Month: December 2015

  • Golden apricot and cinnamon jam

    Golden apricot and cinnamon jam

    These luscious and golden jars of gooey apricots are just waiting to be devoured on hot buttered sourdough toast. This was my first time making jam and I’m so proud of the result! I’m not sure why I haven’t made jam before, but it’s probably because I am often on the receiving end of jars of…

  • Sticky sesame pork meatballs with soba noodles

    Sticky sesame pork meatballs with soba noodles

    If you have every wondered what the red chilli powder on your table at a Japanese restaurant is, it’s called shichimi togarashi and it is delicious. Shichimi togarashi is a spice blend generally made with red chilli pepper, Japanese pepper, black sesame seed, white sesame seed, hemp seed, ground ginger and dried seaweed which you…

  • The best pancakes

    The best pancakes

    When I make these pancakes for breakfast, Stuart always takes a bite and says “These are the best pancakes,” and now you can make the best pancakes too! I first posted this recipe in 2008 so it has been tried and tested for a few years now and when I have attempted another recipe to see if…

  • Super easy scones

    Super easy scones

    Scones have a reputation as only being made by members of the CWA or your grandmother. Despite popular belief, it is possible to make scones that are not rocks but soft and delicious with a tender crumb and decidedly decadent with a dollop of jam and cream. The trick with making scones is to gently mix the dough…

  • Secret foodies in a secret garden

    Secret foodies in a secret garden

    Secret Foodies is a company in Sydney that organises dinners in secret locations – special, exclusive, different events enjoyed with friends or friends you haven’t met. A text message is sent two hours before with the location of the dinner – the mystery really adds to the experience as you are likely to be invited to a…