Basil Pesto – “Pesto Alla Genovese”

A great easy recipe that is bursting with freshness. Pesto is perfect for smearing on crusty bread, dolloping on pizza just as it comes out of the oven, or stirring through fresh pasta. Or thin the pesto with extra olive oil and use it as a dressing for a salad of ripe juicy tomatoes and […]

Bircher Muesli

Bircher Muesli is a very delicious, healthy and nutritious way to start your day! Try out this quick and easy bircher muesli recipe and see what you think (any left overs can be kept in the fridge for a few days). NB. This bircher muesli recipe needs to stand overnight to soften the oats, so […]

Pineapple and Passionfruit (Fridge Set) Tart Recipe

This pineapple and passionfruit tart recipe reminds me so much of my childhood. It is a little retro (think prawn cocktail era), and mum used to make it quite often when she had a dinner party, and was quite proud of it too! If we behaved ourselves whilst the guests were there, we were allowed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Quick & Easy Lebanese Style Garlic Dip Recipe

This is a great easy dip recipe, that goes really well with hot or cold veggies (raw carrot, steamed broccoli/cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, raw celery sticks, baby radishes etc), and can be made in minutes. Quick & Easy Lebanese Style Garlic Dip Recipe Ingredients 1 small tub plain natural/greek style yoghurt 1/2 clove garlic, very finely […]

Quick & Easy Orange Cupcake Recipe

This has got to be the quickest, easiest cupcake recipe ever! Use a food processor or large blender and you can literally have these cupcakes in the oven in 5 minutes, perfect if you want to play the domestic god/goddess, without the hassle. I have made these cupcakes for birthdays, baby showers and Easter celebrations […]

Man Proof Macaroni Cheese With Pumpkin Recipe

This was a recipe I emailed to PS when I was going to be working late, and he wanted something easy to cook (that the child would actually eat!). It is completely man-proof and 100% tested on mine! And yes, if you are wondering, the child did actually eat it; there was even that rare […]