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Amaretti Biscuits for Christmas

Amaretti Biscuits for Christmas

It’s a very low key Christmas at Tiffin HQ. Some of this is because we have been travelling ...

Middle Eastern Eggplant Salad – ‘Bring a Plate’

Middle Eastern Eggplant Salad – ‘Bring a Plate’

I love eggplants (aubergines) and have written about them a lot. They are versatile and adaptable, ...

Pickled Radishes

Pickled Radishes

When we had friends over for dinner recently, there was a request for ‘no onion’. ...

Never Fail Batter Cake

Never Fail Batter Cake

Last week I had a baking failure. In fact, I had two of them. I decided to add something to my ...

Celery Top Pesto – Waste Not, Want Not

Celery Top Pesto – Waste Not, Want Not

We’ve been on holidays for a couple of months, travelling far and wide. I’ve eaten ...

Eurovision 2017 – This is Bracken Ridge Calling w Holubtsi Cabbage Rolls

Eurovision 2017 – This is Bracken Ridge Calling w Holubtsi Cabbage Rolls

Regular readers will know that a large group of us hold a Eurovision Party every year. New readers ...

Cherry & Coconut Gem Scones

Cherry & Coconut Gem Scones

I have two recipes on TIFFIN that are by far and away my most popular posts. They vie for top ...

Ajo Blanco – Spanish Chilled Almond Soup

Ajo Blanco – Spanish Chilled Almond Soup

I have wanted to make Spanish Almond Soup for the longest time. It perfectly suits the steamy ...

Coronation Mango Chicken

Coronation Mango Chicken

Summer can be oppressive in Brisbane. By 8am, it is often already over 30c and it stays that way ...

Tamari Spiced Nuts

Tamari Spiced Nuts

There’s no two ways about it. It’s December and the festive season is upon us. ...

Mango Lassi Ice Blocks – Summer Ice Block Adventures

Mango Lassi Ice Blocks – Summer Ice Block Adventures

It’s mango season! The first mangoes have started making their way down from the Northern ...

Prune & Amaretto Coffee Cake

Prune & Amaretto Coffee Cake

I have this ‘just in case, rainy day’ mentality for some of my pantry items ...

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – Waste Not, Want Not

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – Waste Not, Want Not

Who doesn’t love a snack with their pre-dinner drink? Oven roasted pumpkin seeds are ...

Mulberry Ice Cream

Mulberry Ice Cream

Spring has most definitely sprung. One clear sign of this is the mulberry tree in the kindy down ...

Mulberry Smash Cocktail

Mulberry Smash Cocktail

I was unbelievably excited when I visited a farmers’ market the other day and saw punnets of ...

Sweet Potato Muffins w Blueberries – Tastes of Wide Bay-Burnett

Sweet Potato Muffins w Blueberries – Tastes of Wide Bay-Burnett

A month or so ago, we visited the area of coastal Queensland known as Wide Bay-Burnett. The area ...

Pickled Broccoli Stalks – Waste Not Want Not

Pickled Broccoli Stalks – Waste Not Want Not

I have previously written about Mr Tiffin’s adoration of broccoli and the mounds that are ...

Potato Salad – Tastes of Wide Bay-Burnett

Potato Salad – Tastes of Wide Bay-Burnett

As you drive along the highway from Brisbane into the Wide Bay-Burnett region of Queensland, the ...

Cretan Dakos – THAT Stale Bread & Tomato Recipe

Cretan Dakos – THAT Stale Bread & Tomato Recipe

I like to think that I cook well and that the food I create for friends and family is enjoyed and ...

Pumpkin & Feta Scones – International Scone Week 2016

Pumpkin & Feta Scones – International Scone Week 2016

International Scone Week 2016 coincides nicely with a recent dilemma I have been having. That of, ...

Homemade Butter – Waste Not, Want Not

Homemade Butter – Waste Not, Want Not

A couple of weeks ago we hosted a huge party. We fed and watered 50 people, all without using a ...

