Recipes

Christmas, Recipes

Turkey Breast with cranberries and brie

Turkey Breast with cranberries and brie

The benefit of cooking just the breast is that this doesn’t take hours and hours in the oven. This is also a fabulous dish served cold, so if you know it’s going to be a scorcher on the 25th, you can prepare it the night before. That makes this a […]

December 13, 2013 ×

Christmas, Recipes

Brussels sprouts with roasted garlic and bacon

Brussels sprouts with roasted garlic and bacon

Traditionally, Brussels sprouts come with chestnuts at this time of year, and I’m a great fan. However, if you really want to get them eaten, the secret ingredient is bacon. And salt. And lots and lots of butter. This recipe is featured in “Christmas Sorted” an e-magazine created by me […]

December 7, 2013 ×

gluten free, Recipes

Gluten Free Chicken Pie

Gluten Free Chicken Pie

Baking challenge – sponsored by Pyrex (recipe number 2) My house is relatively gluten-free. We’re not celiacs, but a few of us have intolerances and sensitivities, and so we try to limit our intake. We’re not as rigorous with our gluten avoidance as we used to be, but my husband […]

November 21, 2013 ×

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Fideuà with prawns and calamari

Fideuà with prawns and calamari

The dry hills around Barcelona. A thirteenth century villa. A barbecue and an autumn breeze. And then, to top it all off, Fideuà – the pasta version of paella. What a night – and what a recipe to bring home with me. Make it on a barbecue, an open fire, […]

November 11, 2013 ×

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Easiest cupcakes in the world (made from scratch)

Easiest cupcakes in the world (made from scratch)

Baking Challenge – Sponsored by Pyrex     They don’t really know what they got themselves into. Pyrex dropped a bunch of non-stick receptacles on my doorstep while I was in Barcelona recently. I got back and realized that they would probably want me to write about using them. But […]

November 9, 2013 ×

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Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake

I was asked recently to step back to age six. I was to think of my favourite cake, and make it for the BBC Good Food ME team – they wanted to know what an Australian food blogger thought they should take from my food-clogged mind, and put in their […]

October 6, 2013 ×

gluten free, Recipes

Sweet Potato Muffins

Sweet Potato Muffins

I haven’t made any gluten free dishes for ages, and my husband is stomping around the house grumpy and with a swollen belly. Time for a little appeasement methinks. Not only that, I have been told by my own doctor that the fatigue and headaches I experience may possibly also […]

October 1, 2013 ×

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Tomato Recipes – Inspired by Provence

Tomato Recipes – Inspired by Provence

My life in Provence is a simple one. I wake to the clangs of the village bells and the dogs that howl in harmony. I walk to the bakery – simple baguette is now all I need. The previous holidays’ over-eager eyes and expanding waistline have taught me that croissants, […]

August 30, 2013 ×

Recipes

Recipe: Nan’s Lemon Slice

Recipe: Nan’s Lemon Slice

Totally old school today – taking a trip down memory lane. Aunty Nancy (well, great Aunt) passed away at the age of 97 last week. She was a fab lady. I remember going around to her place, with her golf-green lawn, fresias and camelias. We’d sit around the red formica […]

June 21, 2013 ×