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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Caramelised Onion, Goats Cheese and Thyme Tart

As Spring warms up and heads into Summer, now is the perfect time for light, delicious lunch dishes served outdoors and shared with friends. This caramelised onion, goats cheese and thyme tart fits the bill perfectly, and is ideal served with crusty bread, a crisp, refreshing white wine and a large green salad. This tart […]

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Smoked Trout and Avocado Salad Recipe

If you are organised enough to plan meals ahead for the week, make this dish the night after you have had a roast. Make extra roast potato slices, steamed asparagus and/or green beans and then allow to cool, ready for the salad the next night. This recipe is also great for weekend lunches (lovely with […]

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Seafood Bouillebaisse Soup Recipe

This is a wonderful French classic. Don’t be put off by cooking seafood, it really is quite simple, and makes a lovely meal. Start to finish will probably take you around 30-40 minutes (including all of the preparation). Make sure that you use the freshest and in season seafood and other ingredients to produce the […]

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Spooky Halloween Cookies (Biscuits) Recipe

With halloween just around the corner, what better excuse than to involve the kids in making some fun halloween cookies using this great recipe. The cookie base recipe is not too sweet, but quite shortbread-y, making it a perfect match for the icing. Get pumpkin, witch and ghost cookie cutters from your local craft shop […]

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Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas: Asian Style Steamed Fish Parcels Recipe

Given that the steamed fish parcels recipe was such a success (perfect Monday night dinner for when you don’t know what to cook; quick, easy, healthy and delicious), we have done another steamed fish parcel recipe, but this time with an asian slant. Delicious served over steamed rice with steamed asian greens. Asian Style Steamed […]

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