Category Archives: Morning or afternoon tea

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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Fig and ricotta tarts

Oh how I love fresh figs. The season before last I made a fig and blue cheese tart. Last season I made fig puddings with honey caramel sauce. One of my favourite things to do with fresh figs is to eat … Continue reading

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Christmas spice sugar cookies

I wanted to make sugar cookies for Christmas this year; with a unique flavour, decorated with Royal Icing. This is the recipe I came up with. My idea of Christmas spice is a blend of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. … Continue reading

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Duck egg sponge roll with strawberry cream

My grandparents came to visit me recently. I’d been looking forward to their trip for ages. They came to stay with my Pop’s brother in Sydney, who’s been ill, but had promised to come for a day trip to Canberra … Continue reading

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Pumpkin chips

These crunchy pumpkin chips are AMAZING. I made them to go in my ‘three sisters tacos’ but they are delicious by themselves. I think they’d make a great beer snack, something to munch during a sports game, or an after … Continue reading

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Grapefruit and ginger tart

I was very happy to be invited to a friends house for dinner this weekend. It’s nice to have a reason to cook a sweet treat. I’ve loads of grapefruits at the moment and decided to make a grapefruit and … Continue reading

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Autumnal fruit slice

I love it when a plan for leftovers works out this well. We had a great selection of autumn fruit in the bowl needing to be used. There were quinces from Moyston’s wild quince tree; pears from the farm’s orchard; … Continue reading

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Trout and wild fennel paste

I was recently blessed to be given a whole, beautiful and rather large trout that was freshly caught on the west coast of Tasmania. I was stoked about it. I knew I’d get several meals from it. I wanted to … Continue reading

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