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Tag Archives: ginger

Banana pineapple and ginger cake

In my working life I was a cook for a catering company. The kitchen staff cooked breakfast and lunch for our little shop front cafe, but the majority of our … Continue reading

August 17, 2017 · 21 Comments

Steamed Barramundi with ginger and spring onion sauce

Winter ills have laid me low for the passed couple of weeks. I’ve had the sniffles and a hacking cough that has the unhappy knack of reasserting itself just when … Continue reading

August 10, 2017 · 26 Comments

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

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

The Cookbook Guru – Katie Ate Sizzling Prawns

After the frustration I experienced with the recipe for carrot cake with cointreau soaked sultanas, I thought it only fair to trial a different style of recipe from “What Katie … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · 18 Comments

Steamed Baby Snapper with Ginger and Garlic Chives

Steaming a whole fish is a challenge. The fish is easy to buy and so are the seasonings, the hard part is finding a steamer large enough to fit the … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · 29 Comments

Sticky Black Rice with Ginger Syrup

I always sit up and take notice when a cafe breakfast menu offers something over and above the usual eggs/bacon/pancakes and muesli choices. I’d much rather be able to choose … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · 24 Comments

Orange and Ginger Pickled Beets

We spent a leisurely ten days in Brisbane last month. On our first morning we chose a cafe at Eagle Street Pier on the Brisbane River for breakfast. The setting … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · 30 Comments

Molasses Ginger Cookies

Making biscuits and slices to satisfy my long skinny husband’s sweet tooth is the biggest cooking challenge of all if we strictly adhere to our wheat free diet. He really … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · 36 Comments

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

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

Florentines, naturally gluten free

Removing gluten from my diet has improved my well being immeasurably. However, I question the value of the vast range of commercial gluten free copycat products on the supermarket shelves. … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · 15 Comments

Old Fashioned Ginger Nuts

Commercial sweet treats were almost unheard of in my childhood home, but my Grandma occasionally bought a packet of Ginger Nuts. Fascinated, I watched as the adults dunked their hard … Continue reading

April 20, 2013 · 25 Comments