A passion for pineapple – dried pineapple baskets

Pineapple is one of those marvellous fruits which is always welcome in my home. In fact, it’s one fruit that every single member of my family adores, which means that any purchases of the fruit have to be in bulk or not at all in case there isn’t enough to go around… However, my usual […]

Sharp and sweet – bite sized lemon cream tartelettes

I love my lemons. Think about it – they’re so incredibly versatile that it’s almost a little bit suspicious. Need to add a fresh ‘zing’ to your fish, potatoes or salad? Just squeeze over some fresh lemon juice. Wanna stop your cut apple from going icky and brown? Rub the surface with a little fresh […]

Apple & Cinnamon Pancakes

I don’t consider myself to be a particularly envious person, I really don’t. I don’t feel the need to keep up with the Joneses, don’t need every new kitchen gadget that appears on the glossy pages of the brochures in my mailbox, and am pretty much at ease with letting the latest fashions and trends […]

Tarte Tatin w/ sour cream shortcrust pastry

People often avoid various foods for any number of reasons. For example, my kid sister sat at the dinner table tonight, very carefully corralling the rather chunkily cut mushrooms to the side of her dish in anticipation of relocating them to another dish where they might be more happily welcomed. Personally, I used to loathe […]

Mini pavlovas – a love letter

Oh, dearest pavlova. You sit on a throne, looking down your nose at your kin, the meringue, while wearing your crown of cream and luscious fresh fruit. Is it any wonder that you reign supreme over my heart and tastebuds when summer’s sweet abundance fills my bosom with joy. The crisp crackle of your crust […]

Peanut Butter & Dark Choc Torte w/ Strawberry Sauce

Those who know me know that while I quite enjoy chocolate, I don’t quite have the sort of intimate, loving relationship with it that many of my female (and male!) friends have. In fact, I can go weeks or even a month or two without having a morsel of chocolate pass between my lips… However, […]

Peanut Butter Cupcakes – two ways!

To see the new, improved version of this recipe, click this link! When I bake, I have to be on constant lookout and ever vigilant from roaming fingers. You see, my family suffer from Finger Dippyitis – otherwise known as the compulsion to stick their unwashed fingers into my cake and cupcake batters. This sometimes […]

Lazy Weekend Dutch Baby Pancakes

There’s something to be said for a lazy pancake breakfast on the weekend, however it’s usually lazy for everyone except the cook! Which, in my family, means me… While everyone else in the family gets to lounge about, drinking tea and reading in bed, if there’s to be a pancake breakfast it means that I’m […]

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