Date and Orange Muffins

This quick and easy recipe was created on a whim recently after my lovely friend (and mother in law) shared it with me insisting that the muffins were amazing.  Pam was spot on!  So moist and light these muffins are probably the first that I’ve made in a very long time that have actually worked….

Ginger Carrot Soup with a Touch of Orange

There’s been a lot happening behind the scenes of Sharing The Food We Love and much of it is unrelated to food hence the level of radio silence that has been going on. I’ve been very hesitant to blog about the biggest news that is happening with us for fear of turning into another blog…

Chilled Carrot and Hazelnut soup

When I started making the Pea and Mint soup earlier this week I got into the chilled soup groove and decided to give this recipe a go too.  I didn’t find this recipe to be as successful in its execution or flavour balance, although I would definitely use it as a base inspiration for making…

Foodie Photo Friday

Today I wanted to do a little cross promotion for myself and share with you an image from my latest focus, my art.  I’ve set up a new blog which will be sharing images that I create and become an online gallery as such of my work.  If you like the style of my photography…

Orange Coconut Haystacks

I’ve spent quite some time this weekend considering my options as to what I am going to contribute to this month’s The Cookbook Guru.  The challenge for August is to pick a recipe book from my bookshelf to cook from and share with the group as an introduction that may result in it becoming part…

Liquid Love and a Negroni

Entertaining your senses can be indulged in many forms and for us that means not only enjoying what we eat, but also what we drink.  We take the time to savour the aromas, the textures, the colours and the flavours.   We will sometimes sit and discuss our impressions, often analysing what we find and what…

White Chocolate and Apricot Balls

I’ve been experimenting a little bit with dried fruit and no bake treats these past few weeks and this is one creation that I thought was worth sharing.  To begin with they didn’t look like they were going to work, the flavour was too tart and citric for even the bitter loving palates.  A bit…

Spiced Vegan Orange and Almond Rumballs

As you may remember I went on a foodie tangent earlier this year when I detoxed for a few weeks.  In the process I started exploring healthier eating options and discovered an amazing recipe for dairy free, sugar free, wheat free coconut rough and a walnut hedgehog which made my taste buds sing.  Well I’m…

Fennel and Orange Chicken Skewers with Carrot Salad

Another yum moment from this cook book.   I loved the look of it when I started on this project, but as I move through the recipes that appeal to me I am learning some new flavour combinations and having my memory refreshed of others.  I love fresh fennel with orange, so combining the seeds with…

Chocolate Orange & Ginger Hedgehog gone awray…

I had intended to share with you a really cool version of the traditional hedgehog, but alas it was not meant to be.  Normally this would mean back to the drawing board, but cooking is as much about the lessons from failures, as it is from our successes so I thought it was only fair…

Orange Chicken Risotto

Whilst the weather is finally starting to warm up here in Brisbane, and spring might be just about to show her face, there are still nights when its chilly enough that I find myself reaching for some warm comforting and filling food.  Risotto is one meal that I can rely on to fill this need,…

Orange Vegetable and Ginger Soup

Somewhere in the back of my memory I’d retained the idea of this soup that I first read about on Frugal Feedíng’s Blog.   The idea sounded kinda cool, but given that his posting was in our summer, it wasn’t something I was keen to try immediately and so I forgot about it.   Fast forward to…