honey & cinnamon hot cross buns with cranberries & dark chocolate

2020-04-09T01:42:07+00:00

    In the past, for me, hot cross buns always fell into the same sad category as fruit cake, marmalade and the dreaded 'mince pies' - collectively rejected due to one little overpowering ingredient which, in my opinion, once removed, belongs [...]

honey & cinnamon hot cross buns with cranberries & dark chocolate2020-04-09T01:42:07+00:00

classic French lentils

2020-01-12T04:21:40+00:00

  There's no real story to this recipe... I was given some French du puy lentils (green lentils) in a hamper for Xmas and needed a bed for a couple of lovely plump snapper fillets left over from cooking snapper [...]

classic French lentils2020-01-12T04:21:40+00:00

banana, coconut & blueberry pancakes

2020-01-12T04:22:40+00:00

  Tomorrow is Pancake Day, also known as 'Shrove Tuesday' or 'Fat Tuesday', which is a tradition dating back to the 12th Century which falls on the day before the Christian fasting period of 'Lent' begins. It first started as [...]

banana, coconut & blueberry pancakes2020-01-12T04:22:40+00:00

Riins’ paella

2020-01-12T04:24:51+00:00

  I'm sure there are many theories about the origins of Paella but I recently watched a TV show that explained Paella's humble beginnings in the Valencia region in Eastern Spain. Originally a farmers' food, it was cooked by the field [...]

Riins’ paella2020-01-12T04:24:51+00:00

pulled pork with spicy coleslaw

2020-01-12T04:25:55+00:00

  One of my earliest memories of family dinners is of pork chops with mustard and veges. I think we used to have chops quite regularly (thanks Mum!) and I remember I loved them - perhaps it was because it [...]

pulled pork with spicy coleslaw2020-01-12T04:25:55+00:00

home made ‘nutella’ (choc-hazelnut spread)

2020-01-12T04:28:41+00:00

  One of the things I'm most interested to explore when I'm visiting rural areas is the local produce. Lately I stayed in Orange (in South-Western NSW) and learnt that Orange/Bathurst is Australia's main hazelnut production region. So whilst at [...]

home made ‘nutella’ (choc-hazelnut spread)2020-01-12T04:28:41+00:00

ginger & leatherwood honey cookies

2020-01-12T04:31:02+00:00

  My friend La and I recently spent the weekend in the Central-West NSW rural town of Orange, to escape the city, pick some cherries, eat good food, taste some wine, and just have a bit of a break in [...]

ginger & leatherwood honey cookies2020-01-12T04:31:02+00:00

mini smoked salmon, fetta & chive frittatas

2020-01-12T04:33:29+00:00

  Recently I was asked for "something quick, easy and healthy I can make for brunch that doesn't involve sandwiches". I think this one's a winner as it's so simple and only has 5 ingredients (including pepper!). Every now and [...]

mini smoked salmon, fetta & chive frittatas2020-01-12T04:33:29+00:00

quick & easy (no-whisk) mayor

2020-01-12T04:37:08+00:00

  The formula for making mayonnaise sounds quite easy: "slowly beat oil into egg until an emulsion forms...", until you get to the desired outcome: "...where the oil molecules are uniformly dispersed in the egg and suspend there". Hmmm. I've [...]

quick & easy (no-whisk) mayor2020-01-12T04:37:08+00:00
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