Category Archives: Cooking

A couple of days …

… in North Melbourne for week. If you look about you there are all sorts of things to see. Each of them sparks a thought, brings a memory or creates a new one.  Donald Duck, an old ride in a window. I … Continue reading

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Last Sunday …

… my sister and I went to a bread baking course at the Convent Bakery.  Huge wood fired oven. Cinnamon sugar on top – why hadn’t I thought of that before? The best scones we’ve ever made. The brew … … Continue reading

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Smell can make me …

… stop in my tracks. There are so many smells that take me back to where I was, to a place back in the memory of my life. I can still smell my mother’s soup, just the same as her … Continue reading

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Just the …

… same! I made soup this past weekend and when I went to buy pearl barley I was taken back to my childhood. I know my mum always had pearl barley in her soup when we were kids, so did … Continue reading

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So tonight …

 … I started making slices for the BBQ at my best friend’s place tomorrow. I opened a can of condensed milk, because everyone knows that all good slices have a can of condensed milk in them! It looked like this! … Continue reading

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As I sit here typing …

… I am peeling off my clothes – now many of you might think that was an overshare … but if you have been following this little blog recently you know that the hot flushes are fairly full on at … Continue reading

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I made donuts …

It started with a podcast Chat10Looks3 with Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales, rabbiting on about all sorts of stuff, lots of the time cooking and cookbooks. So the donuts started with this!   Then I needed to get this.    … Continue reading

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A thing we do …

   … not sure when it started or even how, perhaps a conversation about organic fruit and veg. But to the market my sister and I have gone for the last few years on a Sunday morning.  It’s calmer on … Continue reading

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Today is … 

… ANZAC Day and I suddenly had a huge rush of energy this cold rainy afternoon. So I made soup and corn fritters and ANZACS!    I got out my mum’s recipe book, there in her beautiful hand writing was … Continue reading

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Mexican Street Food …

… you are ours! Headed back to Recipese last night for our second cooking lesson. It was great fun, easy and delicious. The chicken is something to definitely try at home, rubbed in spices, seared til dark in pot, add … Continue reading

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