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…

How hot do you like it?

We were down to the last of the chilli sauce I had made several years ago so it was time for a new batch.  I decided to make only a small batch this time as only the two of us are at home now. The recipe I use is from a wonderful book called A…

A great find

When I went to drop off some articles at the Salvation Army store I spotted this beautiful teapot.I recognised that it was an Arabia teapot and I know they cost a great deal of money when new. This ebay seller is asking $110.  I paid $5 for my tea pot.  Guaranteed it has two chips…

A birthday cookbook

This delicious looking meal/salad is from the Ottolenghi Cookbook, the one I bought myself for my birthday.So many fantastic recipes I have tried already.  The one you see is Chargrilled Asparagus, courgettes and haloumi. I had the brainwave of doing the char-grilling on our sandwich press which has ridge marks on one side.  It certainly…