Chocolate Coconut Slice 

I love it when a fellow blogger shares a recipe that sends me down memory lane. Glenda at Passion Fruit Garden shared this recipe for Chocolate Slice and it instantly had me thinking of my nan and book marking the post to see if I could recreate some of the magic. The original version is…

Homemade Pistachio Nougat

Nougat is a real treat for me which I have great memories of my Dad loving to eat by the plateful.  At Christmas Mum will always make sure she buys at least one length of it to have as part of the sweet treats on the table.  Often this would mean a journey to the…

Passionfruit Self Saucing Pudding

We had a spontaneous family dinner recently after a long day hanging out with our nieces and nephew, and I found myself scratching my head on what we could make as a quick dessert for a treat.  Fortunately I had a few fresh passionfruit in the fruit bowl and a bag of frozen pulp that…

Tomato Chutney

I’m sure I’ve already mentioned before, my family has quite a tradition of preserving.  I have quite clear memories of Mum with her Fowler’s bottling kit and kilos upon kilos of apricots, plums and cherries being preserved each year when I was a child.  Even now there is always a jar of jam or pickles…

Kath Lyon’s Caramel cake a la Pam

My wonderful friend, and the original source of this recipe,  has kindly created this cake for me so that you can all see how it should have been made.  The good news is that the birthday boy still ended up getting his cake anyway! Kath Lyon’s Caramel Cake a la Pam  1/4lb butter (114g)  1…

Grandma Bower’s Gingerbread Cake

This cake is a good, old-fashioned, sturdy and delightfully aromatic tasting cake.  No extra fluff of icing or decorating, just great flavour.  Perfect for afternoon tea with a cup of coffee, a pot of tea, or even with a nightcap like Cointreau or Kahlua.  What’s more, it’s one of those baked goods that keeps well…

Cajun Spiced Chicken

I’ve started a little cooking project with my Mum.  Working on this blog has made me realise how many recipes there are that I cook that I just know because of learning them when I was young, and also how many Mum used to make that I wouldn’t even know where to begin with.  The…