Spiced Eggplant Kasundi

Spiced Eggplant Kasundi

Last week Mr Tiffin told me that his boss still made, on a regular basis, the recipe I had given ...

Caramel Fig & Pear Loaf – Bookmarked Recipes

Caramel Fig & Pear Loaf – Bookmarked Recipes

The original recipe that this Caramel Fig & Pear Loaf is based on had been bookmarked for ...

Broccoli Soup for Skeptics – Waste Not Want Not

Broccoli Soup for Skeptics – Waste Not Want Not

Regular readers would know that I don’t like to waste food and am the master of re-purposing ...

Chocolate Coconut Slice – It’s Fete Season

Chocolate Coconut Slice – It’s Fete Season

Yes, I know it’s fete season because hot on the heels of publishing a recipe for Old ...

Eurovision 2016 – This is Clayfield Calling w Spelt & Wild Mushroom Tart

Eurovision 2016 – This is Clayfield Calling w Spelt & Wild Mushroom Tart

Every year, our circle of friends embraces the celebration of all that is unique, unusual and just ...

Old Fashioned Rock Cakes – It’s Fete Season

Old Fashioned Rock Cakes – It’s Fete Season

It’s Fete Season and that can only mean one thing. Cooking for the Cake & Sweet Stall ...

Honey Puffs to Celebrate Paniyiri 2016 – Yassou!

Honey Puffs to Celebrate Paniyiri 2016 – Yassou!

This year is a biggie for Paniyiri, Brisbane’s Greek Festival. They are celebrating their ...

Vincotto Roasted Fennel w Currants

Vincotto Roasted Fennel w Currants

I was foraging in our old pantry as part of transferring ingredients to our new pantry when I came ...

Lentil & Rice Mejadra Recipe – Eating Well On Good Friday

Lentil & Rice Mejadra Recipe – Eating Well On Good Friday

Good Friday is the last Friday in Lent, when Catholics abstain from eating meat. Many non ...

Jenna’s Peachy Keen Tart Recipe

Jenna’s Peachy Keen Tart Recipe

A couple of years ago, QAGOMA ran an exhibition called ‘Harvest‘, which brought ...

I Heart Pecan Praline Shortbread

I Heart Pecan Praline Shortbread

We’re not big on celebrating Valentine’s Day in our house. In fact, we’re not ...

Steamed Buns – Coconut & Char Siu for Lunar New Year

Steamed Buns – Coconut & Char Siu for Lunar New Year

The other day I was in my old stamping ground and noted that Chinese Garden, the local Chinese ...

Can A Parrot – Eat A Carrot & Cumin Dip?

Can A Parrot – Eat A Carrot & Cumin Dip?

Can a parrot eat a carrot standing on his head? If I did that my mum would send me straight ...

Pecan Praline – Christmas In The Rearview Mirror

Pecan Praline – Christmas In The Rearview Mirror

Christmas is done and dusted. The ham has been consumed or frozen for later use, the last ...

Easy Party Canapés – No Kitchen? No Worries…

Easy Party Canapés – No Kitchen? No Worries…

The party season is upon us. Whether you’re hosting or attending there are always delicious ...

Bloody Marmalade Vodka & Sicilian Mule Cocktail

Bloody Marmalade Vodka & Sicilian Mule Cocktail

And still the blood orange recipes keep coming. This is the last one, for this year anyway. Some ...

Toffee Brie w Hazelnuts

Toffee Brie w Hazelnuts

TIFFIN Stockpiles I’ve been spending a bit of time on Pinterest lately, learning more about ...

Glacé Confit Blood Oranges – In 2 Hours, Not 2 Weeks!

Glacé Confit Blood Oranges – In 2 Hours, Not 2 Weeks!

Despite being quite an accomplished cook, there are many dishes I have not I cooked and techniques ...

