Category Archives: Recipe

Pork-a-licious

Oh this recipe is just soooo delicious. ¬†And it’s easy to make, I mean you are actually meant to burn the pork a little ūüėČ ¬†It’s my take on a recipe from this month’s Donna Hay Magazine. ¬†It’s completely un-authentic … Continue reading

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Lemon, ginger, mint and honey refresher

This summer, much of Australia has been plunged into heatwave after heatwave. It’s been so hot that the Bureau of Meteorology has needed ¬†to add extra colours to its temperature graphs to show how high the temperatures are reaching. And … Continue reading

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Yummy sounding recipes from around the blogosphere

Hi folks Some yummy sounding recipes from around the blogosphere that I would like to try.¬† As I was gazing at them I thought that¬†maybe you’d like to try them too. So here they are: Homemade chai and chai concentrate … Continue reading

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Honey, date and brandy ice cream

Definitely an adults only indulgence with a hint of Christmas about it from the brandy… 100 g dates, sliced to a thickness depending on preference scant half cup of boiling water 200 mL of cream 600 mL of vanilla custard … Continue reading

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Carrot, fennel and chickpea soup

Baby it’s cold outside and this soup would have to be the leading contender for the 2012 “Go to soup”. You can see the 2010 ¬†“Go to soup” via the¬†link here. Recipe: 1 large or 2 small leaks, clean and … Continue reading

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Bee’s Hot Cross Buns

Making hot cross buns have been part of my Easter tradition since I was a little girl. ¬†Over the years I’ve used all sorts of recipes from no knead to more traditional, changing up the spices, with and without an … Continue reading

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Chilli that would make a Southerner turn in his grave…

…but it tastes delicious. Recipe 4 rashers of bacon, chopped 1 onion thickly diced 1/2 tsp fennel seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 2 heaped tsp ground cumin 500 g (1 lb) minced/ground beef … Continue reading

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Berry and apple jam

A few years ago if you’d asked me what my favourite bought jam was I would have answered “some type of berry jam”. ¬†Until this year I had only ever made one batch of berry jam. ¬†We eat all sorts … Continue reading

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Chicken confessions

I became a vegetarian at the ripe old age of eight.¬† Or should I say I became an ethical vegetarian then because, though my mother was very understanding, trying to provide a meat and meatless meal each night for her … Continue reading

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Simple pleasures in a tea cup

One small bunch of lemon balm ¬†from the garden, ¬†a mug, boiling water. Lemon…yes, but also a slight sense of heat like in ginger.

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