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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

Sirmione
blogging, Cakes

Lots of Recipes to Love Lemons

What makes a great tasting Lemon Cake? Ju-Lyn might consider me a Queen of Lemon Cakes, but I am no reigning monarch of cooking, merely slightly obsessed with lemons. The family loves lemon cake, which means I am keen to try out any new lemon-themed recipe I find. This month, in setting up a tasting… Continue reading Lots of Recipes to Love Lemons

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Food

Embracing Edamame Beans

As one on the periphery of the 'Boomer' generation, I am slightly hesitant to use nouveau cuisine ingredients in my meals. However, as my adult children grow and in-laws arrive at family dinners, I need to cater to vegan, coeliac and pescatarian palettes, so I'm aiming to be versatile, making some low-calorie alternatives such as… Continue reading Embracing Edamame Beans

Cakes, Danmark, Food

Danish Spice Cake for Christmas in July

The Concept of Danish Hygge The Danish word Hygge cannot be translated to one word in English, but my description would be,' a cosy and contented feeling of wellbeing one gets when spending quiet time indoors with family and friends.' Tea and cake or a nice glass of wine in the evenings, may help to… Continue reading Danish Spice Cake for Christmas in July

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

teapot with teacups and candle
blogging, Cakes, Food

Dark Chocolate Brownie

I have been making a Dark Chocolate Brownie over at the Home by the Sea. It is a quick and easy recipe that has some health benefits owing to the use of dark chocolate. These are more cake recipes posted previously for #Onecakeaweek Are you tempted by any? Lemon Blueberry BreadSticky Date PuddingRaspberry Buttermilk CakeLemon… Continue reading Dark Chocolate Brownie

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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

cake on platter
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, 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

Anzac Day memorial to veterans
Australia, Cakes, 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

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

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