Author Archives: Susan

Australian hot cross buns

I really don’t like Good Friday. For me, it’s a forced reminder of how cruel people can be to each other. I do not believe in the death penalty and I do what I can to alleviate human suffering. But … Continue reading

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Blue cheese biscuits

I made these little crackers as a Christmas treat for my friends who don’t have a sweet tooth. I think they’ll make a nice addition to a tray of Christmas nibbles. I made three savoury biscuits this year, and cut … Continue reading

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Gewurzhaus in Canberra is NOW OPEN!

Throngs of customers swooped on the Canberra Centre today to be the first buy in the new ‘lifestyle’ precinct of what is now dubbed the ‘Monaro Precinct’ but others know as the ‘old Canberra Centre’. The new section contains some … Continue reading

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A Rubock family recipe – crumpets

When I was visiting my grandparents in Burnie over the holidays, we called in on my great Uncle Lyal and his lovely wife Heather. I like them both a lot. The Rubock family span the whole political spectrum and Lyal … Continue reading

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Dairy free baked rice custard

I rent out my study on Airbnb to help me pay my bills. Occasionally guests leave behind various foodstuffs. Recently, someone left me a liter of almond milk. I had craving for baked custard, but low on milk I thought … Continue reading

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Chocolate chestnut brownies

Ever since my favourite pâtissier left the farmers market, I’ve been craving a really good chocolate brownie. I used to always buy mine from Dream Cuisine, and am quite lost without them. One of my favourite things about the winter … Continue reading

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Choc chip banana muffins

I have been craving choc chip banana muffins for over a week. I don’t quite know why, but there you have it. I bought up big at the banana stall at the farmers market last week and finally got around … Continue reading

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Rhubarb slice

This recipe is based on my Nan’s raspberry shortcake. That recipe is from her CWA cookbook and includes a layer of raspberry jam. I’ve swapped it out for fresh rhubarb and replaced the coconut in the topping with almond meal. … Continue reading

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Blackberry leaf tea

When I first started foraging, I was on the look out for all sorts of things I could do with the goodies I picked. I was staying with my grandparents in Tasmania, and was tending Pop’s berry patch. He had … Continue reading

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Wild brassica and potato gnocchi

With all this summer rain, the edible weeds are going gangbusters. At this time of year the wild brassica is usually quite peppery. I simply adore the taste of wild brassica flowers during winter, when they taste just like broccoli. … Continue reading

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