BBQ’d Spring Vegetable Salad Recipe w Honey Miso Dressing

BBQ’d Spring Vegetable Salad Recipe w Honey Miso Dressing

Going…. Going… Gone…. Well, that was the kitchen that was. When I was asked* by ...

Peanut Butter & Ginger Builder’s Biscuits Recipe

Peanut Butter & Ginger Builder’s Biscuits Recipe

Regular readers will know that the TIFFIN kitchen and surrounds are in renovation mode. After ...

Apple Scrap Jelly Recipe – Waste Not, Want Not

Apple Scrap Jelly Recipe – Waste Not, Want Not

A while ago we visited Stanthorpe on the Granite Belt. In addition to being Queensland’s ...

Vanilla & Blood Orange Flummery

Vanilla & Blood Orange Flummery

Flummery as a dessert sounds like a bit of an old fashioned concept doesn’t it? ...

The Accidental Tourist – Meatballs w Broad Beans & Lemon

The Accidental Tourist – Meatballs w Broad Beans & Lemon

Depending on where you grew up, the term ‘meatball’ will have different connotations ...

5 Ingredient Apple Crumble In 30 Minutes

5 Ingredient Apple Crumble In 30 Minutes

What do you do when you visit Stanthorpe and buy half a case of apples? You eat a lot of apples. A ...

Picnic Sized Adventures – Middle Eastern Sausage Rolls

Picnic Sized Adventures – Middle Eastern Sausage Rolls

We’re blessed with fantastic weather in Brisbane. Sure, it’s sometimes a little too ...

Eurovision 2015 – This is Holland Park Calling w Linzer Torte

Eurovision 2015 – This is Holland Park Calling w Linzer Torte

Well that was a Eurovision to remember! Australia had a wildcard entry with Guy Sebastian taking ...

Take A Tin Of Chickpeas… Ottolenghi’s Chickpeas w Rice & Currants

Take A Tin Of Chickpeas… Ottolenghi’s Chickpeas w Rice & Currants

The first time I tasted chickpeas was in the late 1970’s. My Mum, ever the gastronomic ...

Romertopf Cider Braised Pork

Romertopf Cider Braised Pork

A while ago I mentioned that I’d scored a Römertopf clay baker from an op shop for the ...

ANZAC Syrup Slice

ANZAC Syrup Slice

It’s coming up to ANZAC Day and the 100th anniversary of the landing on the beach at ...

Eurovision 2015 Aussie Wildcard – Turkish Cinnamon Pear Pies

Eurovision 2015 Aussie Wildcard – Turkish Cinnamon Pear Pies

If there’s one thing Australians can’t get enough of, it’s Eurovision. ...

New England Pumpkin & Pear Muffins – Perfect For A ‘Weather Event’

New England Pumpkin & Pear Muffins – Perfect For A ‘Weather Event’

It’s all wet and blustery in Brisbane today. A couple of tropical cyclones have brought ...

When Life Gives You Onions – Ottolenghi’s Stuffed Onions

When Life Gives You Onions – Ottolenghi’s Stuffed Onions

Regular readers may recall that I was given a box of onions by a friend who had them left over ...

Broad Bean & Feta Salad – ‘Bring a Plate’

Broad Bean & Feta Salad – ‘Bring a Plate’

As we know, December and January are times of celebrations great and small, parties, picnics, ...

When Life Gives You Onions – Caramelised Onion Tart

When Life Gives You Onions – Caramelised Onion Tart

You may recall that I was given a huge box of very large onions some weeks ago. I was umming and ...

Parmesan Bites for Summer Drinks

Parmesan Bites for Summer Drinks

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…Jack Frost nipping at your nose… These are ...

Danish Christmas Kringle for Aussies

Danish Christmas Kringle for Aussies

In May this year, it was our turn to host the annual Eurovision Party. This involved lots of ...

