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Category Archives: Snacks

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 · 81 Comments

Zucchini Butter

 If I had to name one vegetable I couldn’t live without, it would be zucchini. It’s lucky to earn that honour because my real favourite, tomato, is a fruit. Zucchini … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · 26 Comments

Crushed Spiced Carrot Salad

Last month while I was travelling, contributors to the Cookbook Guru were busy cooking and posting from Paua Wolfert’s The Food of Morocco.” I confess, at the time, I was … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · 23 Comments

Parsnip and Smoked Almond Skordalia

The origins of skordalia are firmly planted in Greece. A traditional garlicky puree of either potatoes, moist bread or almonds emulsified with olive oil, it’s occasionally served as a dip … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · 14 Comments

Amarena Cherry Stuffed Amaretti

There is a funny story attached to this recipe. Having friends around is always an excuse to bake, to spread not only the love, but the calories. And so it … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · 30 Comments

Prawn Salad with Avocado Wasabi Cream

Prawns sold cooked are a wonderfully quick meal, but I have finicky eater in my house who prefers their meat and fish filleted and prawns ready peeled. I’m finicky too. … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 27 Comments

Oozy Cherry Camembert

  My Dad was a sociable sort of guy. I wouldn’t call him a party animal, but he loved both incisive conversation and social banter. He joined a Wine and … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 24 Comments

Gin and Cucumber Vinaigrette for Oysters

In direct contrast to the way I like to eat, I become a lazy cook in the summer holidays. “Minimum effort, maximum enjoyment” becomes my mantra. Meals prepared on the … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · 15 Comments

Mustard Pickled Zucchini

Top shelves and out of the way spaces in my house are filled to bursting point with an accumulation of memorabilia and things I might need one day. Bitten by … Continue reading

December 16, 2014 · 27 Comments

dukkah

Dukkah, a loose savoury blend of toasted and roughly crushed nuts and seeds blended with spices, has Egyptian origins. Traditionally it’s served with bread which is first dipped into olive … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · 20 Comments

Zucchini, mint and feta fritters

Vegetable fritters are a lunchtime favourite in our house. The usual choices are sweet corn, cauliflower, carrots and zucchini, sometimes alone, other times mixed together. I usually ad lib making … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 23 Comments