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School Holiday Baking

School Holiday Baking Being the Mother of two small children who like to help in the kitchen I often look for baking ideas they can get involved with and will enjoy eating. With school holidays coming up these will not only keep them occupied but they’ll love eating them! Plus I’ll love sitting down with a…

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Family Pies

Family Pies I’m sure we have all been there when it comes to midweek dinner preparation, the kids are starving, you are tired, inspiration is low but the need to cook something satisfying and nourishing is high. Simple slab pies are great, no pie tins, no blind baking. In these situations I opt for mince over…

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Fathers Day Breakfast

Fathers Day Breakfast While we created this breakfast tart for a Fathers Day treat, it really is the perfect breakfast tart for anytime when in need of something special; it also makes for a great lunch served with a salad. The critical starting point in this dish is the slow cooked mixture of garlic, onion,…

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Indoor Picnic – Beef Empanadas

Indoor Picnic – Beef Empanadas In a recent instagram post from Alexx Stuart she threw down a sheet in her living room and created a dinner picnic for her family… I loved the idea (especially as we have little ones). Friday night is our wind down night, dinner is often something simple in front of…

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It’s A Sweet Life

It’s A Sweet Life – Pecan Maple Tart I am going to sound like the ‘Women’s Weekly’ (whom I might add I hold in high regard), but this recipe was tested 4 times, not because it was overly complex, quite the opposite it’s actually quite simple and it doesn’t require any blind baking – hurrah!! No,…

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Roast Pumpkin Tart

Roast Pumpkin There is something super satisfying about roasted pumpkin, add to that some paprika, garlic and chili and you have got me! I’ll be the first to admit these tarts are a little rustic looking, or put another way not so pretty, what they lack in looks they make up for in flavour. A while…

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Lemon Cream

Lemon Cream While nothing beats the soothing comfort food of winter (think of our recent posts: beef pies, apple pie, chicken & leek pie), I do need a little spark of something bright and lively to see me through the cold months. In the Barossa our lemon trees are groaning and friends frequently drop bags…

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Home baked Fruit Pie

Home baked Fruit Pie… The days are shorter the sky is grey, what better way to lift the spirits than with a home baked fruit pie. Apple pie was a firm fixture of my childhood in England, my memory might be vague but it seemed to appear on the table during winter at least once a…

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