Cooking in Marriage 101

Tomorrow, the 14th of April we’ll celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. The last year has been an adventure and it’s been wonderful to cook together. One of the best companions in the kitchen has been Karen Martini’s cookbook Everyday We have still yet to cook everything in this book but we’ve tried a lot. Our top three recipes we’ve cooked from this book are Curry … Continue reading Cooking in Marriage 101

A raspberry cake to enjoy with family

Last weekend Tim and I flew to Brisbane for the long weekend to visit my parents, brother, sister-in-law, niece and nephews. We made some good memories that weekend playing games (the kids especially liked water balloon olympics and Tip-Toys-on-Tim), going to Little Athletics, swimming in the pool, watching Marie Kondo, backyard cricket, bush walks, cooking and eating some yummy food. I caught up with some … Continue reading A raspberry cake to enjoy with family

Raspberry White Chocolate Peach Melba Trifle

Raspberry, White Chocolate, Peach Melba Trifle

Christmas may have come and gone but I’m already thinking about future Christmas cooking ideas. Today’s post is from a dear friend who I grew up with and also enjoys cooking. She recently posted a photo on Facebook of her amazing Christmas dessert: Raspberry, White Chocolate, Peach Melba Trifle. I asked if she’d write about cooking it and here’s her story.  It’s not my first … Continue reading Raspberry, White Chocolate, Peach Melba Trifle

Spicy sweet potato cheesecake

As well as celebrating Christmas, we also celebrated my beautiful mother-in-law’s birthday who is born on Christmas Day. I feel for all those people who are born on Christmas Day or around it. She said she likes pecans so I searched for a recipe to make and found this Spicy Sweet Potato Cheesecake recipe in The Ultimate Book of Vegetables published by Reader’s Digest. I … Continue reading Spicy sweet potato cheesecake

It’s Christmas time

It’s a wonderful time of year to be enjoying lots of lovely food. No doubt you’ve probably attended many Christmas parties already. We are having a quiet Christmas at home in Sydney and we have some loose plans for food (prawns, squid, salad, ham). On Tuesday morning I joined a Christmas breakfast which had fresh croissants, ham and cheese with fresh berries and yoghurt. It … Continue reading It’s Christmas time