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Zucchini Slice

  • Posted on October 27, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Miss 11 decided that she would cook dinner one night this week. This was a win-win situation for her and me. If Miss 11 cooked it would count as part of this week’s homework. It also meant that I did not have to and on that particular night I was a bit stuck for inspiration. It turned out that we had all the ingredients for Zucchini Slice and that is what she decided to make…

Classic Pavlova Recipe

  • Posted on September 26, 2011 at 2:44 PM

It is Miss 14′s birthday today and Miss 7 is going to make a pavlova for a special birthday dessert. A perfect way to use up a number of eggs as Julia’s chooks are laying plenty of eggs.

Slow Cooker Vege Curry

  • Posted on August 29, 2011 at 9:16 AM

Here is a recipe for a quick and delicious vege curry.  Yummy and healthy, it is based around pumpkin, chickpeas and spinach. Cooked in the slow cooker it is one step only, with no pre-browning or anything else required…

Raspberry Yogurt Muffins

  • Posted on August 12, 2011 at 7:30 AM

The sisters are always willing to try out new recipes for the lunchbox or afternoon tea.

Here is a recipe for delicious raspberry yogurt muffins.

Celery Soup – Delicious?

  • Posted on August 10, 2011 at 12:49 PM

Celery is another under-rated winter vegetable. Plentiful and a really good price at the moment, the problem with celery is that often we will buy a bunch only to use a small amount therefore wasting the rest.

Here is a recipe for celery soup which a great way to use up the best part of a bunch of celery. And yes – it is delicious!

Home from holidays – hints and what to pack…

  • Posted on July 21, 2011 at 10:14 AM

School holidays are over now…

Julia and her family recently enjoyed an interstate family holiday. Staying in a self-contained holiday rental house, here is a list of hints and essential items that Julia has compiled over many years of family holidays!

Mars Bar Slice

  • Posted on July 2, 2011 at 4:08 PM

There are many versions of the old favourite Mars Bar Slice.

Super quick and easy to make, it is just the right time to enjoy it now as a school holiday treat.

Here is Julia’s version…

Julia’s DD’s favourite rice pudding…

  • Posted on June 16, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Julia’s DD loves rice pudding. Until recently though, it was bought rice pudding in the little tubs from the supermarket refrigerator that she liked and not Julia’s homemade baked rice pudding.

Here is a foolproof recipe for rice pudding that is simmered on the stovetop. Based on the absorption method of cooking rice, it is super easy to make…

Cauliflower: an under-rated winter vegetable…

  • Posted on June 13, 2011 at 9:54 AM

Cauliflower is in season now and excellent value. Delicious made into that old favourite Cauliflower Cheese and smothered with cheese sauce, read on for this recipe and Julia’s delicious Cauliflower Mash which is a lighter alternative to mashed potato…

Winter is Soup Season…

  • Posted on May 28, 2011 at 7:37 AM

As we approach the end of Autumn and come into Winter, soup has been making an appearance on the menu for Julia and her family.

Yes, even the children like it! Served with a toasted cheese sandwich, it is one of their favourite dinners at the moment. They then take it to school for lunch in a stainless steel food flask…

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