Category Archives: Brunch

Savoury muffins

I was recently gifted a huge bucket of Kristen Allen’s incredibly delicious buttermilk ricotta that is sold at the Country Valley stall at the Capital Region Farmers Market. As such, I’ve been trying to come up with a range of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Buckwheat banana bread

I recently had an overripe banana on my kitchen counter, frowning at me the browner it got. It was quite late by the time I summoned the energy to do something about said banana. I think I was inspired by … Continue reading

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Weed omelette

Today I led a weed walk for the Canberra Environment Centre.  It was a great morning down by the Jerrabomberra Wetlands. We picked loads of wild greens. We found wood sorrel, sheep sorrel, dock, wild fennel, dandelion, salsify, plantain and … Continue reading

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Maple pecan muffins

I had the most joyful time at Soukup Farms watching them make maple syrup. I can’t get enough of that stuff. The darker grades of maple syrup are packed with the strongest maple flavour. By law, all grades of maple syrup … Continue reading

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My American Hot Cross Buns

You may remember my posts about Christmas in Africa. They were wonderful. But I haven’t travelled since my illness left me with a disability. That is, until now. This is my first trip to the United States, my first trip … Continue reading

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Blue blueberry muffins

I had a wonderful weekend trip to the Clyde River Berry Farm. It’s a great place to visit, a nice day trip from Canberra. The berries are delicious. There are loads of beautiful blueberries. It’s fun to pick your own … Continue reading

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Tropical pancakes

I love cooking for people with specific dietary needs. It forces me to be more creative. In the process I can get some really incredible dishes that are quite unique. This is one of these dishes. These pancakes are gluten … Continue reading

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