Tag Archives: Coconut

Lest We Forget. Honouring Our Traditions. Little Anzac Ripple Cakes.

Saturday marks the 100th anniversary of  the Gallipoli campaign in World War I.  A bloody eight month campaign which commenced on April 25, 1915 with the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps  on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. Through … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Diet Recipe Idea Under 100 Calories. Black Forest Trail Mix.

With the April holidays almost over, it’s time to properly embrace my 5-2 eating regime again. Somewhere along the line I’ve fallen into a pattern of faithful adherence during our 8-9 week  school terms coupled with a slow but certain … Continue reading

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Celebrating Australia Day. Pavlova Roulade With Lemon Curd, Peaches, Raspberries And Coconut.

My lemon tree is bearing fruit this summer. Consistently. At last. Perhaps because in spite of my decidedly non green thumb I’ve remembered to water it. Almost every  day. The perfect excuse to make lemon curd. My way. One lemon … Continue reading

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Lazy Summer Entertaining. Barbecued Flattened Chicken With A Lime And Coconut Pilaf.

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. Never more so than at dinner time when we fire up the barbecue and dine al fresco on the back deck. My idea of holiday cooking is to marinade chicken, beef, lamb, seafood or … Continue reading

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Rustic Baking. Little Coconut Tea Cakes With Passionfruit Buttercream Frosting.

I’m so delighted that rustic, slightly messy looking cakes are right on trend at the moment. A throw back to the pared back naked cake fad which foregoes fancy cake decoration and celebrates the delicious textures and flavours of a … Continue reading

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From The Old fashioned Australian Kitchen Pantry. Passionfruit And Coconut Impossible Pie.

  Last week’s Magic Vanilla Custard Squares proved so popular they were in demand all week long. I think we went through something like three batches.  Perfect for sharing which goes to show that old fashioned recipes are definitely the … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget. April 25th. A Day Of Commemoration. ANZAC Day Granola.

By the time you read this we will have returned from the 4.30 am Dawn Service at the Centopath in Martin Place, Sydney, and dropped in for a fortifying espresso at the Coluzzi Bar in Darlinghurst before heading home for a … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Diet Meal Idea Under 400 Calories. Spicy Thai Coconut Soup with Snapper, Prawns and Rice Noodles.

Today’s Fish on Friday post has accidentally and unintentionally morphed into a 5-2 recipe post. Gathering fresh seafood, herbs and spices  for a Spicy Thai Coconut Soup it occurred to me that the majority of ingredients were  building blocks for … Continue reading

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Weekend Baking. Iconically Australian. Chocolate Lamington and Raspberry Jelly Patty Cakes.

Nothing beats biting into a freshly baked lamington.Vanilla sponge coated  in a layer of chocolate icing and then rolled in dessicated coconut. Simple, elegant and decidedly delicious. Iconically Australian. Most times a great lamington is hard to come by. Here … Continue reading

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Long Weekend Baking. Melt and Mix. Old Fashioned Coconut Slice.

I made this slice for our road trip to Canberra. It’s the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend and traffic is guaranteed to be heavy with the opening of the ski season. For my overseas readers, yes we do have snow here … Continue reading

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