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How To Cook Quinoa
How To Cook Quinoa

  I have been buying quinoa and quinoa flakes for a while now. Sadly, the packets die a slow death in the pantry. Honestly, I can't tell you why I am so apprehensive to cook it. Maybe my fussy offsprings are to blame. But I still buy quinoa, like clockwork. Maybe...

Mango Honey And Banana Bread

  Easter is a sugar trap, quite literally. With its scores of hot cross buns, easter cookies, spring cakes and easter eggs in all sizes and shapes stuffed with candies and what nots, Easter is enough to provide you your year's supply of sugar. But the pressure to...

Gourmet Carrot Cookies
Gourmet Carrot Cookies

  With Easter around the corner, all things carrot and eggs and bunnies and chickens are popping up plenty. I usually bake a nice carrot cake around this time of the year with all the trimmings, plenty to share with friends and family. This year though, I wanted...

Coconut Oat Milk
Coconut Oat Milk

Necessity is the mother of invention. I used to hear that phrase a lot as a child. It started dissipating as I grew up. I wonder why. Maybe it was because times changed and the convenience and affordability of modern life ensured that we didn't have to work very hard...

Natural Red Winter Cordial
Natural Red Winter Cordial

Autumn and winter are like my children. I am absolutely incapable of picking favourites. I just love them both. The seasons, I mean. Sydney is a good place to be in winter, especially. Because it never gets too cold. When the sun is out, which it usually is, it is...

Wheatgerm Honey And Raisin Muffins
Wheatgerm Honey And Raisin Muffins

    A few years ago when I first visited Australia on a holiday, I found a lovely little cookbook called Coffee & Bites by Susie Theodorou in a basement selling bargain books in Sydney. It was a stylish and simple unusually square paperback and the cover...

Rose Petal And Coconut Fudge
Rose Petal And Coconut Fudge

  I have a few roses popping up in my garden every now and then as the weather turns cooler. And I have plenty of odd and end uses for the rose petals. I use them to make ice creams, spike desserts, infuse in tea, cook into a chutney and garnish cakes. This time...

Rose Petal Ice Cream

  [Note : I have decided to submit this entry to my first ever Weekend Herb Blogging hosted this week by Kel at Green Olive Tree. Thank you White On Rice Couple for directing me there and suggesting I enter!! Here goes ... ]   Roses grow in abundance in...