Fresh Produce and Candied Walnuts

I’m one of those foodies that can never really get my head around the idea of delivered fresh groceries.  I know it would be convenient, probably cheaper and I could choose to support a local business, but I have a thing about my fresh grocery shopping.  I like to be inspired by my senses, all…

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…

Cinnamon Bun… with a twist

This is a much loved recipe of mine.   I fell in love with these cinnamon buns (bullar) in Sweden back in my teens when I lived there.  The spiced soft bread with the crunchy sugary bits were delish with coffee and a staple in every home I visited in the year that I lived…

Cherry Conserve

Well what do you do when your other half comes home with a 5kg box of cherries?  He makes cider, and I cook jam….match made in heaven or what? Cherry Conserve 1kg pitted and washed cherries 1kg white sugar rind off 1/2 lemon, juice of whole lemon 1 vanilla pod (optional) Wash and pit your…

Lemon Poppy Seed Sugar Cookies

Some posts and recipes I see on WordPress just speak to me and call out for more attention.  I love that there is people all over the world that speak the same language as me when it comes to my philosophies in life and food. So when Sweet Pea’s Kitchen posted her Lemon Poppyseed Sugar…

what is Golden Syrup?

I’ve been wondering what Golden Syrup is for years?  I know its liquid sugar, but how does it differ from Treacle, from Corn Syrup, Maple Syrup, or Glucose…..what is this stuff we cook with in Australia, and in the UK?  More importantly too, what can we substitute for it when we can’t find it where…

My Nan’s Green Tomato Pickles

The memories of my Nan was not really of her being  a foodie person.  Her creative talents lay with her knitting needles instead.  However one of my most favourite food memories that I associate with her is green tomato pickles.  They are a bit of a legend in our family, something coveted and devoured at…