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…

The Cookbook Guru takes on Jane Grigson’s English Food

I think Jane Grigson’s English Food is a book that might very well grow on you if you have started to explore it.  Whilst there is many recipes that would seem dated or inappropriate to prepare with today’s diet and palate, when you dig there is some beautiful gems that are really worth creating in…

BBQ Salad Series: Waldorf Salad

Given that we are entering the barbeque season here in Australia, and many places in the northern hemisphere are enjoying their autumn, I thought it might be a good time to share some old favourites for our outdoor get togethers and for those times when the best option for dinner is a BBQ. First off…

Karen’s Banana Bread

Bananas…..seems I am on a bit of a roll with them at the moment, but I have to admit, all along this has been the recipe I’ve been dying to make.  I’m not sure why I didn’t do it first, except perhaps for the time involved.  It’s by far my favourite thing to make with…

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…

Super Tasty (and easy) Carrot Cake

This cake is one with memories attached, as most treat foods tend to have.  I first made this cake in Canada in June of 2004, as my best friend’s wedding cake.  The theme was relaxed midsummer, and a carrot cake was the perfect cake match.   Its light and moist texture with the richness of the…