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Picky about Pikelets – Anzac Day Traditions

Teatime? Try a quick mix pikelet. They may not be the smashed avocado on sourdough, or the fashionable Baci, but they taste seriously good, especially when served warm with topping. Very Australian! Perfect for Anzac Day traditions and treats. Continue reading

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Scandinavian recipes -Waffles from Norway

Traditional Waffles from the West Coast of Norway – so deilicous. Try to just have one – I dare you! Continue reading

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Not Another Lemon Cake!

Something to Ponder About posts functional and proven recipes on Taantalizing Tuesdays, and recipes that use the humble lemon feature strongly. This one is a quick and super easy Lemon Cake. Lemons are a great healthy asset helping to detox and balance our metabolism. Continue reading

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Money for Jam – How to Make Rosella Jam

Ever heard of Rosella Jam? Possibly not, unless you are Australian? So what is it, you say? Only the best preserve known to man! Known more to our grandparent’s generation as Rosella, the Queensland Jam Plant is a native of Africa … Continue reading

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Need a Chocolate Fix? – Chewy Chocolate Slice

Need a chocolate fix in a hurry? My quick and simple recipe can give you that hit of chocolate you are seeking! And dark chocolate has health benefits for you. And we all need a little indulgence at times. And chocolate is great for your mood, isn’t it? Continue reading

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Scones with Tea – A Morning Tradition

In my husband’s family, it is a tradition to have morning tea. That is, a cup of hot tea with a scone, or two, with butter or jam. My husband’s paternal grandmother was a brilliant farmhouse cook and used an old wood burning stove; one that was without thermostat, temperature gauge. And everything was cooked to perfection. Wouldn’t we all love that skill? I am going to share a simple and ‘NEVER FAIL,’ Family recipe, (and variations), so that your kitchen will RULE when it comes to morning teas. Continue reading

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Everything gives you Cancer?

This information came into my inbox from Marine Essentials Vitamin products. Some of this I was aware of, and some of it, I wasn’t. There are so many forms of Cancer, and each of it a separate disease in itself, so the best thing we can do is follow a varied diet, with all things in moderation.

In the interests of sharing information, that is important to others, as is one of the aims of this blog, I am posting this information here. I am not in the business of scaremongering, yet, reading the following information does give you more “food” for thought: Continue reading

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Lemon and Ricotta Ring Cake

There are many Italian cake recipes but this one has to be one of my favorites…. It is delicious, quick, easy and with the exception of ricotta cheese, you probably have all the ingredients in your fridge and pantry. Thanks … Continue reading

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Danish Spice Cake – an Australian Perspective

I so love using cinnamon in home baking as it is so good for you. So when Tidious Ted at Recipereminiscing posted this recipe just before Christmas, I jumped a the chance to make it. Continue reading

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Christmas Cookie Recipe – One Batch, Five Different Cookies

I am used to being the sole cook in the kitchen, yet Christmas is always frenetic. There is more people in the house, more to do, more excited conversation, more spontaneity, and thus ever more distractions. This is not conducive to concentrating on the task at hand: i.e. to make seven varieties of cookies following several recipes at once. Adhering to Christmas traditions often mean cooking at least seven different types of biscuits or cookies, for the ‘Juletide’ feast. In today’s fast paced lifestyle, time-poor families need some kind of shortcut if they are to maintain these age-old customs and it was an error or serendipity that created an opportunity to make that happen. This recipe makes at least three, if not four, types of cookies, from the one mix, reducing the workload in the kitchen. [See recipe below.] Continue reading

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Grandma was right after all – Chicken Soup

“Ah, I feel sick, I think I am coming down with a cold,” wails my teenage son as he comes home from school.

“Oh dear, you do look a bit pale, I’ll make some Chicken soup for you to…” I begin to say before I am abruptly cut off with a Talk to the Hand kind of gesture [observed frequently in male adolescents]. “Fine,” I then respond, “but it helps me feel better, when I feel ill,”I plead, as the teen, who is by now making a swift exit from the kitchen, heads straight for the lounge. In one swift movement, he has grabbed the remote control and launched himself into the air, landing lengthwise on the Ektorp [Read: Ikea for Lounge] ala ‘lounge lizard’, on valium. Continue reading

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30 day Book Challenge – Favourite Childhood Book

Day 20 – Winnie The Pooh

Its a tad embarrassing but yes, it is Winnie The Pooh!!!!

The challenge did ask for the favourite childhood book, as opposed to favourite children’s book. That’s my childhood, right? Continue reading

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Phoneography and Non SLR Digital Photo Challenge- Challenger’s Choice (Gooseberry)

I have been manipulating a few pics in the effects icon on my Nexus 4 phone camera of the first Cape Gooseberry in my vege garden. I used Moldiv camera app to create the collage. I Re- posting a B& … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

Something to Ponder About

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Raspberry Buttermilk Cake with White Chocolate

Raspberries are claimed to be the World’s healthiest foods containing massive amounts of Vitamin C, possess anti-cancer properties as well as the ability to counteract obesity. With that in mind, this delicious cake recipe, with a few alterations, was prepared: Continue reading

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