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

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

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

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

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