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Simple Nasi Goreng

When I spoke about my advice to my teen self, it triggered a discussion with blogger, Judy Dykstra-Brown, about a simple meal that my Year 4 teacher, Ms Gove taught us to make. Ms Gove was from Indonesia, a country colonised by the Dutch, and as such, Nasi Goreng is a popular meal cooked by… Continue reading Simple Nasi Goreng

Norwegian hytte cabin in the snow at Christmas
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Blogger Party Holiday Treats in Australia and Scandinavia – Friendly Friday Challenge

Dancing around the Christmas tree in (in Sweden) Advent After four weeks of Advent preparation, church bells chime signifying the start of Julaften, the Christmas period throughout Scandinavia. With traditional origins stretching back to pagan times, the Scandinavian countries celebrate the evening of December 24 with a Christmas feast and gift-giving. Songs are sung whilst… Continue reading Blogger Party Holiday Treats in Australia and Scandinavia – Friendly Friday Challenge

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Potato ‘Patarto’ – Danish Salad

A dear friend turned the grand age of 80 this week and, for her party, asked the guests not to bring gifts, but instead bring some food. She politely suggested I bring some Potato Salad. Sounds simple enough in principle, but not in practice. Ordinarily, throwing together a potato salad would be child's play, but… Continue reading Potato ‘Patarto’ – Danish Salad

fish graffiti
blogging, Food

Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Something Fishy

Join the Friendly Friday Blog Challenge For the next two weeks, the Friendly Friday Blog Challenge asks for you to share a story, photographs, poem or recipe on the theme: Something Fishy. You are very welcome to join in. Think fish markets, lobsters, fishing tales, the one that got away, graffiti art, food or travel… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Something Fishy

blogging, Photography

Friendly Friday – Special Treat Challenge

We are in the midst of a casual baking challenge in a (time-unlimited) bake-off with Sandy, Moon and Ju-Lyn. Sandy has issued a counter challenge for me to make a Dacquoise ( See Sandy's pic below). I have to summon up a little more courage before making that. All in good fun though. Dacquoise dessert… Continue reading Friendly Friday – Special Treat Challenge

baking yema cake
Cakes

Gulkake Yellow Cake Recipe

Those of you who have been following my blog for some time, will know that Norwegian and Scandinavian things are very close to my heart, so it will come as no surprise to read that I am sharing a Norwegian recipe with you. This is a traditional Norwegian cake with an intense yellow colour. Not… Continue reading Gulkake Yellow Cake Recipe

Australia, Food

As Aussie as Meat Pie

It is 1996 and I'm a young mum with two small sons. They're two demanding boys, with big ideas and fertile minds. They want to play, but it's time to prepare dinner for the family. The oldest boy turns back to set up electrical circuits with batteries and LED light bulbs, whilst the smaller son,… Continue reading As Aussie as Meat Pie

vegetable salad s
Cakes, Food

Sticking with the Pudding – Sticky Date

Have you a particular dish that you know you don't like, but have never really ever tried it? Or perhaps you were once bitten, twice shy in regards to a particular food? For me, that was Sticky Date Pudding. I would swerve away from these dried out chewy concoctions at buffets and head straight for… Continue reading Sticking with the Pudding – Sticky Date

swedish design candles
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Friendly Friday – Comfort Food

My resourceful co-host Sandy from The Sandy Chronicles has allocated Comfort Food for the Weekly Prompt for Friendly Friday. Chocolate and raspberries are a match made in heaven. And for me, any kind of berry and a dash of chocolate in any form is comfort food. To save confusion, you can find the link to… Continue reading Friendly Friday – Comfort Food

figs
Cakes, Community, Food

Discover a New Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

In these strange times of pandemic, we are called to act differently from the norm. We adjust our lifestyle to accommodate the lock downs and social distancing, according to our own countries. I like to think of it as the beginning of something new, rather than something lost. A New Kind of Photography Challenge With… Continue reading Discover a New Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

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Buy one thing

Come on Aussie, come on. Support our smaller shops doing it tough. Buy just one thing from our smaller gift shops to keep them going through this crisis, or when it is over, we won't have those beautiful shops to browse through. Your purchase doesn't have to cost much. Australians are renowned for their community… Continue reading Buy one thing

Snow pea insect
Australia, Food

What’s Cooking at Home

Are the supermarket shelves emptying of your standard pasta sauce? The solution is to Make Your Own. It is not hard, says Nat. 'Nat's What you Reckon,' will tell you how. He is rough, ready and he hates jar sauces and processed food. Yet, this guy can cook. Hidden behind this tough exterior are really… Continue reading What’s Cooking at Home