Naked Cakes

These seem to to be on trend now and my how lovely they are especially for a summer wedding or birthday. I am going to a wedding in February and as our gift am making the wedding cake. Thought I would trial some flavours today, my boys are delighted 😊 So I made a coconut…

Christmas Pasta

I have neglected my blog for some time now, not sure why other than I just got really busy and couldn’t find time to sit and write it. I have also not been cooking so much, it’s been to hot to be standing in the kitchen so I have been spending time outside enjoying the…

Saturday Morning Flower run

Took a quick walk around my garden this morning, it’s full of flowering bulbs I planted over winter, always a surprise to see what you get. Roses are blooming and smelling so good😊

Spring Potato Salad

With the onset of warmer weather I find my garden springing into life rapidly. Mint can go mad and take over the Vege patch so with that in mind I planted it in different places so it wasn’t concentrated in one patch. I still have an abundance of mint and it seems also of spinach….

Black Bean Chilli Pork

I always have some free range pork mince in the freezer ready to make up a batch of pot sticker dumplings or last minute party sausage rolls. Last week I was home early and looking forward to spending the new daylight saving hour or two in the garden. I spent the afternoon planting tomatoes, capsicums…

Mexican Chicken or Tofu and Cauliflower Rice

We are moving into summer now , well we have to get past spring first and the very changeable weather, sun ,hail and torrential rain all in one day ! I am planting my garden for summer and planning a new vegetable garden .As I wander around I am finding all those little flower surprises…

Falafels

Before my first son was born I worked in a cafe that predominately sold middle eastern style food. I have fond memories of making large pots of chilli sauce, hummus, falafels and tahini sauce as well as stacking up the lamb marinated in oregano and lemon to slowly turn and cook in front of the…

Blackberry Louise Slice

Louise Cake must be an all time Edmonds recipe book classic. I can remember watching my Grandmother making it in her kitchen, loaded with strawberry jam and fluffy meringue, it was a family favourite . My daughter sent me a recipe for a raw Louise Slice recently and it reminded me I hadn’t made it…

Brown Rice and Quinoa Salad

On Sunday’s I like to prepare for the week ahead. It’s good to have the fridge full of pack n go salads for work and athletes lunches. A while ago a friend gave me a great tip on keeping lettuce salads fresh for the week, all you need to do is cover with a paper…

Rocket and Sundried Tomato Pesto

Decided to clean the pantry this morning , well when I say clean I mean move things around so it looks tidier and check what I have and what I need. What I discovered was I really need to write a list before I shop 😊 I have an abundance of some things and none…