Through The Barricades – #Gin20 Cocktail

Through The Barricades – #Gin20 Cocktail

I returned from a holiday in the US to sniffer dogs, soaring temperatures and a city in ...

The Ultimate Cheese Board Accompaniment – Blood Orange Paste

The Ultimate Cheese Board Accompaniment – Blood Orange Paste

After I’d made the marmalade, the cake, the jug of juice, the ice cubes and eaten my weight ...

Sweet Swap 2014 – Butterscotch Brazil Nuts

Sweet Swap 2014 – Butterscotch Brazil Nuts

If you are part of the ‘I Quit Sugar’ brigade, back away from this post now. By the ...

Blood Orange Marmalade From Darkest Peru

Blood Orange Marmalade From Darkest Peru

‘…and after dipping a paw into an open jar of marmalade by his bed in order to make ...

Pumpkin & Ricotta Gnocchi and The Big Night

Pumpkin & Ricotta Gnocchi and The Big Night

As part of the #Harvest Exhibition at QAGOMA, I finally got to see the movie The Big Night ...

Spinning Plates & ‘Iowa Style’ Fried Chicken Recipe

Spinning Plates & ‘Iowa Style’ Fried Chicken Recipe

tiA few weeks ago I wrote about the #Harvest Exhibition being presented by QAGOMA. Where has that ...

The Lunchbox & Gujarati Potatoes

The Lunchbox & Gujarati Potatoes

Last week a friend gave us tickets to see the film, The Lunchbox. Well of course, this was the ...

Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs & My Quest for Rib Perfection

Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs & My Quest for Rib Perfection

It’s nearly here. You only have to look at Pinterest or Google+ to know that the big day is ...

Refrigerator Rolls – Never Be Without Bread Again

Refrigerator Rolls – Never Be Without Bread Again

It was one of those weekends where I really didn’t want to leave the house. We’d been ...

An Ottolenghi Weekend – Tahini Cookies

An Ottolenghi Weekend – Tahini Cookies

I have a confession to make. I love cooking. I’m great with savoury. I’m OK with ...

An Ottolenghi Weekend – Lamb Meatballs w Barberries & Yoghurt

An Ottolenghi Weekend – Lamb Meatballs w Barberries & Yoghurt

Over the past months, I have been tidying up the blog as part of the transition to my own self ...

An Ottolenghi Weekend – Semolina, Coconut & Marmalade Cake

An Ottolenghi Weekend – Semolina, Coconut & Marmalade Cake

I love semolina. I don’t know what it is about it but I can’t get enough. It’s ...

Coconut Pancakes w Coriander & Peking Pork

Coconut Pancakes w Coriander & Peking Pork

Slow cooked meats are very much in vogue at the moment. Pulled pork, beef carnitas, slow roasted ...

Eurovision 2014 – This is Camp Hill Calling

Eurovision 2014 – This is Camp Hill Calling

Where did that year go? This time last year we were having a Eurovision sleep over in Witta, ...

Little Potato Pancakes – In The Kitchen At Parties

Little Potato Pancakes – In The Kitchen At Parties

When you’re hosting a party, you’re always looking for things you can do beforehand. ...

Crunchy Granola

Crunchy Granola

‘Bada duh duh duh duh duh duh, duh duh duh….’ When you read the title of this ...

Panettone French Toast w Jammy Blueberries

Panettone French Toast w Jammy Blueberries

It’s exactly a month since Christmas Day. The last of the ham has been eaten and the ham ...

Welsh Potato Cakes – The Only Cookbook in the Village Random Recipes #36

Welsh Potato Cakes – The Only Cookbook in the Village Random Recipes #36

‘New year, New book’ is the challenge for Random Recipes this month. After a busy ...

Summer Ice Block Adventures – ‘Seussicals’

Summer Ice Block Adventures – ‘Seussicals’

Happy New Year to all of my readers. TIFFIN is on the move very soon so make sure you have ...

