Archives for December 2009

Ricotta, Pesto and Roasted Vegetable Tart Recipe

A quick and nutritious recipe that makes for a great vegetarian dinner for when you fancy a night off from meat. The quantities in this recipe will serve approximately 4 as a main course and 6 as an entree or light lunch with salad and bread. Ricotta, Pesto and Roasted Vegetable Tart Recipe Ingredients 2 […]

Christmas Entertaining: How to Beat the Stress

Over the weekend, we held our annual Christmas drinks, with over 40 of our friends and family, and we had a ball. This year catering for all of these people was much, much easier than in years before, and I have to say that it is all due to my lovely PS and Z both […]

Easy Traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe

This is a great traditional Christmas pudding recipe, and is quite quick and easy to make (although steaming the Christmas pudding will take some time), with no fiddly steps involved. It has been adapted from Stephanie Alexander’s grandmother’s (Emily Bell) recipe, and is absolutely delicious. I find that the fruit content is just right, and […]

Easy Pecan Pie Recipe – A Perfect Way to Finish Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is not traditionally celebrated in Australia, however we certainly enjoy this simple desert. A crisp pie base with a delicious sweet and nutty pecan filling… just makes you want to celebrate! This recipe doesn’t contain any corn or glucose syrups, as I find these make the finished pie too sweet and overpowering. Pecan Pie […]

Cooking Inspirations: Who or What Inspires You In The Kitchen?

Recently I went to see the movie Julie & Julia with my mum. For those of you that haven’t seen the movie or read a review, it is all about how one woman, Julie, starts a blog that chronicles cooking her way through all the recipes in Julia Child’s “How To Master French Cooking”. In 365 […]