Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

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Food for the birds; home made fatballs

To an Aussie – the word ‘fatballs’ could only have one possible meaning, and it’s not until I moved to the UK that I encountered the use of this word in relation to wildlife and birds. If you want to be the envy of all your wild-life-loving neighbours, start making home-made fatballs. Not only can they get really expensive to buy, but they look as if they contain dubious ingredients and like us,  birds like good food too. I can tell they prefer my fatballs because they’re almost all gone just a day or two after I put them out, …

Honey and Lemon Almond Cake

IMG_5493On our journey home from Korcula to Split during our summer holiday in Croatia, we drove through the coastal towns and winding roads, even crossing into Bosnia-Herzogovina for a brief moment. During our stint in Bosnia we passed roadside stalls selling fresh produce like watermelon, figs, grapes, bunches of garlic and jars of honey. The flavour of the honey was so light and delicate and indicative of a simple bee diet of fruit trees. I bought some garlic and honey and looked forward to finding some recipes to make use of my enormous jar of liquid gold. Easier said than …

Pork Pad Kra Pao (spicy pork mince)

I am always looking for things to do with mince. As we all know, mince of any kind is a cheap and fairly nutritious way to feed a family. For some reason I don’t have a high tolerance for Asian mince recipes…I couldn’t even tell you why. Maybe the flavours and effort is wasted on mince, I always think of tender strips of good meat when I stir fry. But I came across this recipe that uses pork mince the other day, and it was so simple and packed with flavour that it’s worth sharing. In my kitchen it’s all …

Lemon Burst Slice


As the name suggests, this slice is bursting with lemony goodness. It is similar to a lemon tart, but less creamy, less subtle. With a short, crunchy base this slice is topped with a lemon custard that can be adjusted to suit your taste.

Lemon Burst Slice Recipe



165g butter, cold/frozen
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup icing sugar mixture
1/2 tsp salt


4 eggs
1 1/3 cups caster sugar
3 tbs flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup milk

OVEN at 180C


Blitz flour, salt and sugar in a food processor, then …