Chocolate olive oil cake by Nigella Lawson

This is my go-to dessert when we have guests over, or I’ve been asked to provide dessert. It’s easy to make and usually takes about 20 minutes to put together, and 40 minutes in the oven. It’s dairy free with a pudding-like consistency, and not too sweet either. Perfect with a dollop of yogurt or […]

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How to make curried sausages

This is a variation of a recipe passed to me from my mother-in-law (which was passed to her by her mother-in-law) using ingredients I generally have on hand. I first tried this delicious dish at my in-laws’ home about 7 years ago. For me, it’s an Australian version of a curry without too much spice […]

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Lately…

It’s hard to believe that we have been WFH since March. It was hot and humid, and the beginning of autumn. Now it’s winter, with cold and rainy days in between warm, sunny days with 16 degree highs. We adapted to the new routine, and are still taking each day at a time, trying to […]

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Cooking adventures

I have always appreciated the abundance and variety of fresh food and products available to us in Australia. And I appreciate it so much since this pandemic began. We went through a few weeks where we had to make do with whatever was available. We also haven’t bought takeaway since March, and have been eating […]

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Avocado on toast lately

Breakfast over the recent summer break has been some combination of avocado on toast or an English muffin, occasionally with some eggs. And always washed down with a refreshing mug of Melbourne Breakfast tea.

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