A LITTLE BIT OF BAKING

May has been the month for birthdays, and it was Mother’s Day.  Who can’t resist a little cake or biscuit to give to mum with her cuppa in the afternoon, spoil her a little I relish the quiet time I have in the kitchen when the boys aren’t home.  I don’t tend to have anything…

NEED DINNER INSPIRATION?

Trust me I am feeling your pain, especially on a Friday afternoon.  As I am typing this post I have two kids eating Maccas in the play room cause its just one of those days and it’s the school holidays. On days like this I always have a stash of dumplings in the freezer for…

TUNA CROQUETTES

These babies are amazing – Just Saying! I make these when I have lots of left over mash potato from dinner the night before.  You can add whatever herbs and spices you love to these or you could just make plain cheese and mash ones.  DELICIOUS. PS – THEY FREEZE SO WELL TOO INGREDIENTS 2…

MINT CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM

Does anyone else’s kid love ice cream as much as mine?  He has an obsession with anything minty.  Cool mints, TicTacs, Minties and ice cream isn’t any different. We recently went to the Lancefield Farmers market to get some small batch ice cream made by a lovely couple in Kyneton http://www.powlettstices.com we grabbed their mulberry and…

GINGER FLUFF SPONGE

There is something comforting and feels like home when you eat a sponge.  Our neighbour makes the best sponges with passionfruit icing – would make the CWA proud. This was my first attempt at a sponge, don’t ask me why I have never made one before but why would I try when my mum and…

HOMEMADE SAUSAGE ROLLS

Is there anything better than a homemade sausage roll?  These make a double batch which you can make up and freeze ready to bake later on when the munchies strike.  I add lots of grated vegetables into mine for flavour and to add the kids 5 a day. 1 kilogram sausage mince 1 packet of…

PLUM AND RASPBERRY JAM

It has been an amazing summer for fruit in our neighbourhood.  We have had a large crop of Meyer Lemons and are about to get a second flush before winter.  Our passionfruit is fruiting also with a few blossoms still poking their gorgeous yellow and purple faces through the vine. Our next door neighbour has…

CARAMELISED ONION, ZUCCHINI, CHORIZO AND BROCCOLI SLICE

I think everyone has there version of zucchini slice and it is usually one that our Mums made for decades.  I love it as it is so easy to make and everyone always goes back for seconds. This is also a great recipe to play around with and make your own.  Even get the kids…