Tag Archives: Cinnamon

A Nanna Moment. Old-Fashioned Apple And Cinnamon Tea Cake.

There’s a definite sense of comforting nostalgia associated with delving deep into my bottom kitchen drawer to retrieve a long forgotten favourite recipe. A trip down memory lane, resurrecting recipes for good old fashioned treats. The sort our nannas might have … Continue reading

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Sunday Brunch. Cinnamon Sugared Pop Overs With Apple Compote.

I think I’ve died and gone to heaven. The last thing I wanted to do on a cold, dreary, drizzly winter’s day was leave the cosy confines of our home to make a regular Sunday morning pilgrimage to the bakery. … Continue reading

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Slow Food. Neil Perry’s Chinese-Style Braised Beef Ribs.

For a fleeting moment I was tempted to title this post ‘More Weekend Dude Food’, this recipe for Chinese Style Braised Beef Ribs torn from last Saturday’s Sydney Morning Herald  by my very own resident dude.  With my son home … Continue reading

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Old-Fashioned Baking. Inspired By A Taste of Wintergreen. Apple, Caramel and Cinnamon Scrolls.

I’ve eaten many cinnamon scrolls in my time but have never attempted to bake them myself. Until yesterday. Inspired by Lindy from A Taste of Wintergreen’s wonderful post Love On  A Platter. They say a picture paints a thousand words, … Continue reading

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Mid Week Dessert. Quick and Easy. Hot Apple Wonton Pies.

Tuesday night in our house is all about using up the contents of the fridge before our weekly grocery shop. This week’s inventory included half a packet of wonton wrappers left over from our weekend ricotta ravioli fix. Perfect for … Continue reading

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Delving Deep Into My Kitchen Drawer. A Recipe for The World’s Oldest Cake. Linzertorte.

I have an almost empty jar of my mother’s home-made plum jam in the refrigerator. Word associations. Plum jam. Jam tart. Hazelnuts and jam. Linzertorte. A delicious tart made with a crumbly crust of flour, butter, egg yolks, and ground hazelnuts. … Continue reading

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Monkey See. Monkey Do. A Breakfast Treat. Sweet Sticky Gooey Monkey Bread.

Like Curious George my interest has been piqued.  By  Monkey Bread.  As far as I can gather it’s a sweet, sticky, gooey breakfast pastry popular in the USA.  Sometimes also affectionately referred to as  puzzle bread, golden crown, pinch-me cake, bubble loaf and monkey brains. Well loved … Continue reading

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The Perfect Post Christmas Panacea. Turkish Apple Tea with Raspberries, Hibiscus, Lemon and Mint.

Feeling a little fragile this morning. After a full day of festive feasting. We had a wet, dreary, rainy Christmas Day but hardly noticed. Our theme courtesy of the gorgeous Cate. White and bright. Joyous and uplifting. Today we woke … Continue reading

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Slow Roasted Beef Short Ribs with Orange, Star Anise and Cinnamon. Chinese Style

I think of Slow Roasted Beef Ribs and two words spring to mind. Rich and unctuous. This is a gorgeous dish. Meltingly rich, flavoursome beef perfumed with orange, cinnamon and star anise. And so easy to prepare. Sear the ribs … Continue reading

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Summer Breakfast. Bircher Muesli with Seasonal Fruit.

One of my daughters swims. Five mornings a week. I am very fortunate that my husband is an early riser and invariably will drop her off at the pool at 5.30 or 6 am! My end of the bargain is … Continue reading

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