Paul Hollywood’s Maneesh Bread

There is something delightful in making flat breads, and comforting knowing that the recipe has survived centuries, that our ancestors once enjoyed the same flavours that you are now using in your own kitchen. Growing up with Italian grandparents, bread plays such an important role in our meals. Affordable and filling I love the simplicity of…

Best Ever Chocolate Cake

Okay, so the title may be a little hyperbole but this is an excellent chocolate cake to have up your sleeve. This is a cake I have thrown together for at least 10 years now, and while there are others I make – I keep coming back to it.  What I love most about it?…

Hot Cross Buns

Searching for the perfect Hot Cross Bun Recipe? Look no further!

Stuffed Tomatoes and Baked Salmon Fans

I think I may have mentioned in my previous post, it’s the middle of Summer. I was fortunate to spend some time recently at the beach enjoying quiet days of reading, walking and just enjoying some great meals. We are very fortunate to live in an area where beautiful seafood and seasonal produce is so…

Apricots, Apricots, Apricots (Part 1)

We’re in the middle of summer here in Melbourne. As I type this, it is a warm and pleasant February Saturday afternoon. February. How is we are already 6 weeks into the new year? I must admit, I feel my year is just beginning. A side effect of my job means January is otherwise occupied…

Granola

Looking for the perfect breakfast or snack? This granola is the answer. Simple and delicious.

Nutella Ice-Cream by Nigella Lawson

Summer is just around the corner. The weather is heating up, the days are getting longer and it’s the perfect time for ice-cream! It’s also the perfect time to use my new ice-cream maker! I have been thinking about buying an ice-cream maker for a few years. For a long time I thought I didn’t…

Lemony Ginger Cake

This recipe is simple as it is delicious. Published by the CWA, in the aptly titled Country Women’s Association Classics: over 400 favourite recipes, this recipe is by Shirley Tongs from Tasmania. The recipe is apparently a standby cake on farms due to its simple ingredients. I selected it as it included two of my favourite flavours; lemon…

Carrot Cake

If I am ever asked for a carrot cake recipe, I just have to share this recipe. This recipe was first published by Readers Digest. I’ve recently started ordering fruit and vegetables from a supplier that delivers directly to my door. Each week, I receive a box of carrots. Having two bags of carrots in my fridge,…