An old cookbook in our collection

The Presbyterian Cookery Book of Good and Tried Recipes was bought in 1975, the year we were married. I am not sure if it was the tartan on the cover that prompted the purchase or the fact that it was Presbyterian based or maybe even the recommendations on the back of the book? Anyway the…

An escape before stage 3 again

I managed to get away for a weekend of bike riding with the Bike Chicks.  We were fortunate to get a trip as we are in an area of Victoria with no active cases of COVID19 and travel was permitted within Victoria outdside the exclusion zone of metropolitan Melbourne. We had booked a stay at…

More cooking, balm for the soul.

Our cumquat tree has produced well this year and so i have managed to make a batch of cumquat marmalade.  I am not a huge fan of marmalade but I love cumquat marmalade. I have blogged about this before and you can find the link to the recipe here.

Recreating childhood memories

This is a ginger fluff.  An unusual name for a cake but it is the cake that my mother-in-law used to bake.  Her cakes were delicious. Our elder daughter was recently visiting us and she asked me if I had Granma’s recipe.  Unfortunately I didn’t but that didn’t prevent her from finding a recipe on…

An Australian icon leaves us.

One of Australia’s icons, the beloved Margaret Fulton, food writer and cook, passed away yesterday at the age of 94. I think I probably came across her recipes for the first time in either of the magazines, Womans Weekly or New Idea.  She was the first female Australian cook to introduce us to the flavours of other nations. I used…