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Many of us have limited access to our usual farmer’s markets and favourite ingredients at the moment. These delicious dishes are quick and cost-effective options from produce that is easily available or already in our pantry.
- Easy spiced banana breadThis easy banana bread is moist and full of flavour. It’s delicious served hot straight from the oven, it holds together well when toasted and is equally good cold with a smear of butter. I seem to buy bananas a lot more often than I eat them. As a fresh fruit, we just seem to […]
- Lemon and blueberry muffins with cinnamon toppingThese lemon and blueberry muffins are light and airy, packed full of delicious fruit and topped with a fragrant cinnamon crunch. These lemon and blueberry muffins are so quick to put together. Bursting with juicy plump fruit and a hit of lemon they make a great option for packed lunches, for when friends stop by […]
- Traditional hot cross bunsPlanning to serve up a treat on Easter morning? My soft and fruity traditional hot cross buns are something the whole family will love. These traditional hot cross buns are loaded with spices and fruit. Borrowing on my love of Japanese milk bread they have a light soft texture combined with the familiar sticky glazed […]
- Spicy Thai Pumpkin SoupPumpkin soup makes a nutritious and satisfying meal. It’s inexpensive to prepare and packed with flavour. This spicy Thai pumpkin soup is made extra special with the addition of red curry paste, aromatics and by finishing it off with fresh lime and a touch of coconut cream. Some soups take hours of soaking and simmering […]
- Smooth and creamy Baileys Ice CreamSummer, beach days and ice cream. They’re just made to go together. When the temperature starts hitting over 30° on a regular basis, I guess that’s over 85° for those that work in Fahrenheit, my mind turns to new ice cream creations and this past weeks weather has been super hot and humid. I knew […]
- Rhubarb and white chocolate crumbleRhubarb and white chocolate crumble was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the big bunches of bright scarlet rhubarb for sale at our local farmers market this weekend. It was an old winter favourite in New Zealand but it’s not something you see often in Queensland and can be quite hard […]
- Spicy roasted edamameThese spicy roasted edamame beans are the BOMB! Quick to make and the perfect game day snack with a cold beer. Asahi anyone? Oh my goodness, these spicy roasted edamame beans have become one of my favourite snacks they have a lovely bit, an umami flavour with a touch of salt, they are so hard […]
- Caramel Coffee SyrupI’d got into a bit of a habit of buying a bottle of caramel coffee syrup in my weekly shop recently. It really does make sitting out my garden with a cup of coffee feel a little bit special and indulgent. Those little bottles of syrup can be pricey though. Even the supermarket version comes […]
- Kaffir Lime and Vanilla Ice CreamI came up with this kaffir lime and vanilla ice cream recipe recently to use a batch of limes off my tree. I planted the kaffir lime for it’s leaves, a key ingredient of many Thai dishes. Fortunately it’s a very vigorous little tree because I’m forever pulling leaves from it for red curry, green curry, […]
- Chai spice sugar cookiesAs our taste buds continue to circle the globe this week I couldn’t go past the evocative aromas and flavour of India’s masala chai tea. While it’s so delicious and calming to sip on I was looking for a way to invoke those same senses in the cookie tin with this weeks baking. What I came up with are these chai spice sugar cookies, they have a double hit of spice and are oh so good!