Summer Ice Block Adventures – ‘The Colonial’ G&T

Summer Ice Block Adventures – ‘The Colonial’ G&T

In the US they are known as popsicles and the delightfully old fashioned ‘iced lolly’, ...

Taste of a Nation – Vegemite Scone Ring… Random Recipes #33

Taste of a Nation – Vegemite Scone Ring… Random Recipes #33

I really missed Random Recipes in September as Dom from Belleau Kitchen took a mini break. He ...

Summer Ice Block Adventures – ‘Madras’

Summer Ice Block Adventures – ‘Madras’

Well that was Spring then. After one of the warmest Brisbane Winters on record and a scorching ...

Strawberry & Rosemary Shrub

Strawberry & Rosemary Shrub

‘Would you like a Rum & Shrub?’ Aunty Marjorie enquired. ‘A Rum & ...

Fragrant Coconut Lime & Rosemary Syrup Cake

Fragrant Coconut Lime & Rosemary Syrup Cake

I’ve got a triffid in my garden. It’s growing bigger by the day. It’s so big now ...

Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies

Yes, you read that title correctly. Black Bean Brownies. A friend sent a link to me some time ago ...

…And All The Lovely Extras – Honey Soy Walnuts

…And All The Lovely Extras – Honey Soy Walnuts

Remember those walnuts I bought from the local community centre in Angaston? They were sitting on ...

Spring In My Step – Tuna Carpaccio Random Recipes #31

Spring In My Step – Tuna Carpaccio Random Recipes #31

Spring is just around the corner. Can’t you feel it? Balmy, sunny days. One less blanket on ...

International Year of Quinoa – Quinoa Crackers

International Year of Quinoa – Quinoa Crackers

When I was researching dishes to cook for my South American themed Gastronauts Supper Club dinner, ...

Quesadillas San Luis – Oh My Lard! Random Recipes #30

Quesadillas San Luis – Oh My Lard! Random Recipes #30

This month, Random Recipes at Belleau Kitchen is celebrating the big three-oh. Dom has been ...

Richly Braised Lentils

Richly Braised Lentils

Winter is well and truly here and whilst the Winter Solstice has passed, there are a few more dark ...

Oriental Vitality Soup – Random Recipes #29

Oriental Vitality Soup – Random Recipes #29

Last week was a big one. We went to Darwin and ate. And ate. And ate. Four markets, one festival, ...

Focaccia – Random Recipes #28

Focaccia – Random Recipes #28

This month Belleau Kitchen’s Random Recipe Challenge is simply called ‘Bread’. ...

Eurovision 2013 – This is Witta Calling w Swedish Icebox Cookies

Eurovision 2013 – This is Witta Calling w Swedish Icebox Cookies

Regular readers will know that the Eurovision Song Contest lives large on my social calendar. ...

How Does My Garden Grow? Pickled Eggplant Recipe

How Does My Garden Grow? Pickled Eggplant Recipe

I’m very excited to see the first flowers on my eggplant (aubergine) bush.  I lovingly ...

Moroccan Chickpea Harira Soup – Random Recipes #27

Moroccan Chickpea Harira Soup – Random Recipes #27

Random Recipes has been playing out very well for me recently. After a clunky start, I’ve ...

Goat’s Cheese Gnocchi – Random Recipes #26

Goat’s Cheese Gnocchi – Random Recipes #26

It’s funny how we copy down recipes for meals we have enjoyed or tear out pages ...

In Need of Nimble Fingers – Mini Apple Strudel Random Recipes #25

In Need of Nimble Fingers – Mini Apple Strudel Random Recipes #25

This month, ‘The Choice is Yours’, Dom from Belleau Kitchen suggests.  He’s ...

Smoked Tomato Sorbet (Sorbete Ahumado Tomate)

Smoked Tomato Sorbet (Sorbete Ahumado Tomate)

I recently hosted a Gastronauts Supper Club dinner with a South American theme and decided to ...

