Whole Orange Polenta Cake

I love making cakes with polenta because it gives cakes such a wonderful texture. Citrus flavours go great with polenta and this orange cake is a real winner, perfect for dessert or a teatime treat. I [Read More]

Masterchef Live

Despite there having been 4 series of Australian Masterchef, and although I have avidly followed them all, this is the first time I've got to experience Masterchef Live. I can't wait to have some fun [Read More]

Thermomix Fruity Dream

Serves 2-4 There's so much to love about fruity dream. It's fast, fabulous and very, very fruity! It's gluten free, dairy free and low iodine and you can make this soft serve in minutes! When I [Read More]

Football’s Coming Home!

Today's the day the Sydney Swans bring their Grand Final trophy back to town. Winning  an Australian Football League final is no mean feat, you know! It really is something to shout (and cheer) [Read More]

Smoked Salmon Canapes

Makes 16 If I had to describe my entertaining style, I think it would have to be rustic. Have you ever seen me lay a table or dish up dinner? I love entertaining but I'm not especially good at it. [Read More]

Full Steam Ahead via Varoma

Another landmark event - it's one year today since I tried out as a  human pin cushion and had my fine needle biopsy. However one year on, I am cooking with love, blogging with gusto, running with [Read More]

We’re back, it’s busy!

We're homeward bound. It's a long drive  but we refuel our traveller's tummies in the pretty country town of Bowral en route. We also stop off at the garden centre and get a whole heap of new herbs [Read More]

Chocolate and Orange Polenta Squares

Makes 20 small squares It's no secret that chocolate and orange is one of my all time favourite combos, so of course I think this slice is rather nice! I've updated the recipe from the original [Read More]

Thermomix Hainanese Chicken Rice

Serves 4 I first saw this recipe over at www.ironchefshellie.com on a “Thermomix Thursday.” I thought cooking a whole chicken in the thermie sounded just too good (and for that matter, too tasty) [Read More]

Thermomix Hainanese Ginger Dip

Some might say that Hainanese Chicken and rice isn’t Hainanese Chicken and rice without this delicious dip. Ingredients Ingredients 120g  ginger 50g eschalots, peeled 100g sunflower [Read More]