Berry crumble slice

Berry crumble slice

 

Several times I have mentioned that the inspiration to create a new recipe can come from many and varied places.  Although this recipe was developed more out of necessity than inspiration.

Most places I’ve lived I have been fortunate enough to have two fridge/freezers or at the least a large fridge [...]

Salty caramel and chocolate christmas crackers

Christmas crackers

Christmas is widely considered to be a time for giving.  Being a “foodie” I am overjoyed by any opportunity to cook for others.  Christmas gives me a wonderful excuse to create homemade gifts for friends and loved ones.  My staples for the past few years have been White chocolate and pistachio nut fudge [...]

Lime slice

Lime slice

I am fortunate enough to have some wonderful friends who not only recognise my passion for cooking but also foster it in many ways.  Their generosity is, at times, somewhat overwhelming although sincerely appreciated.  I am often lucky enough to be given ingredients, especially home grown items such as fruit and vegetables, and [...]

Blondies (a white chocolate and pecan brownie)

Blondies 2

 

Baking is one of my pleasures in life that I don’t need an excuse to do.  Although, I always seem to have a good reason for the things that I make, whether it be taking a dessert to someone’s place for dinner or simply because our cookie jar is empty.  [...]

Cheat's panforte

Cheats panforte 1

Yesterday was a day of spring cleaning, even though it is autumn at the moment.  A couple of times a year I like to clean all of those places that never get cleaned.  I also like to go through the fridge and either throw out or use up all the jars of things that say “refrigerate [...]

Snap, Crackle & Pop at work - Muesli slice

Muesli Slice 3

When I was a child I loved the Kelloggs Rice Bubbles (Rice Krispies for those people not in Oz) ad on TV.  Snap, Crackle and Pop were the three character who bought the breakfast cereal to life.  Unfortunately not even my adoration for them meant that I was committed to the cereal for very long.  [...]

Mars Bar slice

Mars Bar Slice

Food can evoke some very powerful memories, especially of one’s childhood.  Being a competitive swimmer when I was younger meant that my diet consisted (mostly) of healthy, energy giving food with sweet treats being exactly that, a special treat.  One of the first delights I remember making with my Mum was [...]