Lemon almond tart

Lemon almond tart 1

I had a dear friend coming around for coffee and a chat today and I didn’t have a thing in the cupboard to nibble on while we nattered.  It was 7am and I decided to try a new recipe that another friend had given me recently (as you do at 7am!).  [...]

Make you own – Garam marsala

Garam Marsala spices

Some people find cooking with spices confusing but for me it is one of my favourite things.  I love being able to create such depth and layers of flavours while also keeping things light and bright on the palate and this is something that I consider exciting and challenging.  Therefore, it should come as [...]

Mum's sponge

Sponge 3

There are certain things in life that just make people happy, a puppy running towards them to say hello or maybe a child’s laughter.  We all have something that we love.  For many of my family’s friends that would have to be my Mum’s sponge.  When I was a little girl it was [...]

Nanna's gingernut biscuits

Ginger nuts

There are times that I absolutely love to make things that I have made a hundred times before.  There is something extremely comforting about knowing a recipe like the back of your hand and knowing the steps inside out.  Most of these types of recipes come from my Nanna or my Mum.  

Lemon yoghurt cake

Lemon yoghurt cake

 

Visiting friends or having friends over always gives me a great excuse to bake and I often like to try something different.  My recipes come from a range of sources such as my Mum, my Nanna, other people blogs, the internet in general and sometimes they are given to me by [...]

Fuyu dessert cake

Fuyu cake

I love finding new produce or products that I have never used before.  I’ve even been known to purchase items without really having any idea what they might taste like or how to use them and bringing them home just to experiment.  For me, this is part of the joy of cooking, [...]

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.  [...]

Passionfruit biscuits

Passionfruit biscuits

Upon our return from holidays I restocked the fridge with fresh fruit and vegetables ready for the week ahead.  As I was doing so I discovered three passionfruit that looked a little worse for wear.  I thought about throwing them out but then I remembered that when looking for good passionfruit [...]

Aromatic chicken pilau

Chicken Pilau

 

Seeing the final few leaves fall from the frangipani tree signified that winter is just around the corner.  This makes me feel a little sad because I love the summer and autumn months in Perth.  The heat can be exhausting when it is at its most intense but the autumn [...]