Blueberry, Coconut and Banana Cake… another ever evolving recipe

Tweaking recipes is all a part of the fun when it comes to cooking.  Putting your own personal touch onto a dish modifying the flavour, texture or substituting ingredients to suit dietary requirements.  I love that the more that I cook the more I feel comfortable playing with recipes knowing what should and shouldn’t work. …

Rumballs (definitely for grown ups)

I have to say that I never expected it to be so easy to make rumballs.  I’m not quite sure why I’ve never made them before, or even what motivated me to decide to make them now.  All I can think is that I’m trying to get myself into the Christmas spirit and these babies…

Banana & Apricot Bread

I was fortunate enough to receive Donna Hay’s latest recipe book (Fresh & Light) earlier this month as a birthday present.  I’ve been a fan of her work for well over a decade.  Her recipes are always simple (not too many ingredients) and easy to follow, encouraging you to mix and match ingredients and learn…

Strawberry and Coconut Bread

Okay, okay, it’s really more like cake…… but I’m calling it bread because of the texture, its appearance and the fact that it definitely doesn’t need dressing up like a cake. I’ve been kind of obsessed by a coconut and banana bread that I discovered on WordPress not very long after I started blogging.  It’s…

Luscious Lime Syrup Cake

If you love limes, then this is a beautifully light way to turn limes into a fresh, juicy and delicious cake.  Syrup over cake creates such a juicy texture, particularly when combined with the coconut, it’s a little bit of a lady-like holiday on your fork. I’ve used a recipe from one of Australia’s iconic…

my story of Australian ANZAC biscuits

My story of ANZAC biscuits starts quite a  time ago…… When I was 17 years old, I spent a year living in Sweden as an exchange student.   It was back in a time in my life where my interest in food lay more in the eating, a time before I really wanted to learn…

healthy bircher muesli

I have memories from my early 20’s, when I worked in a major chain hotel, of this being a staple dish on the breakfast buffet.  Knowing it was oats, nuts and fruit appealed to me, finding out that it also contained cream, not so much.    So I adapted this recipe over time when I was…

Rhubarb and Apple Crumble

When I’m feeling like dessert, but I don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, this is the immediate recipe I think of.  It’s so easy to make, I even suggest that it’s a great recipe to cook with kids.  Get them involved in making something semi healthy for a sweet treat after dinner at…

a super slice for the sweet tooth….

I had some left over condensed milk leftover and was looking for something to make.  I saw a variation of this recipe online and thought I would give it a shot.  The end result, slightly crumbly and sweet enough to put my teeth on edge!  Not quite my cup of tea but I’m sure this…

Almond, Coconut and Cranberry Toasted Muesli (Granola)

  I’ve been buying and trying many different muesli’s trying to find something healthy, not to fattening (and full of yucky stuff) that I actually like to eat in the morning.  So far there has only been a few, and they are super expensive.  I love crunchy textures, and nuts so when I saw a…

Banana & Coconut Bread re-adapted….

I’ve been using this blog for less than a month, wanting to find a way to share my food experiences with the wide world out there.  Little did I know when I embarked on this adventure that I would start to find myself engrossed in other people’s food blogs, and inspired to try people’s recipes…