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sharing recipes from one generation to the next

Crispy cocoa swirl coconut meringues

Pesky egg whites, the freezer seems to be over run with batches of three. The choices for using them seem so limited, all meringue based, pavlova, macaroon, macarons. A little … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · 21 Comments

Super Seafood Pie

It’s three years since we departed for an epic five month journey to the UK. In my typical style it’s the food we ate during our journey that is my … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 27 Comments

Savoury Spelt Scone Scrolls

It’s the fifth annual Internatioanal Scone Week in the blogoshere, hosted by the wonderful Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial. Perusing the recipes that were contributed in 2012 and … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 31 Comments

Pickled ‘n’ Spiced Oranges

We are not gravy lovers. While I understand the attraction of this well loved umami laden sauce, I find it generally masks the flavour of the food it accompanies. Mustard, … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 23 Comments

Quinoa flour and yoghurt flatbreads

No one is more surprised about the success of these flatbreads than I am. In the days when I was still able to eat wheat I would buy wholemeal flour … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · 31 Comments

The Cookbook Guru – Marbled Tea Eggs

This month’s Cookbook Guru‘s task is to take a recipe book from our own library and promote it’s virtues as a contender for 2015’s booklist. Today I made Marbled Tea … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · 19 Comments

In My August Kitchen

I can never complain that my life is monochromatic. In the month of July we’ve actively grandparented for 2 weeks, travelled interstate, and survived (just) a super virulent bout of … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · 62 Comments

Carrot and Cornmeal Soda Bread

Adapting to eating within the constraints of the FODMAP diet has taken time. Learning to cook without onion and garlic and giving up apples and pears have been quite an … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 32 Comments

“Cajun” Spice Mix

I hope it’s just the winter blues that are clouding my brain, creating a fog that’s slowing down my writing process. If I was writing with a pen, on paper, … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · 19 Comments

Asian style chicken noodle soup

I first posted this soup recipe 2 years ago, when my blog was in it’s infancy. It’s so simple and good that I thought it was worth sharing again, especially as cold … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · 18 Comments

Nostalgic Family Food

“We taste with our hearts as much as our tongues. What else could explain adult preferences for their mother’s dishes over those prepared by a great chef.” From The Flavour … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · 24 Comments

Vegetable Moussaka

There was a period in our lives when we were vegetarians, not motivated by health or moral sanctity but purely by economics. Feeding a hungry Dad and three growing teenagers during … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · 15 Comments

Chocolate Orange Mousse

As young newlyweds in the seventies, we often hosted dinner parties for family and friends. They were simple, casual and good fun. Entertaining business associates and their spouses on the … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · 20 Comments

Italian style zucchini and parmesan cheese soup

It’s rare for me to feel constrained by ingredient supply or immature palates when I cook, but choosing a Neil Perry recipe to prepare for this month’s Cookbook Guru has … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 21 Comments

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