Category Archives: Recipes

Salted caramel golden dumplings

Salted Caramel Golden Dumplings. With the nights getting colder as winter approaches why not try these sweet & salty caramel dumplings,just perfect for a cozy night in. Believe it or not, these little treasures can be cooked in the slow cooker. This recipe serves 4 & are super easy to make 👨‍🍳.. Ingredients (dumplings) 1 cup self-raising flour 2 tablespoons caster sugar 40g butter 1/4 cup milk large pinch of sea salt flakes vanilla ice cream to serve custard to serve Caramel Sauce 3/4 cups golden syrup 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 50g butter 3/4 cup thickened cream Method 1

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Health tips & recipe using Celery

CELERY Today I’d like to share a few fun facts, health tips & a recipe using Celery. Celery ?? Mmm well we all know that we use it for cooking in meals such as stews, salads,as a juice,casseroles,soups,as a snack, vegetarian & vegan meals,Asian & European cuisines,but did you know that the first uses of celery date back to 4000 BC & was called ‘Smillage'(wild celery)from archaeological discoveries in the Mediterranean area & was heavily used by the ancient Greeks & ancient Roman’s. Celery was also present in China as early as the 5th century & traces of celery seeds

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Blueberry Melon Prawn & Feta Salad

Blueberry Melon Prawn & Feta Salad. Today I’d like to share a simple recipe for Blueberry Melon Prawn & Feta Salad. As always I have some interesting facts about the humble Blueberry, did you know that blueberries can date back many centuries to a north/eastern America & were gathered by the Native Americans & were widely abundant on both northern coasts the Pacific on the west & the Atlantic on the east. Also by eating a half cup of blueberries, it contains the same amount of antioxidants as 2 1/4 of broccoli 2 1/2 cups of spinach & 2 1/2

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Bread and Butter Pudding

Bread and Butter Pudding Today I’d like to share a simple and easy recipe for Bread & Butter Pudding. But before I get to the recipe I’d like to share some fun facts about Bread & Butter Pudding. Did you know that Bread and Butter Pudding can be traced back to the early 11th and 12th centuries as Chefs & Cooks were looking for ways to use stale leftover bread instead of it going to waste? In the 13th century, Bread & Pudding became very popular in England & continues to be to this very day & a favourite of British

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Silverbeet recipe

Silverbeet recipe Today I’d like to share a simple recipe for Silverbeet that my Bubcha(grandmother in Polish)made for me when I was young & now I’m cooking it for my family 😊. Being of Polish descent I classify this dish as ‘peasant cooking) But before I get to the recipe I’d like to share some fun facts about Silverbeet. Did you know that Silverbeet was cultivated from Sea-Beet & originated in Europe near the coast of the Mediterranean sea & was named ‘Chard’ which descends from the 14th-century French word ‘carde’from the Latin word ‘Carduus’meaning artichoke thistle(without the spikes). Chard is

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A recipe for Faggots

Faggots, As promised here is the recipe for Offal called ‘Faggots’ not what you think but a tasty dish made from Offal. Offal ??? Offal are the parts of the beef,pork,lamb,duck,chicken & goose such as livers,hearts,kidneys,tongue,lungs,stomach (as in Haggis) chicken giblets,cheeks,brains,blood (as in blood sausage) & ox tail (as in oxtail soup or stew) Offal is something that’s been eaten & enjoyed by humankind around the world for centuries & the reason for this is because back in the day food was scarce & every part of the animal was used nothing was wasted even the ears otherwise people would

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Brunch Rissoles

Brunch Rissoles with Poached Eggs & Tomato Salad. Today I’d like to share a recipe for Brunch Rissoles with Poached Eggs & Tomato Salad. Getting sick of the same old bacon & eggs on a Sunday morning ???? Well, these tasty rissoles with poached eggs will get your Sunday off to a cracking start. This recipe serves 4 Ingredients  600g beef mince (or pork, chicken or lamb mince) 1 onion coarsely grated 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs 1 egg lightly beaten salt n pepper to season 2 tomatoes chopped 1/2cup of pitted black olives chopped 1 tablespoon baby capers 1/4 cup

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Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread Recipe. Today I’d like to share a simple recipe for Banana Bread,which is eaay to prepare & easy to cook. So now to the recipe which makes 10 slices Ingredients 1 3/4 cups plain flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon bi carb soda pinch of salt 2/3 cups of caster sugar 1/2 cup of chopped almonds (omit almonds for allergy reasons) 3 teaspoons vanilla essence 2 eggs lightly 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 cup smashed bananas Method 1 pre heat oven to 190 degrees celsius or 170 degrees celsius fan forced meanwhile spray a 7cm deep 10

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Chicken & Leek Casserole

Chicken & Leek Casserole Today I’d like to share a simple recipe for Chicken & Leek Casserole that is sure to warm you & your family up on those cold winters nights & this recipe is a real winner In addition did you know ??? that leeks originated in Central Asia & has been used in cooking since ancient times & leeks are full of vitamins & high in fibre & are a great alternative to onions. This recipe serves 4 Ingredients  1/4 cup plain flour 8 chicken thigh fillets trimmed & halved crossways 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive

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Shepherds Pie

Shepherds Pie. Keeping with the theme of hearty Winter meals I’d like to share a simple yet delicious recipe for Shepherds Pie,a family favourite at my house & this recipe for Shepherds Pie can be served up on its own as it has 3 1/2 serves of vegetables making it the perfect family dinner. Did you know that Shepherds Pie originated in the north of England & in Scotland & was originally made from chunks of meat probably leftovers from a roast as mincing machines weren’t invented til the 1870s. So to the recipe which serves 4 Ingredients 1 tablespoon

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