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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…

No Bake Sticky Date Slice

  • Posted on April 20, 2011 at 5:43 PM

This is an easy, yummy sweet treat that does not contain chocolate!

Caramel Sauce

  • Posted on April 11, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Now that it is school holidays, some more treats can make it onto the menu. Caramel sauce is a delicious addition to dessert. Julia’s DD’s enjoy caramel sauce over ice cream… Try it and you will not buy caramel topping or sauce again!

Sunday Night Baked Beans

  • Posted on April 1, 2011 at 6:59 AM

Baked beans can actually be quite delicious. The trick is to make them yourself with 4 bean mix rather than buying the ready to eat ones…

Rowena’s Profiterole Birthday Cake

  • Posted on March 28, 2011 at 2:02 PM

Rowena: “When the first season of Master Chef was on TV I was a big fan. I really wanted to try and make the infamous ‘croquembouche’. I was given the official cookbook for Christmas and once I saw the recipe I thought twice about making it…

Rowena’s Easy Mushroom Tarts

  • Posted on March 17, 2011 at 6:55 AM

One of the best basic pieces of kitchen equipment is a pyrex pie dish. The Sisters each have two of these dishes and when they make a pie or quiche they usually make two. This way you get two dinners made for not much more effort and the leftovers are also good for work lunch.

This is a really easy tart to make mid week.


  • Posted on March 7, 2011 at 6:12 AM

Falafels make a good vegetarian snack. If made at home they are not as dry as some that you can buy from  the deli or kebab shop. You can add these to wraps with salad or serve as nibbles when entertaining. This is also great dish if you have a vegan friend.

The trick with these is using a whole bunch of fresh parsley…


  • Posted on February 28, 2011 at 6:46 AM

Bruschetta is very easy to make and the Sisters find that if you go to a cafe there is often too much onion in the mix!


  • Posted on February 24, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Rowena: “I love these. I only discovered these a few years ago and am totally hooked. I usually only have these once  a month or so as they are deep fried and recently I have made them at home and like most things work out a lot cheaper and nicer…”

My Big Fat Greek Salad

  • Posted on February 9, 2011 at 6:12 AM

As mentioned in a previous post Rowena quite likes making salads. She finds that a good variety of fresh ingredients really make a difference. Read on for Rowena’s Big Fat Greek Salad…

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