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Roasted Vegetable Salad


Whilst this roasted vegetable salad is time consuming to make, it is well worth the effort. You need to roast off all the vegetables on separate trays to get your timings right! This is one of the most popular salads I have ever made and I have been making it for years. Use your favourite … Continue reading Roasted Vegetable Salad

Beer Scones where you are happy to use your beer for baking


beer and orange scones, golden and flavoured with orange and sage

You may simply wish to drink your beer but this recipe will win you over and have you buying beer especially to create these beer scones. The scones are light and full of flavour and so easy to make. We have flavoured them with a great IPA, some orange juice, sharp cheese and fresh sage. … Continue reading Beer Scones where you are happy to use your beer for baking

Sandwiches: the classic chicken sandwich


Let’s talk sandwiches. School Sandwich I gave up on sandwiches for a while – I had lived on Vegemite and Kraft cheese sandwiches at school for so long. It was the ultimate school lunchbox go to sandwich in Australia in the late 70’s.  I am sure I thought that I was cool having the cheese … Continue reading Sandwiches: the classic chicken sandwich

Mediterranean Dip: Whipped Feta with charred tomatoes


whipped feta dip with charred tomatoes

Over the weekend I tried a lovely homemade spinach and feta dip at my neighbours. This inspired me to create my own mediterranean whipped feta dip. I then found a NY times whipped feta recipe which further inspired me.  This is my take on Sarah Jampel’s published recipe though I have tweaked it and converted … Continue reading Mediterranean Dip: Whipped Feta with charred tomatoes

Anzac Day: The ultimate Anzac cookie ice-cream sandwich


I began mucking around today with ideas for Anzac Day baking. You shouldn’t steer to far from the delicious chewiness that is the traditional ANZAC cookie. I did however become inspired by the thought of an Anzac cookie ice-cream sandwich. This may have been due to the tub of Kapiti camomile and salted honey ice-cream … Continue reading Anzac Day: The ultimate Anzac cookie ice-cream sandwich

Top Easter Platter and Sharing Ideas


Easter Sharing Ideas Easter is a wonderful food occasion whether you are heading into Spring or heading into Autumn. It is a family occasion but if you are far away from family, create your own. Neighbours, orphans, friends, friends of your children. Have them over and utilise these platter and sharing hacks to create spreads … Continue reading Top Easter Platter and Sharing Ideas