Welcome to my kitchen.


My love of food and my journey with it started when I was about 7 or 8. Watching Mum and spending Saturday afternoons with my Aunty baking scones and biscuits and slices. I’ve always loved to nourish those around me.


For me the heart of the home is the kitchen. Whether its the hustle and bustle of breakfast before school and work or casual Friday nights with friends...read more


A Mother’s Pride

December 6, 2010

Do you have an idea how great it feels to have your kids cook for you? The other night my eldest son, 23, and his girlfriend, came to dinner at our home. During the afternoon he had called me to see what they could bring.  I said “just bring something for dessert”. Sure, I’ll sort […]

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38 Days Till Christmas!

November 18, 2010

Woohoo, it is busy here! Orders have been coming in thick and fast and it is great to be receiving a lot of business by referral from our existing excited customers who already have their Christmas Puddings and are prepared to go for a fantastic Christmas meal. If you have thought that you would like […]

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Great Quality Kitchenware at Discount Prices

November 12, 2010

Are you always looking for great quality kitchen products at great prices. ‘Everten Online’ is a fantastic site where you can find and order cookware, kitchenware, knives, tableware and small appliances at greatly discounted prices and very small shipping costs.  Check them out, there is something here for everyone, and with Christmas just around the […]

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Christmas Rocky Road

November 11, 2010

Here is another great Christmas giving idea that is a variation on an old favourite. This recipe, along with a few others are in this months (November) Womens Weekly with Maggie Beer on the cover. Cranberry and Pistachio Rocky Road. 1/2 cup (65g) dried sweetened cranberries, 1 cup (140g) shelled raw pistachios, 1 cup (75g) […]

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Recipes for Treats you can Gift

November 10, 2010

These do not have to be intricate and time consuming items to make. Often the simple things are the best. Use your imagination when making homemade chocolates etc. I like to use dried fruits and you can soak them in alcohol or not and use different chocolate flavours ie milk, dark or white. Make things […]

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Christmas Treats Make Great Gifts

November 9, 2010

Have you ever received a jar of homemade jam or a box of homemade cookies, or the like, as a gift?? Home made and hand made food items make wonderful Christmas Gifts for school teachers, neighbours and friends and also elderly relatives.  I have often given homemade chocolates, truffles, rum balls and fruit mince pies. […]

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Local Markets

November 8, 2010

I have been lucky enough to spend a few days in Brisbane this week. Its a wonderful city. On Wednesday, while out walking I discovered Farmers Markets in the middle of the city. (top of Queen Street Mall outside the Casino) It was amazing. From fresh fruit and vege produce, including organic produce, fresh bakery […]

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Seafood Christmas

November 3, 2010

For those of you who live in a hot climate at Christmas time, as I do, the seafood BBQ Christmas lunch has become very popular. Here is something new for you to try this year. Simple and easy and totally yum. Lobster Tails with Lime and Chilli Butter 8 Lobster Tails, 125gm chopped butter, 1/3 […]

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Christmas Pudding served with Brandy Butter or Brandy Custard

November 2, 2010

A couple of recipes for old favorites that you might like to serve with your Christmas Pudding this year. Brandy Butter: 180g softened unsalted butter, 1 1/4 cups (200g)  icing sugar, 2/3 cup (160ml) brandy. Beat butter and sifted icing sugar in a small bowl with electric beaters until pale and fluffy and sugar has […]

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Ways To Use Christmas Fruit Mince

November 1, 2010

Traditionally we find Christmas fruit mince served as little individual fruit pies. Loaded with flavor and spices and for some a little too heavy. For me this generally relates to the store bought, mass produced Christmas Mince Pie. They are great warmed up and served with cream and/or ice cream. However if you make your […]

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