Food, History & Traditions

Friendly Friday Challenge Guest Post – Nostalgia

The Guest post for this week’s Friendly Friday theme of Nostalgia, comes from Lorelle, an Australian Mum of two, passionate traveller and foodie enthusiast, who blogs at A Mindful Traveller. I had the immense pleasure of meeting the lovely Lorelle a couple of years ago and she has been so kind to write a beautiful… Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge Guest Post – Nostalgia

Cakes, cookies, biscuits and Home Bake, Community, Food

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge- Guest Post – Something Different

In addition to our regular posts, the Friendly Friday team at TheSandyChronicles and StPA, are featuring Guest Posts from Bloggers who contribute to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge. Ju-Lyn, a Singaporean blogger, from All Things Bright and Beautiful especially enjoys food and cooking, in addition to making 'purposeful choices, ' and has kindly contributed a… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge- Guest Post – Something Different

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Australia, Cakes, cookies, biscuits and Home Bake, Food, History & Traditions

ANZAC Biscuit Traditions

Home made bikkies When is a Cookie a biscuit? When you live in Australia, of course. On April 25 each year, Anzac Day, the nation stops to commemorate the supreme sacrifice of a group of soldiers that have contributed to the development of our national psyche. We don't have many traditions of our own so… Continue reading ANZAC Biscuit Traditions

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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

Community, Food

Minestrone Soup Recipe

Before the southern summer heat vents its spleen and the northerners tuck themselves in for winter,  a nutritious meal that might ward off cold and flu viruses that accompany seasonal changes, could be just what we need. Such as Minestrone served with some crusty rolls/baguette slices. Minestrone There are a multitude of recipes for Minestrone… Continue reading Minestrone Soup Recipe

Community, Food

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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Community

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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Community

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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Cakes, cookies, biscuits and Home Bake, Community, Food, Motivational

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.

Irish Stew
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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 appetites. We can also thank the Naxon company in Chicago for first developing a rudimentary… Continue reading Winter in South/Autumn in North