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Cranberry & Coconut Biscuits

cranberry & coconut biscuits in a green dish beside an orange cup and saucer filled with coffee

I recently bought a 2nd hand copy of the Women’s Weekly Cakes, Slices & Biscuits cookbook. I need another cookbook like a hole in the head however, it was for a pop up op shop fundraiser at work. So, I bought the book. I spotted this recipe for Cranberry & Coconut Biscuits whilst flicking through… Read more

Filed in: Baking & Dessert

In My Kitchen… September 2019

cheese plate with fruit, nuts and crackers on a bold printed table cloth

Last month I predicted the Ekka winds and, they arrived bang on time on the first day of the Ekka. I also predicted an early spring and that is well and truly here. We went away for a week to Bali and came back to a full flush of blooms and warm evenings. In my… Read more

Filed in: Miscellaneous

Sourdough Focaccia

slab of red pepper and olive sourdough focaccia cooling on rack

I’ve had an excess of sourdough starter recently. It’s really only flour, water and some wild yeasts but I can’t bear to throw any away. As a result, I’ve been turning our a variety of breads, including this sourdough focaccia. But why do I have such an excess of sourdough starter? My poor old sourdough… Read more

Filed in: Baking & Dessert

In My Kitchen… August 2019

small jar with silver lid and small bottle with gold lid with vanilla bean products

August in Brisbane is an interesting month. Technically, it’s still winter but the clear, sunny skies mean that the spring buds and blooms are already bursting forth. There has been no rain at all in the past few months so the grass is once again a shade of pale straw and crisp underfoot. The outdoor… Read more

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spreadable butter in a reused plastic container

It’s Plastic Free July so that means refusing single use plastics and thinking about the plastics you already have. I put my thinking cap on and realised that we buy spreadable butter on a semi regular basis. Each one neatly packaged in a silvery plastic box which is thrown into recycling once the butter was… Read more

Filed in: Reduce Your Footprint, Sweets & Preserves
glass jar filled with lentils and spices on bench beside brown bowl of curry coconut and lentil soup

I wanted to give a birthday present to a friend who is very much into reducing her footprint and zero waste. I decided to have a go at a making a recipe in a jar. Something that could be cooked with little effort, one evening after work. Simply add oil and water and you’re done… Read more

Filed in: Reduce Your Footprint, Soups, Salads, Snacks
large plastic containers with taps filled with cleaning products stacked onto shelves at Vessel Nundah

It’s Plastic Free July, which is about raising awareness of single use plastics and asking everyone to make small changes in their relationship with plastic. If you follow Tiffin on Facebook (and please do, if you don’t already), you may have seen that I headed waaaayyyy over to the other side of town a couple… Read more

Filed in: Product Review, Reduce Your Footprint