Tag Archives: Cooking

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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Sweet Saturdays – Traditional Icelandic Cake

A sweet treat for the weekend. Something quick, easy to make and delicious to eat. And what’s more – it is traditional! What could be better? Continue reading

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Bigos – A Polish Hunter’s Meal

If you live in the North, you are heading straight into winter, so a hearty warm casserole that can utilize leftovers, is just the ticket! The Taste of Poland! Continue reading

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Winter in South/Autumn in North

  When you have had a series of rainy days there is nothing better than a good hearty stew, and we can thank the Irish for the basis of the stew that I cooked this week, which satisfied 8 teenage … Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner? – Salmon [Fiesta Friday]

Succumbing as my family are to the cravings they feel in the late afternoons, they drift out to the kitchen, one by one, muttering the daily question, “What’s for dinner, Mum?” [ At this point, I have to steel myself and feign deafness, [clearly unsuccessfully], as I am always asked a second time, “What’s for dinner?” Continue reading

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Tantalizing Tuesday – Yema Cake

Juhls at the Not So Creative Cook posted a recipe that had me intrigued: Yema Cake with a condensed milk frosting. – That sounds different, I thought! A traditional cake from the Philippines: great! I have made butter icing, royal … Continue reading

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Blueberry Muffins with Brown sugar

We must take advantage of blueberries when they are in season. They are cheap as chips and so good for you, protecting against diseases and ageing, as well as helping to metabolise carbohydrates, proteins and fats, which is excellent if … 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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Kremowka – A Slice of heaven

Making traditional hard to find recipes with Lin’s rare cooking challenge. This month I nominated to make a polish version of a Slice called Kremowka and I loved it! Continue reading

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Lingonberry/ Cranberry Slice – Tantalizing Tuesday

LIngonberries are a great source of Vitamin C and other health benefits. They taste great in a sweet or savoury dish. Here is a great recipe that you will love. Everyone does! Continue reading

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Savoury Muffins – School Lunch Recipe

Trying to get teens to eat anything green/healthy/vegetable/fibrous and they will run a mile, in the opposite direction, so the secret to this recipe is that it looks like a sweet cake in appearance, (first duplicitous maneuver ) and it tastes like the junk food on offer at most food outlets, but is not. Continue reading

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Tantalizing Tuesday – Honey Steak – Don’t Complicate It!

Every day, I see more and more processed, packaged or ready – made meals, slowly infiltrating the consumer psyche, as acceptable items on the supermarket shelf. I lament that all too soon the simple act of grating a carrot ,or shredding our own lettuce, will be relegated to an activity seen only at historic reenactment group ‘open’ days, as we as a population, (generally speaking), forget the simple tasks involved in creating a balanced meal, for ourselves, from uncomplicated ingredients. Tantalizing Tuesdays – it is easy and it is all about healthy, home cooking. 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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31 Days of Five Minute Free Writing – Day 10 ‘Ready’

Five minutes of Free Writing on a Different topic each day. Topic for Day 10 is Ready Continue reading

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Tantalizing Tuesdays – Danish Spice Cake

I apologize in advance if you resent, dislike or even hate this post, due to the possible addictive properties of this recipe. As if the aroma of ginger and ‘Christmas spices wasn’t enough, your tastebuds will be screaming out for more than just one slice! But read on and you’ll discover that this cake recipe is not all bad, and it also has many health benefits from the spices it contains, and can actually help with weight control, and a variety of digestive ailments. Using a probiotic yoghurt will also increase the benefits of a slice or two of Danish Spice Cake….. Continue reading

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