Category Archives: Recipes

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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Slow cooked Beef Cheeks Stew in Red Wine

Slow cooked Beef Cheeks Stew in Red Wine. With winter just around the corner slow cooker beef cheeks stew in red wine is that perfect comfort food dinner for the whole family on those cold winter evenings. Did you know that there are records that show lamb & fish stew was being cooked by the Romans as far back as the 4th century AD. So to the recipe which serves 6 Ingredients  1/4 cup plain flour seasoned 1.2 kg of beef cheeks(can also use diced chuck or gravy beef) 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium brown onions cut into wedges

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Borscht, recipe and fun facts

Borscht, recipe and fun facts, Today I’d like to share a recipe for Borscht,a traditional Eastern European beetroot soup that incorporates a variety of other vegetables for extra nutrition. For me growing up with a Polish background Borscht was a great comfort food (cooked by my bubcha grandmother)during the cold winter months. Before I get to the recipe for Borscht I’d like to share some fun facts about the Beetroot(the main ingredient for Borscht) Did you know that beetroot can be traced back to the ancient greeks & egyptians who were cultivating beetroot way back in 300BC or that beetroot

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