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Category Archives: Dips and Spreads

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

Spicy Tomato Relish

  Spicy Tomato Relish – low Fodmap Onion, garlic, apples and dried fruit are common ingredients in fruit based homemade chutneys of the style our mothers and grandmothers made when … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · 37 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

Sauce Gribiche – mayo with a twist

Sauce Gribiche is best described as mayonnaise made with cooked egg yolks. It’s a classic French accompaniment for cold poached fish, but what sets it apart from the average mayonnaise … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · 22 Comments

Steamed Rice Studded Meatballs

Hands up if you love meatballs. The sea of hands is proof.  Age, race and gender are no barrier to meatball love, even vegetarians enjoy plant based versions. The four … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · 25 Comments

Potted Leftover Cheese Ends

I come from a long line of cheese lovers, in fact one of my earliest food memories is tasting blue veined cheese with my paternal grandparents. They passed their passion … Continue reading

December 29, 2015 · 25 Comments

Speedy Smoked Salmon Mousse

This recipe adhere’s to the infamous KISS principle, “keep it short and sweet.” I’m pressed for time right now, preparing for Christmas and the visit of my family from down … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · 23 Comments

Olive and Rosemary Focaccia

I’ve been messing about with spelt flour as a wheat replacement for a couple of years. I am not coeliac, nor do I have gluten intolerance, my gut simply cannot … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · 21 Comments

Herb and Fetta Filos Rolls

My potted herb garden is flourishing in the Brisbane humidity. The pots of chives and parsley I shifted from Melbourne. I cut them right back, then they were wrapped in … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · 23 Comments

Blood Orange Curd

    There’ll be a million things I’ll miss when I move from Melbourne to Brisbane, loving family, sociable friends and fantastic neighbours. I’ll miss the seasons too, the exteme … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · 26 Comments

Passionfruit Cordial

  Passionfruit vines are very productive for the first few years of their life. My daughter recently harvested several large bagsfull from a rampant young vine that had grown to … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · 16 Comments

Curried Carrot and Cashew Nut Fritters

I’ve been helping out with the Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Scheme at my grand daughter’s school, helping the Grade 3 & 4 kids as they cook vegetable based recipes using … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · 17 Comments

Pumpkin Scones: Gluten Free and Delicious

It’s school holidays again and I’ve been wracking my brain for simple baking ideas to help keep my granddaughters entertained in the kitchen. The difficult part is that the youngest … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · 17 Comments

Oat and Walnut Crackers

 We fell head over heels in love with oat crackers while in New Zealand, not traditional Scottish Oatcakes which we treat like old friends but sassy crunchy crackers with nuts. … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · 83 Comments