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Category Archives: Breakfast and Brunch

Marmalade: Mandarin Ginger Aperol

I’m a compulsive jam maker.  Making raspberry, strawberry, plum and apricot jam is a summertime ritual and then once the season cools and citrus fruits are in their prime I … Continue reading

May 11, 2017 · 7 Comments

olive oil and fennel seed spelt sourdough

I love bread, good dense sourdough bread with a crispy crunchy crust and a chewy crumb, the style of bread you see being sold at a high price in boutique … Continue reading

May 4, 2017 · 18 Comments

Ginger Tomato Cake

The very first piece of food trivia I ever learned was that tomatoes are fruit, but why do we limit ourselves to eating tomatoes as savoury food? While I was … Continue reading

April 13, 2017 · 34 Comments

Hot Cross Buns ’17 : 100% spelt sourdough

It’s a while since I wrote about bread baking but my passion for slowly fermented 100% spelt sourdough bread continues to grow. My bread is essentially flour and salt mixed … Continue reading

April 6, 2017 · 22 Comments

Jam-Strawberries with Passionfruit

One of the aspects I truly loved about Melbourne when we lived there was the four distinct seasons. The people in Brisbane talk about “spring” but the only change I … Continue reading

September 15, 2016 · 20 Comments

GF Pumpkin, Parmesan and Parsley Muffins

At long last, the humidity has dropped and so have the temperatures. I’d hardly call it cold, but this is what the locals call winter in Brisbane, overnight temperatures around … Continue reading

June 28, 2016 · 30 Comments

Spanish Olive Oil and Fennel Wafers

Spanish sugar coated olive oil and fennel wafer biscuits have no local equivalent in flavour or texture. When I lived in Melbourne I could buy imported Ines Rosales brand Tortas … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · 40 Comments

Fig and Walnut 100% Spelt Sourdough Bread

Teaching the man in my life to make bread seems weird. He retired a while ago from a high pressure high stress professional career, but he’s never shown any interest … Continue reading

June 9, 2016 · 23 Comments

In My kitchen June 2016

Thanks to Maureen “The Orgasmic Chef” for hosting this fantastic forum of food bloggers from around the world. Follow the link to see what others are doing, or better still, … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · 46 Comments

Buckwheat Blini

  “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” says Shakespeare, but does a pikelet taste better if it’s called a blini? I’ve been researching, trying to establish … Continue reading

March 30, 2016 · 9 Comments

Hot Cross Buns – 100% Spelt Sourdough

  What ever happened to Chelsea buns, Boston buns, coffee scrolls and the plethora of yeasted sticky fruit buns of different shapes, sizes and garnishes that adorned the display window … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · 22 Comments

Tomato Ginger Jam

  I’ve been waiting for super sweet ripe and juicy Roma tomatoes sold as sauce tomatoes to hit the markets so I can begin some experimenting with some different preserves. … Continue reading

February 23, 2016 · 34 Comments

100% Sourdough Spelt Bread made simple

My sourdough bread baking journey began over 2 years ago. Finally I’ve arrived. Motivated by digestive issues that necessitated the exclusion of all bread except slowly fermented sourdough spelt from … Continue reading

February 18, 2016 · 90 Comments

My Top Ten Recipes for 2015

Over the course of this past year, I wrote a new post on average six times per month. I tested a lot of recipes, and you know how it is, … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · 21 Comments