Pea and Cream Cheese Pie

 Serves 4 This  posh pie is a real pea-leaser! To eat it, is to love it! Ingredients 30g butter 2 brown onions, finely chopped 2 cups (240g) frozen peas, thawed 250g cream cheese , [Read More]

Crispy Onion Rings

Serves 4 Onion rings are probably my all-time fast food favourite! I love this healthier, home-cooked version. Terribly tasty! Ingredients 1/3 cup plain flour 1/3 cup panko crumbs 2 [Read More]

Healthy Super Slaw

Serves 6+ (easily halved) It's no secret that I'm learning to love salad and learning to make my salads more scintillating, but I do love some of the old classics. I remember when I was a kid how I [Read More]

Gastronomy with the Guys

Hooray for Friday! I'm happy it's Friday but I'm sad it's the end of another school term, and that I have to say a fond farewell to my super students. They're an awesome bunch and I've had tons of fun [Read More]

Apricot and Amaretti Cake

Serves 8 generously Now that I'm a wannabe minimalist, I might be less about the gift giving but I'm all about the fuss making, and more to the point, cake making because as Julia Childs once said [Read More]

People Power

We were out in the cold, literally, while we waited 4 weeks for our agency to fix up the heating. Their all round lack of remorse and general ineptitude to resolve the issue was really rather [Read More]

Past, Present and Future

Today,  I have a catch up with my counsellor and take her some of Nigella's Totally Chocolate Chip Cookies. They look good enough to treat and my bag wafts of chocolate. So yum! I've come a long [Read More]

Hooray for ebay!

You'll never guess what! I sold the food mixer that I won on Ebay. Hooray! I'm a bit new to all the wheeling and dealing and blinded by the technology but David has taken on the role of  Official [Read More]

Slow Cooker Blushing Pears

Serves 6  (low iodine) I love these pears slow cooked in port, they're as pretty as they are delicious! I love cooking in the slow cooker because you can just dump in all the ingredients in and [Read More]

Happy Birthday, Queenie!

I just love long weekends! Even seriously soggy ones such as this! This 3 day weekend-fest always tickles me so! I love it that here in Australia, we get a day off to celebrate the Queen's birthday, [Read More]