Dandelion Wine

January 30, 2010

This one is really simple and half of the ingredients are free! Once it’s ready, it has the fizz of champagne and it sweet and tasty You’ll need:About a litre of dandelion flowers, picked fresh2 litres of water750g sugaran orange, quartered or 8theda lemon, quartered or 8thed1 tablespoon of yeastsome bottles Pick the dandelions fresh […]

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Orange Onion Marmalade

December 28, 2009

As requested by the lovely Bianca of Sadie and Lance, here is the recipe for Orange Onion Marmalade, an awesome addition to eggs at breakfast or anywhere a busy modern person requires chutney.Ingredients 10 white onions4 oranges (juice the oranges and zest them too, keep these separate)1 cup white wine vinegar1 and 1/3 cups of […]

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Australian roast and Mayonnaise

November 28, 2009

I love old recipes and making things that people of previous generations make. When I make one, I feel connected to the past and the people that have gone before. I feel that, even thou I might not have known them personally, or know their name, in a way making their recipes ensures that they […]

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much, much homecooked goodness…

August 16, 2009

Can’t you just smell it?It’s 5 jars (and one small fridge container) of Sadie and Lance‘s Sadie’s Tomato Relish. It’s a simple onion and tomato mixture with some malt vinegar (except if you suddenly realise after you’ve already been down the shops that you don’t have any and instead turn to brown vinegar) and some […]

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Variable mini cheesecakes

June 16, 2009

This one is so much fun! Jude got some excellent news the other day so I decided to make him dinner and dessert to celebrate. So I popped off down the supermarket, and on the way I passed a bakery and thought – OOoo! I could buy some little cakes! But I’ve been watching heaps […]

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Hot Toddy recipe and the Lemony Drink of Death

June 10, 2009

Hot Toddies. They always sound so warming and wonderful. Everyone I know who indulges swears by them as remedies for colds and flus. And in the winter months, what could be better? Plus, there’s always a little of the witches brew feeling about them, which I love… These are two recipes from a friend of […]

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Gnudi Balls with spagetti

June 10, 2009

This is so awesome! These are little spinach and ricotta steamed dumplings (also called “Gnudi”, which literally means “nude”, because they’re the insides of ravioli without the pasta casing.) 1 packet of frozen spinach, thawed100g ricotta1 clove of garlic (or more. I like more)1 egg white1 table spoon of plain flour1/4 cup of grated parmesan1 […]

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Wonderfully Hearty Winter Soup

March 5, 2009

I know it’s not yet winter, but it’s been cold and rainy for several days and it was just the perfect weather for soup. No photos this time, but imagine big bowls of hot tomatoey goodness with joyous veggies. INGREDIENTS2 cans of crushed tomatoes1 can of lentils1 can of red kidney beans1 medium onion2 medium […]

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Monday. Where the confusion wins out but at least I was visited by craft

March 2, 2009

When I am stressed, I am absent minded and get confused more easily. This fact explains today. This morning I went to the Neighbourhood House where the knitting workshops were held last year. I was there to meet the two women who organise such events. After 20 minutesseveral chats to some of the residents and […]

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Veggie sausage rolls version 1

November 28, 2008

I was somewhere the other day and they were serving party pies and party sausage rolls, and I got a craving. Being vegetarian, it’s not something you can fix by buying it from the shops, but I’ve got two awesome Sausage Roll recipes to fall back on. One is my sisters and the other is […]

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