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 to Sophie Calloca for the recipe. It is brilliant. Lemon Ricotta Ring 3 eggs 200… Continue reading Lemon and Ricotta Ring Cake

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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.

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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.]

Broccoli and Spinach Soup
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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.

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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?

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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:

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Phoneography Challenge – Macro

Lens and Pens Phoneography challenge is ALWAYS fun.  Your phone is a great photographic friend... most of the time, and if it is not: there is always the delete  or enhancement button on the various camera apps to improve things and change things around. No time for playing around with edits this week: time is… Continue reading Phoneography Challenge – Macro


Heart smart Food to fight cholesterol

We all want to live longer and healthier right, but the food must also have some zing and taste, must it not? Hommus or Hummus, is an easy to make healthy food that can be a great substitute for eating sweet or savoury biscuits when the afternoon munchies hit.  I keep a stock of chilled… Continue reading Heart smart Food to fight cholesterol