¡Hola! Roasted Sweetcorn Popsicle Recipe

¡Hola! Roasted Sweetcorn Popsicle Recipe

TIFFIN’s been a bit quiet this week as I was preparing for the Gastronauts Supper Club, that ...

Endless Summer… Classic Mango Sorbet

Endless Summer… Classic Mango Sorbet

That’s what it feels like as I sit here writing this post. It’s another hot day in ...

Just Peachy

Just Peachy

Happy New Year!  Hasn’t the stone fruit been great this Summer? An excellent growing season ...

Merry Bliss-mas! Bliss Balls – SABH

Merry Bliss-mas! Bliss Balls – SABH

Whether you’re shivering through wintry blasts or baking under the blazing sun, Christmas is ...

Coconut Macaroons BC*

Coconut Macaroons BC*

*Before Corporatisation. Back in the good old days, before McDonald’s in Paris sold them for ...

When Worlds Collide…Chocolate Brownies – Random Recipes #22

When Worlds Collide…Chocolate Brownies – Random Recipes #22

The Random Recipes challenge this month is ‘Random Birthday Number’ where we use our ...

Smoky Aubergine Croquettes – The Mighty Eggplant

Smoky Aubergine Croquettes – The Mighty Eggplant

I love eggplant in all its glorious guises. In Asian style stir fries, baked or grilled with ...

Blueberry Friands for Paper Giants – SABH

Blueberry Friands for Paper Giants – SABH

I was getting a little worried about this month’s Sweet Adventures Blog Hop. I’ve got ...

Ginger Garlic Chicken… How Exotic! – Random Recipes #19

Ginger Garlic Chicken… How Exotic! – Random Recipes #19

The first thing I’d like to say is ‘Welcome!’ to all my new readers who have ...

Baked Zucchini Fritters – Easy Peasy

Baked Zucchini Fritters – Easy Peasy

I love zucchini fritters but there’s quite an art to making a decent one. If the mix is too ...

Spicy Cashew Love Cake – SABH

Spicy Cashew Love Cake – SABH

Yep – it’s that time of the month again. Another Sweet Adventures Blog Hop has rolled ...

The Whispering Land – Chimichurri Sauce

The Whispering Land – Chimichurri Sauce

Gerald Durrell is one of my favourite authors.  The books tell of his adventures around the world ...

Iced Chocolate Wine – My First Heston

Iced Chocolate Wine – My First Heston

I love Heston Blumenthal because he’s the antipathy of the power chef.  Self taught, a bit ...

Solstice Pear & Prune Pies – SABH

Solstice Pear & Prune Pies – SABH

I hate making pastry!  Baking is made up of two schools. Those who are born into a dynasty of ...

Stove Top Naan

Stove Top Naan

I confess. In the past when it came to making Naan, I used Sharwood’s Naan mix. It was ...

Eurovision 2012 – This is Holland Park Calling w Eggplant Roulades

Eurovision 2012 – This is Holland Park Calling w Eggplant Roulades

You’re never too old to learn about new cultures, foods and destinations. So, what do we ...

Club Sandwich Tea Dessert – Sweet Adventures Blog Hop

Club Sandwich Tea Dessert – Sweet Adventures Blog Hop

Welcome regular followers and hoppers. Today, I’m participating in a different type of event ...

Souped Up – Pumpkin & Dahl Soup

Souped Up – Pumpkin & Dahl Soup

The very first real tingle of Autumn arrived in Brisbane last weekend. Gloriously sunny days, ...

Miso Glazed Eggplant with Sesame

Miso Glazed Eggplant with Sesame

I always buy eggplants, full of good intentions and at the end of the week, they are often still ...

Gazpacho on the Verge

Gazpacho on the Verge

In Pedro Almodovar’s 1988 black comedy ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous ...

