Peanut Butter and Strawberry Muffins

Strawberries are in season at the moment in Brisbane and I’m finding myself buying them by the kilo I’m eating that many.  The price is right so I’m not holding back.  It does mean at times there is a few too many hanging around so I’m happy to throw a few into my baking if…

Mixed Berry Coulis

Back in the late 80’s, early 90’s when I was starting out my life in the food industry in Melbourne, berry coulis was all the rage.   It was the era of  lemon curd tart,  chocolate mud cake and tiramasu adorning every cake fridge across the city.  If you bought a piece the chances are…

Homemade Mint Sauce

I really can’t believe just how simple and delicious this sauce was.   I had chosen some lamb cutlets and sausages for a BBQ recently with family and wanted to have something yummy to accompany it.  I’m not particularly a fan of the commercial mint sauces available as I find them to be glutinous and oily…

Spiced Strawberry and Almond Smoothie

Another quick hit for your morning smoothies, this time with fresh strawberries. Strawberries are in season here in Queensland which means they are plentiful without breaking the bank to buy them.  During this time I try to go for larger quantities when I buy them and then I trim and freeze them in thought for…

Strawberry and Cream Sponge

Having waxed lyrical in an earlier post about not needing equipment in my kitchen, I got a wonderful treat for my birthday/Christmas this year.  I will admit to eyeing it off for a long time in kitchen stores, but always considering an electric mixer a bit of a luxury.  When my parents offered to buy…

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…