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Pear and Ginger Upside Down Cake

Lost, a tatty, food splattered magazine clipping. It’s the recipe for a much loved pear and ginger upside cake. I’d already bought the pears and checked the pantry for treacle … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · 24 Comments

Lemon, Fig and Ginger Nut Cake

I’ve been putting some cake recipes I rank as old favourites through their paces to see how they adapt to being baked using spelt flour rather than wheat. Those of … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · 30 Comments

Sourdough Crepe Cake with Meyer Lemon Curd and Blueberries

Perfecting the technique needed to bake crusty 100% spelt sourdough bread is a work in progress in my kitchen. It’s been a journey and my loaves are improving, but to … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · 24 Comments

Nancy’s Hazelnut Sponge

Preparing my Cookbook Guru post earlier in December I came across this recipe in my old battered blue folder. Nancy, a Calabrian co-worker in the kitchen shared her light and … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · 15 Comments

Brunetti’s Almond Cake

I felt compelled to cook from”A Taste of Venice” after referencing fictional Italian detectives in a previous post. Food plays such an important role in Italian life, so it seems … Continue reading

December 21, 2013 · 10 Comments

Chocolate, Coffee and Walnut Cake

One of my favourite wine makers is Charles Melton in South Australia’s Barossa Valley. Charlie is the quintessential Aussie primary producer, hardworking, layback, self effacing and passionate about his product. … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · 36 Comments

Madame’s GF Raspberry Surprise Cupcakes

My gluten free friend loves to bake and she always has an appreciative audience. She’s impressed many important people with her raspberry cupcakes, but has always been reluctant to share … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · 19 Comments


Travelling in Ireland in 2011 with Leah was a wonderful experience. My husband/her father has Irish heritage. He seemed so at home sitting in the pub nursing a pint of … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · 10 Comments

Gluten Free Citrus Marmalade Cake

Marmalade seems to be consumed at a very slow pace in our house. Leah brought us an enormous jar of her delicious homemade lime marmalade when she visited at Christmastime … Continue reading

May 4, 2013 · 15 Comments

Strawberry Almond Shortcake

Mention “strawberry shortcake” and my mind will immediately think of a cutesy pie little dolly that my daughters played with endlessly thirty years ago. However, this is not a strawberry … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · 15 Comments


I hate waste. It’s poor economy and irresponsible consumerism!!! You can read my tips for reducing kitchen waste here. Now I’ve got that off my chest, there are many solutions … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 10 Comments

Roasted Plum Butter Cake

Summer brings gifts of stone fruits grown by friends and neighbours. A recent generous gift of plums inspired this delicious cake. The dense sweet lemony base is counter balanced by … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · 13 Comments

Sandra’s famous Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

This is as good as cake gets! A rich amalgamation of chocolate and nuts, it’s never cloying and never dry and the chewy nutty texture prolongs the chocolatey sensory pleasure. … Continue reading

December 9, 2012 · 8 Comments

Lemon and Ginger Fingers

I got a bit frantic hunting out this recipe. It wasn’t in the book where I expected to find it. Eventually it turned up hiding in my battered blue folder … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · 4 Comments