If You Like Pina Colada…

If You Like Pina Colada…

…or even if you don’t, most of you will no doubt have been ‘caught in the ...

Give yourself over to absolute pleasure….

Give yourself over to absolute pleasure….

…swim the warm waters of sins of the flesh. So begins the opening refrain of ...

Homemade Pide

Homemade Pide

I scored a couple of fantastic gifts when I recently left my long time employer.  One was a whizz ...

It’s Cherry Season! Spicy Cherry Sauce

It’s Cherry Season! Spicy Cherry Sauce

Cherries and Summer are interchangeable words. They remind us that Christmas is on the way and ...

Syrian Pancakes on a Sunday Morning

Syrian Pancakes on a Sunday Morning

I was sorting through my holiday photos and discovered this little video I captured Al-Madina Souq ...

Saints Above! Open Kibbeh

Saints Above! Open Kibbeh

I’m going to marry Yotam Ottolenghi.  Sure, he may be playing for the other team and ...

Blueberry Polenta Muffins

Blueberry Polenta Muffins

I was having some people drop by on short notice for afternoon tea. What to make? What to make? ...

‘The Great Pumpkin’

‘The Great Pumpkin’

Pumpkins are funny old things.  In the USA, they are relegated to carving at Halloween, overly ...

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Pearl Barley Tabouleh

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Pearl Barley Tabouleh

With the weather starting to warm up, my mind and body has well and truly been set to salad ...

When Life Gives You Lemons…..

When Life Gives You Lemons…..

It’s been a busy week in the Camp Hill kitchen. I have had lots of unexpected guests and on ...

Braised Leeks w Goat Curd ala Yotam Ottolenghi

Braised Leeks w Goat Curd ala Yotam Ottolenghi

I’m in love with Yotam Ottolenghi.  I fell under his spell whilst living in the UK, reading ...

Bengal Apple Chutney

Bengal Apple Chutney

I don’t make jam but I do make Chutney, which is very in keeping with the TIFFIN theme. I do ...

Gem Scones – perfect for a rainy Sunday

Gem Scones – perfect for a rainy Sunday

I’ve always been curious about Gem Scones. Ever since I saw a recipe for Gem Scones dipped ...

Eurovision 2011 – This is Bracken Ridge Calling w Bretzels

Eurovision 2011 – This is Bracken Ridge Calling w Bretzels

Friends and followers will know that I’m mad keen on Eurovision. This time last year we were ...

Barossan Style Fig Galette

Barossan Style Fig Galette

Since arriving back in Australia, one thing I have been attempting to do is try new recipes on ...

Salt and Pepper Tofu for Lunch

Salt and Pepper Tofu for Lunch

As I’m still on holidays, I get the opportunity to be a little more creative with our ...

Did I ever tell you what happened to the Sloe Gin?

Did I ever tell you what happened to the Sloe Gin?

Well, I drank it of course! With the help of Anthony and my brother Sean whilst we were staying in ...

Stuffed Zucchini Flowers via Gaiole in Chianti

Stuffed Zucchini Flowers via Gaiole in Chianti

OK. The first thing to discuss is how to spell zucchini. Or is it zuccini? Or zuchini? Or ...

Slow Roasted Tomato & Quark Tart – Switzerland on a Shoestring

Slow Roasted Tomato & Quark Tart – Switzerland on a Shoestring

The first thing I should point out is that the Quark I am referring to is not a particle that ...

Sloe Gin – Don’t Mind If I Do!

Sloe Gin – Don’t Mind If I Do!

What do you do when the days start to shorten and there are many long winter nights ahead of you? ...

Cleaning Out the Pantry – Margarita Ice Cream

Cleaning Out the Pantry – Margarita Ice Cream

Pantry stocks aren’t at the point of dwindling but I can actually glimpse some shelf space ...

Nearly Nigella

Nearly Nigella

Last night I went to a dinner party being thrown by Josie, at a house she was minding in ...

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