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Category Archives: Sweet mouthfuls

Sesame Coated Jam Drops

I love to make fruit preserves. The cupboard is laden with jam made from plums off friends trees, fragrant berries  bought cheaply at the height of their season and apricots, … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Walnut Coffee Cookies

  I have a coffee addiction, a four espresso shots a day addiction. It’s the flavour and the aroma of coffee that I love and nothing other of an unsweetened … Continue reading

July 31, 2012 · 3 Comments


It is thanks to our wonderful family friend Auntie Marj that I can bake feather light scones, make delicious tomato chutney and green tomato pickle and top my toast with … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · 4 Comments

Jammy Coconut Slice

Mum had a repertoire of similar recipes to this, and the ingredients she has to hand dictated which she chose to make. She made a slice with jam and a … Continue reading

July 4, 2012 · Leave a comment


Meringues for grown ups! The coffee in these tasty morsels counter acts the teeth jarring sweetness of a traditional meringue. This is a dinner party standby that I make to … Continue reading

June 29, 2012 · 8 Comments

Double Choc Chip Cookies

If I had a cent for every one of these cookies I made in my catering career I’d be rich! My chocolate splattered recipe book has calculations for making up … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

BROWNIES: made with cocoa

There must be thousands of Brownie recipes, each claiming to be the best. “Best” when describing food is subjective, our likes and needs as various as there are brownie recipes! … Continue reading

June 10, 2012 · 1 Comment


Baking these biscuits again after many many years has been a revelation! Following my Mum’s instructions and using inexpensive ingredients that were always on hand, this recipe is the source … Continue reading

May 7, 2012 · 2 Comments


These luscious no bake bars have been part of my life for as long as I can remember. While I don’t have any recollection at all of my own Mum … Continue reading

April 17, 2012 · 4 Comments


ANZAC BISCUITS (Cookies) are known and loved by every baby boomer Aussie and Kiwi alike. It is a commonly held belief that they were named  because the mothers and wives … Continue reading

April 12, 2012 · 2 Comments