Australia, Community, Environment, Food, Gardening

REKO – Covid safe drive through food

By the time the humble spud or apple reaches your supermarket shelf from its trek from the farm, it could be up to three weeks old, due to storage times: days waiting for freighting in trucks, sitting in the open air at wholesale markets, transportation to distribution centres and then to individual supermarkets. Then, there… Continue reading REKO – Covid safe drive through food

Sirmione
blogging, Cakes

Lots of Recipes to Love Lemons

What makes a great tasting Lemon Cake? Ju-Lyn might consider me a Queen of Lemon Cakes, but I am no reigning monarch of cooking, merely slightly obsessed with lemons. The family loves lemon cake, which means I am keen to try out any new lemon-themed recipe I find. This month, in setting up a tasting… Continue reading Lots of Recipes to Love Lemons

Food, review

Saving the Planet One Sip of Green Tea at a Time

Eco-friendly Biodegradable Tea Bags It's no secret the world has a problem with plastic pollution, particularly the presence of micro-plastics in our oceans and drinking water. Did you know that some tea manufacturers incorporate small amounts of plastic into the teabags, so they hold their shape when immersed in hot liquid? That plastic ends up… Continue reading Saving the Planet One Sip of Green Tea at a Time

Food

A Christmas in July

What happens when you want to eat Christmas food, you live in a tropical country, and it is 35 degrees (nearly 100 F), in the shade. What do you do? Christmas Decorations You organize a Christmas feast, in July, when it is actually wintertime. I know all the citizens of the northern hemisphere might have… Continue reading A Christmas in July

vegetables food
Food

Embracing Edamame Beans

As one on the periphery of the 'Boomer' generation, I am slightly hesitant to use nouveau cuisine ingredients in my meals. However, as my adult children grow and in-laws arrive at family dinners, I need to cater to vegan, coeliac and pescatarian palettes, so I'm aiming to be versatile, making some low-calorie alternatives such as… Continue reading Embracing Edamame Beans

Cakes, Danmark, Food

Danish Spice Cake for Christmas in July

The Concept of Danish Hygge The Danish word Hygge cannot be translated to one word in English, but my description would be,' a cosy and contented feeling of wellbeing one gets when spending quiet time indoors with family and friends.' Tea and cake or a nice glass of wine in the evenings, may help to… Continue reading Danish Spice Cake for Christmas in July

fish graffiti
blogging, Food

Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Something Fishy

Join the Friendly Friday Blog Challenge For the next two weeks, the Friendly Friday Blog Challenge asks for you to share a story, photographs, poem or recipe on the theme: Something Fishy. You are very welcome to join in. Think fish markets, lobsters, fishing tales, the one that got away, graffiti art, food or travel… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Something Fishy

pavlova recipe
Australia, blogging, Cakes, Food, History & Traditions

The Challenge of Making the Perfect Pavlova

Christmas has been and gone and with it the traditionally festive dessert of choice in Australia, (with its warm weather), the humble 'Pavlova.' This ubiquitous dessert really needs no introduction and not wishing to trigger my New Zealand counterparts, I won't mention its origins, but will note the recipe has Australian variations! Photo by Sandra… Continue reading The Challenge of Making the Perfect Pavlova

baking yema cake
Cakes

Gulkake Yellow Cake Recipe

Those of you who have been following my blog for some time, will know that Norwegian and Scandinavian things are very close to my heart, so it will come as no surprise to read that I am sharing a Norwegian recipe with you. This is a traditional Norwegian cake with an intense yellow colour. Not… Continue reading Gulkake Yellow Cake Recipe

Australia, Food

As Aussie as Meat Pie

It is 1996 and I'm a young mum with two small sons. They're two demanding boys, with big ideas and fertile minds. They want to play, but it's time to prepare dinner for the family. The oldest boy turns back to set up electrical circuits with batteries and LED light bulbs, whilst the smaller son,… Continue reading As Aussie as Meat Pie

teapot with teacups and candle
blogging, Cakes, Food

Dark Chocolate Brownie

I have been making a Dark Chocolate Brownie over at the Home by the Sea. It is a quick and easy recipe that has some health benefits owing to the use of dark chocolate. These are more cake recipes posted previously for #Onecakeaweek Are you tempted by any? Lemon Blueberry BreadSticky Date PuddingRaspberry Buttermilk CakeLemon… Continue reading Dark Chocolate Brownie

vegetable salad s
Cakes, Food

Sticking with the Pudding – Sticky Date

Have you a particular dish that you know you don't like, but have never really ever tried it? Or perhaps you were once bitten, twice shy in regards to a particular food? For me, that was Sticky Date Pudding. I would swerve away from these dried out chewy concoctions at buffets and head straight for… Continue reading Sticking with the Pudding – Sticky Date