Breakfast

Breakfast Cranberry Scones
Breakfast Cranberry Scones

  For the past several weekends, we have been having pancakes in all shapes and sizes for breakfast. We've done Dutch, traditional American and even silly animal ones. It was time to break the pancake run this weekend. Browsing through Bill Granger's Holiday...

Hot Cross Bun And Nutmeg Tray Bake
Hot Cross Bun And Nutmeg Tray Bake

My boys once averse to Hot Cross Buns have only just started eating them this year (they are 11 and 7 and can be overtly fussy when it comes to sweet things!). As a result, in the past few weeks, I have been making regular trips to my local Bakers Delight for their...

Roasted Red Capsicum Hummus
Roasted Red Capsicum Hummus

  I have been testing and developing recipes for clients over an extensive two month period. It is wonderfully creative, often a challenge and always very satisfying. But it also makes me ache for simpler days where I cook something off the top of my head or draw...

Pantry Soup
Pantry Soup

    If you have running water, some pasta, beans and tinned tomatoes in the pantry, fresh veggies and herbs in the fridge and a hot cooking element then you have the means to provide a nourishing meal for yourself. Sometimes, it doesn't get any simpler than...

Passionfruit Butter (Curd)
Passionfruit Butter (Curd)

  This Passionfruit Curd recipe is one of my favourite recipes to whip up in about 15 minutes at the weekend when I have a bowl full of passion fruits lying around. Because you can make so many things with this passionfruit curd. Toppings, cake, ice cream and...

The Valentine Smoothie And Healthy Smoothie 101
The Valentine Smoothie And Healthy Smoothie 101

  I have an addiction. I feed it at eight o'clock every morning. Long before I feed it, I am thinking about it. Wondering how it will make me feel. Today, I fed it as usual.    My addiction.    It made me feel voracious and larger than life....

Quinoa Muffins And Six Years Of Blogging
Quinoa Muffins And Six Years Of Blogging

  When you do something for a very long time, it becomes a way of life. It integrates into your being and becomes one with you. Then it is no longer a thing. It is you. I started food blogging six years ago and today food blogging is me.   It is a milestone....

Buttermilk Baby Pancakes And Pancakes In Paradise

  We had some amazing pancakes on our recent holiday in Gold Coast, everything from crepes to savory pancakes to chocolate ones. The day after we got back home, we were missing having pancakes so much that I decided to make a fun batch for breakfast. I whipped...

Zucchini Coconut Lunchbox Bread
Zucchini Coconut Lunchbox Bread

  Let me start today by thanking you all. Yesterday I was absolutely gobsmacked to discover that I was one of the five finalists for the Best Australian Blogs 2013 in the Lifestyle category. For all those of you who took the time out to head on over there and...

Gingerbread Muffins
Gingerbread Muffins

    Many years ago when I was living in Singapore, I became obsessed with a limited edition range of products from the Body Shop. It was for Christmas and it was called Sugar And Spice. I think it might have become my single most favourite scent. And to this...

Apple Chai Spice Jam
Apple Chai Spice Jam

  Everything in life has a purpose. There is a multi-gazillion dollar industry built on that very fact. A car is for driving and not scuba diving. A hat is to wear and not use as a fish bowl. A frying pan is to fry eggs and not play tennis. But there are...

Savoury Quinoa Waffles
Savoury Quinoa Waffles

  I have been in a blogging slump of late. I would like to blame Instagram. But I know it is not true. It is purely a blogger's block. This is probably the fifth time I have been hit with a mild case of it (unlike the block of 2007 which lasted a whopping 6...