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Indian Vegie Feast #6 – spicy pumpkin, coconut and curry leaf

Delicious memories of India and pumpkin curries enriched with the sweet flavour of coconut inspired this recipe. During an afternoon of hands-on cooking at a charming little holiday village surrounded … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · 10 Comments

Indian Vegie Feast #4 -green bean thoran

Cracking open a coconut with the back of a machete is not a task for the feint of heart. It requires confidence, boldness and a level of adroitness beyond my … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · 24 Comments

Prawn and Ruby Grapefruit Salad

I‘ve never been a huge fan of pre cooked prawns especially not when the alternate choice is a warm, just cooked green prawn. Since relocating north, I’ve begun looking at … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · 21 Comments

Cucumber, Peanut and Coconut Salad

Pungent mustard seed oil is little appreciated in Australia except by our large community of Indian expats, but even they may not be aware Australia has it’s own high quality … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · 29 Comments

Coconut Macaroon Tartlet Shells

Gluten free pastry is blah in comparison to beautiful buttery shortcrust. I’ve tried really hard to prove myself wrong but testing a multitude of recipes and experimenting with different flours … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · 26 Comments

Crispy cocoa swirl coconut meringues

Pesky egg whites, the freezer seems to be over run with batches of three. The choices for using them seem so limited, all meringue based, pavlova, macaroon, macarons. A little … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · 24 Comments

Lime, Coconut and Ginger Fingers

Early in the life of this blog I posted a recipe for a No Bake Lemon Slice. It’s a plain recipe from the 1960s which has stood the test of … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 21 Comments

Fruit Fondue: December Cookbook Guru

Nominating one single cook book as the major source of recipes used to prepare the food for our festive dinner table is a difficult task. I believe Leah was hoping … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · 12 Comments

No Bake Coconut Pie Crust

My Mum was very inventive when it came to desserts, alas, she was not so creative with their names. As well as fruit crumbles, pies and steamed pudding, she served … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · 21 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


I was making this cake long before it gained commercial popularity in cafes across Melbourne. It came to me during a whole food hippy phase in the early eighties, cake … Continue reading

August 9, 2012 · 8 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


My ultimate cake is dense, moist and textural. It should cut without crumbling or sticking to the knife, it should not need cream to help it slip down, nor should … Continue reading

May 26, 2012 · 3 Comments