Monthly Archives: April 2016


Tartly sweet lemon meringue pie Dine in

I have made this pie twice now and it turned out perfectly both times. Actually, I just realised that the pie is so easy to make I was able to make it on a Friday night after work, with a g&t in hand in preparation for having people over for a Saturday lunch. That’s how good this recipe from Donna Hay is! The lemon curd tastes of lemon, which is how it should be. The cloud of Italian meringue on top balances out the lemon flavours and the butter crust is the perfect contrast. I enjoy making pastry and getting...

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Slow cooked Mexican pulled pork with black beans Dine in

My slow cooker has been gathering dust for a while now, I go through phases of using it or not and one day last week I decided it was time to pull it out of the cupboard once again. I like the idea of putting all the ingredients in a pot and leaving them to cook all day so I can come home to a cooked meal but my challenge is always getting the liquid ratio right. More often than not I end up with a thin stew soup because the slow cooker is so good at keeping all the...

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