Apple, pecan and blue cheese salad with mustard, maple dressing

In the unlikely case that you’ve bought yourself a wedge of blue cheese and have some left over in the fridge – I have a solution if you’re looking to minimise the guilt you’ll feel as you eat the remainder of the blue cheese, all by yourself. I found this recipe on the The Pioneer…

Buttermilk Scones

Kirstie Allsop hosts a TV show called in ‘Made in Britain‘. It is basically an outlet for over-achievement. She tries her hand, guided by experts, at all kinds of craft and baking and enters the results in small town fairs, where she usually wins some kind of prize amongst people who have been plugging away…

Scotch Egg & Salad

I didn’t come to England for 29C heat in October…I have to giggle as they brag about the heat on the morning news. While it isn’t exactly ‘hot’ I wouldn’t call it Autumn weather, but then I don’t think my first English summer was typical either. What better way to sooth my  weather-related anxieties than…

Savoury Coeur a la Creme

There’s the kind of recipe that you make, it’s great, but for some reason, you don’t make it again. Perhaps it was too fussy, the ingredients too difficult to source or it just wasn’t worth the effort. And then there’s the kind of recipe that’s great and you continue to make it again and again. They’re the…

Who is Gumbo?

KT (now 6yrs old) had been asking about Gumbo. He had seen it in a movie he watched lately and was full of questions. So being a good dad, AT thought he would look up a recipe and get KT to help him make dinner and give me the night off. The two had been talking about…

Anne’s Date and Walnut Slice

Anne from Brisbane has come in the Top 30 for the Lurpak Challenge with her Nana’s Walnut and Date Slice . Click on the link to Anne’s Blog ‘Domesblissity‘ to vote for her slice and have a look at the old recipe her Nana wrote out and she still uses today. I love the way…

Recipe Alert – Blue Cheese Gougeres

I have been baking this morning. The kids are home from school on a weekday and they are crying in their rooms as I write this post. I can hear words and phrases shouted through their doors like ‘stupid’ and ‘you knocked down my castle’ and ‘the Wally books are mine’ etc. Amidst the chaos…

Recipe Alert! – Homemade peanut butter cups

In the lead up to Christmas  I am all a flutter with my baking and making. I had decided not to make anything fattening this year, as I have put too much effort in this year to pile on too many pounds over the Christmas period. And so, here I am. Making chocolate tarts and…

Recipe Alert – Maple Spiced Walnuts

I have antlers on my car this year, a lovely tree, Christmas themed tea-towels in my kitchen and a wreath on my door. I love Christmas. Like many bakers out there, I think it’s a wonderful opportunity to bake gifts and try out all the yummy and uber-fattening recipes that I  don’t feel justified making through out…

Sugared Almonds

This is another vintage post, that coming up to the festive season is a great recipe to have on hand for gifts and general (usually compulsive) snacking. I have chosen the Sugared Almonds post not only for it’s festive feel but also because this recipe will feature in a new project I am involved in….