached Pears with Vanilla Beans There are so many variations for poached pears, from Kid Friendly to over the top Indulgent Adult Only pure decadence. It can be a good healthy snack or served with breakfast or of course as a dessert. My receipt below is kid-friendly, but feel free to create your own masterpiece….

Homemade Gnocchi recipe

Home Made Gnocchi This is a favourite in my house, with fresh tomato and basil sauce, filling but still light, warming in winter and fresh enough as a Summer meal as well. Mix it up and use Sweet Potato, or Pumpkin, or a mix of all three, great with a Parmesan and basil pesto too….

Sunday morning pancakes

Lazy Sunday Mornings, where the whole world is open to possibilities, I always used to love to get up and make Pancakes, when the kids were little. Fresh squeezed orange juice and pancakes, sometimes, blueberry or banana or even chocolate chip, drizzled with maple syrup or good old fashioned honey and some lovely fresh fruit,…

Scone recipe

I adore a lovely, light fluffy scone with some fresh jam and cream…so easy, yet so sweet. Scone Recipe Ingredients 2 1/2 Cups of self-raising flour 1/4 teaspoon Bicarb Soda 45g butter pinch of salt 1 cup of milk Preheat oven to 230oC Method Sieve flour, bicarb soda and salt into a bowl. added melted…

Stone fruits – plum jam recipe

Summer Stone Fruit In Australia, we know it is definitely Summer when Stone Fruit start coming into season; apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums, real favourites in my household. The first house my Husband and I lived in when our daughters were small, had a plum tree. So many plums, the kids ate them straight off the…