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Banana bread

I never thought I’d own a Thermomix, let alone actually be doing in-home demonstrations and loving being an Independent Consultant for the product.

Why? You might ask. Sometimes I tell my story about how I started in this business during my demos. Briefly, I owned every kitchen appliance known to […]

Classic lemon cheesecake embellished with hibiscus flowers in syrup

Being a passionate cook often involves giving and receiving food related gifts. I love seeing the look on someone’s face when they try something that I have created and really enjoy it. The gifts I have received over the years have been many and varied.

Items such […]

Mum’s Sponge

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 […]

Nanna’s gingernut biscuits

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. […]

Classic lemon cheesecake

Last Sunday was Mother’s Day and also G’s Birthday. I wanted to be able to look after everyone on their special days so decided to call my Mum interstate, cook breakfast for G’s Mum and create something special for G in the evening. Speaking to my Mum was lovely […]

Need to use – Banana (part 2)

In our house, fresh fruit is something that we tend to eat more in the summer, although we still go through fads. One week we’ll eat quite a bit and others it just seems to sit around. The most common thing we seem to be left with at the end of the week […]

Creamy chicken casserole

Being a self confessed cooking and food addict does not mean that I am completely immune to those days when you just don’t know what to cook for dinner or simply, and possibly more honestly in my case, just can’t be bothered trying to create something delicious. Yes, it was […]

BBQ chicken casserole

The weather has been a little cooler this week, staying in the high 20’s rather than being close to 40°C. This made me want to cook something warm & hearty rather than something that would go with salad which we tend to eat when the weather is warm. I found an entry written […]

You say potato, I say tuna patties!

Having left over mashed potato could be considered a blessing in our house because there is always something to do with it. One of my favourites and the easiest thing I know to do is make tuna patties. They succeed on may levels. They are quick and easy to prepare, a good source […]

Snap, Crackle & Pop at work – Muesli slice

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 […]

Need to use – Zucchini

Sometimes I find the most simple and delicious creations can be inspired by things that need to be used up. Like dinner this evening for example. I had some smoked salmon that was on a wing and a pray and if not used today was heading for food heaven. So […]

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 […]