tarte tatin

I was pulling this out of the oven tonight when Timbo got the phone call from his mum; his grandma Lyn had sadly passed away. Lyn, more commonly known as ‘Nin’ to her 6 grandkids, 10 great grandkids (and counting), was an absolute larger than life character. Always with a huge smile on her face, […]

pear + ginger cake

Is there anything better than some good old fashioned country hospitality? Nothing says ” I love you” more than a thoughtful display of home cooking. And with covid restrictions lifting and regional travel opening back up again – we’ve got family coming to stay. Who cares if the house is a mess; the washing pile […]

french toast

I have a confession to make. Whilst so many of you “essentials” are out there working hard to keep everyone safe; keeping our economy ticking over, do you want to know what I’ve been doing? I’ve been at home writing an acrostic poem. About French toast. A FRENCH TOAST ACROSTIC POEM! “Are you serious?” you […]

fairy meringue kisses | sweet little pink meringues filled with chantilly cream

Charlotte brought home a recipe for these ‘fairy meringue kisses’ from a cookbook she found at school in her classroom. Pause for reaction. Like mother, like daughter some might say. Char fell in love with “pavalova” last Christmas and has always had a soft spot for whipped cream (doesn’t everyone!?) so it’s easy to see […]

chocolate brownies

I saw something on Facebook the other day that said “Find out what Donna Hay’s favourite kitchen utensil for under $20 is!” Of course I couldn’t help but click on it and for some unknown reason, the page didn’t load. Bugger. Anyway, I then got distracted doing something else and annoyingly, I still don’t know […]