Archive for the ‘Just yum’ Category

Margaret Fulton’s Hot Cross Buns

Haven’t made Hot Cross Buns for a few years now. Every year I intend to make them but I always wait till Good Friday to honour tradition – then of course Good Friday comes and goes and I don’t get around to it. So this year I didnt wait – I made them last week […]

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Nigella’s Meatloaf

As part of our family Sunday dinner inspired by Nigella’s cooking show my mother and I made her meatloaf – a tradtional recipe in our household anyway but my mother uses a lot more herbs and ingredients and bakes it in a tomato based sauce . She hadn’t made it in quite a while so […]

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Very Special Lemon Tart

This recipe was inspired by  Marco Pierre White  famous  lemon tart – I have changed a few things as I found the quantity of the original recipe was enough for 2 tarts and still some left over.  I found these quantities worked well for me The original recipe also calls for hand mixing of the […]

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Thai Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup

This soup was made by Julie at one of our girls night dinners – I generally dont like mixing Western food with Asian flavours however I have changed my mind as this soup is just yum! Ingredients: 1 med brown onion, finely chopped 3cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled & finely grated 1 tbsb Thai […]

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Home Made Sausage Rolls

I have to give tribute to my friend Shani for the inspiration to even try making  my own sausage rolls – she made it look oh so simple and with young kids around in those days – these were always a big hit.  They were as  simple as buying sausage meat and squeezing it onto […]

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Smoked Salmon Dip

The fastest and tastiest treat when a dip is called for is to mix in some smoked salmon with beaten up and flavoured cream cheese     200 g cream cheese, room temperature 2 tsp horseradish cream 100 g smoked salmon cuttings 2 tblspn chopped chives 1 tbsp lemon juice freshly ground black pepper   […]

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Seafood Flan

Don’t know why this was called seafood flan because the main ingredient in the recipe is canned tuna. I decided to keep the name as it is a very old recipe that I have had for years and want to preserve its originality.  I happened to have a can of salmon so used that instead […]

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Shepherd’s Pie

My mother cooked a roast lamb the other day and gave it to me to take home all sliced up and ready to eat. Too much left over and no one was eating any more. I decided to make a traditional shepherd’s pie using left over leg of lamb. I started by putting some potatoes […]

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Zucchini Fritters

An abundance of zucchini from my mums garden and what to do with it before it goes off. I usually make my zucchini and bacon cake but today is just too hot to turn on the oven so I found this recipe from taste.com.au and used it as a guide to make zucchini fritters. I grated up […]

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Spaghetti Bolognaise

Clean out the fridge with a yummy spag bol. Today I had capsicum zucchini and carrot that I had to use up. Fry a diced onion and garlic in olive oil and cook till soft. Add the diced up, shredded or grated capsicum, zucchini and carrot. Cook till soft and then add ground beef.  Brown […]

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