We’ve put together a collection of great Easter-inspired recipes. Starting with hot cross buns and finishing with a lovely hazelnut meringue torte, you can get your fill of chocolate and sweetness, with a few Good Friday fish recipes in the middle. We tried making our own Easter eggs in the spirit of cooking from scratch, but only ended up with a good photo and nothing we could share. The store-bought ones were a bargain based on our experience. Happy Easter from Jen and Gaby, and enjoy some great special-occasion food.
These fluffy pancakes are great for a weekend breakfast. Sprinkle with sugar and lemon, or serve with maple syrup, jam, stewed cinnamon apple, or for a real treat, hazelnut spread. The kids love flipping them too. [Read more…] about Fluffy pancakes
Every new year’s day brings a new round of resolutions that are often abandoned within weeks of the new year. Usually they relate to things we will give up or a diet plan to make a radical change in our lives: giving up sugar, giving up alcohol, radical reductions in calorie intakes But how about instead you think about making one small change that will make a difference to your diet and lifestyle without any radical form of abstinence? Here it is: meal planning. [Read more…] about Bring it on: achieving your food resolutions
A seafood platter is a great way to bring seafood into a buffet without requiring any cooking on the day. All the items are cured or can be made in advance, so you don’t need to race to the shops at the last minute. It is great to serve this as an entree while you prepare the main meal or organise the salads. Done. [Read more…] about Simple seafood platter
It is summer again but the weather can be mixed, so we’re mixing up both barbecue meals and a comfort meal with the chicken pie. The vegetable stir fry is really tasty and will win over reluctant vegetable eaters. Our carrot cake includes pineapple which keeps it really moist – it is a lovely fresh lunchbox inclusion. Done. [Read more…] about Meal plan #55 – Summer
A cheese platter is great for entertaining – whether it is for a dinner party, people popping in, book club or a buffet. Here’s our guide to making a cheese platter that rocks. [Read more…] about Cheese platters that rock