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Archive for May, 2012

No Bake Tim Tam Tart

Later this year I will celebrate six years of living in Australia and while there are many foods I miss from the Motherland, there are an equal number of foods that I have embraced in my new homeland. Surprisingly enough, Tim Tams are one of these foods. When people come to visit they are always […]

Paella Croquettes and Spanish Braised Beef Cheeks

What a great way to end the week. Last Friday I arrived home from work to find a box of goodies on my doorstep. Not the average package the postie delivers (and he certainly doesn’t climb our steep driveway to deliver anything to the door) but a gourmet package from Essential Cuisine.  This gorgeous box […]

What’s Your Cup of Tea? Lady Grey Tea Chocolate Chip Cookies

Never mind your cup of tea, what’s my cup of tea? Nothing! I don’t drink tea, I am the worlds worst English person. Yes you read correctly, I don’t drink tea.  I haven’t had a cup of tea since 1983 when my dear old mum swapped my dinky bottle for a grown up cup. Tea […]

Making Cheese at Home #6 Lancashire Style Cheese

This is another great beginners cheese as you don’t need any fancy ingredients. Instead of using starter cultures that you have to pre-prepare, it makes the most of cultured products that are readily available at the supermarket – natural yoghurt and cultured butter milk.  Before you buy these products check the list of ingredients to […]

Fig Ripple Semifreddo

I’m a bit hooked on home made ice cream now that I have a plentiful supply of eggs.  It always felt a bit extravagant when I had to buy the eggs, so I only made it once a year for Christmas.  But now I make it whenever the eggs in the fridge reach two dozen […]


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