Recipes

Chicken & Ham Pastie

July 24, 2014

We met, a friendship formed, and then we both moved.  We never had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with each other before our life circumstances changed but she was the sort of friend that came around to hang at my place for the afternoon, brought ingredients for dinner and made it in [...]

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Crunchy Crumbed Chicken

July 17, 2014

My husband makes the most delicious crispy crumbed chicken. I have my own version, but his tastes better than mine — it’s so crunchy on the outside but not dry in the middle. Below is the recipe. Ingredients 800g chicken tenderloins (breast can be used but bash under a piece of glad wrap or baking [...]

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(Edible) Crystallised Pansies: for cupcake decorating

July 11, 2014

Crystallised Pansies for Cupcake Decorating, Tea Parties & Connecting Kids with the Garden Did you know that pansies are edible!? When I told my children they weren’t that excited by the prospect of my adding pansies to the family salad, until Grandma told them that pansies could be used for cake decorating. That got their attention, and [...]

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Lunch Box: Cheese Twists

June 27, 2014

These are pretty much the same as the scrolls I often make but presented a little differently. I find mixing it up for the lunch box is always a good idea. Dough Recipe The dough recipe is here. Dough Ingredients 310 g Luke warm water (1  1/3 cups) 1 sachet dry yeast 1 teaspoon salt [...]

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Zucchini & Parmesan Fritters

June 19, 2014

I made a big batch of these zucchini and parmesan fritters for dinner and used the leftovers in the lunch box the next day.  My kids enjoyed them! Zucchini & Parmesan Fritters This is a simple and easy meal to make. I use a variations of this recipe. Ingredients 2 large /3 medium zucchini (about [...]

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Cheesecake Cream Cheese Frosting

June 11, 2014

Cheesecake Cream Cheese Cupcake Frosting Are you a cheesecake fan too? I LOVE cheesecake, so I came up with this yummy frosting recipe for cupcake decorating.  Ingredients 125 grams of room temperature non-salted butter 200 grams cream cheese (lite is fine) 1 cup icing sugar (Low GI version tastes fantastic & you can use less) [...]

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