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Ten Minute Orange Cake Recipe

Reminiscing about my Danish Grandmother who used to cook Orange cake for Sunday afternoon tea, I remembered how, as a child, I looked forward to visiting her house as I could smell the aroma of baking, as we arrived. Anyone can find ten minutes to spare, right? How long does it take to post on… Continue reading Ten Minute Orange Cake Recipe

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Nutty Rice

I was recently asked for a way to get folks and children to eat brown rice. "Disguise it with yummy additions," I said. Or use the recipe below: So far it hasn't met with rejection. [Just don't tell anyone this is actually Brown Rice for then staunch haters of brown rice will gobble this up!!]… Continue reading Nutty Rice

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Eat Like the Japanese

It seems like the only people I have seen in Japan carrying extra kilos, (Sumo wrestlers notwithstanding), has been more often than not, Australian tourists - like me! I was thinking that there was something in this. Perhaps it should be a wake up call for Aussie lifestyle and diets. At breakfast the morning after… Continue reading Eat Like the Japanese

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Turning Japanese

How do you spend two weeks travelling Japan, with a teenager in tow, during the season of the 'Crimson Leaves?' By seeing incredible nature and having numerous experiences, good, bad, funny and serious, but all of them, unique. In fact, sometimes I felt like this old eighties song: https://youtu.be/dx3HA-F8iVE Leaving Australia I was a little… Continue reading Turning Japanese

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Last Minute Christmas Ideas

Decorations are in the shops from August in some places, carols are playing over the speakers in shopping centres, and Christmas comes earlier and becomes more commercialized every year. Even kids are organized early, these days. When my children were younger, a lengthy Christmas wish list of various items ranging in price from in expensive… Continue reading Last Minute Christmas Ideas

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Something light for Tea

You may have heard me espousing the benefits of almonds and walnuts in recipes such as salads, or the Almond and Walnut Muffin recipe, I have previously posted, but what about  the benefits of incorporating cinnamon in our diet? I have to confess to being quite a fan of the cinnamon, especially in the crumble… Continue reading Something light for Tea

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Pumpkin – Eat Yourself to Good Health

Made up of 85% carbs, 8 % protein 3% fat, PUMPKIN is a forgotten about vegetable that kids will continually turn their nose up at. But did you know that it keeps for up to 6 months, when whole and is really quite good for you. I share some creative ways of adding Pumpkin to your diet.

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Raspberry Pie with Vanilla Sauce

This recipe for Raspberry Pie with Vanilla Sauce comes from Pike at ArtKoppi On my menu for this weekend. Have you cooked with rhubarb? If so, what did you make? Easy and quick rhubarb pie 1 egg 3 dl sugar 3.5 dl cream milk 6 dl wheat flour 3 tsp baking powder 100 g of… Continue reading Raspberry Pie with Vanilla Sauce

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WPC – Out of this World

Something that is Out of this World but very much edible. The biggest cotton candy I've ever seen.... Or if you are Australian: Fairy Floss Also Out of this World. Abandoned, unforgiving, and definitely haunted, according to my friends who tried to stay the night here where they experienced an out of this world happening,… Continue reading WPC – Out of this World