Food Recipes

A quince and almond cake to please

A quince and almond cake to please

Two ingredients that remind me of Spain are quinces and almonds. This delightful cake fits perfectly with this time of the year and will please all.

Sugar-free for the holidays

Sugar-free for the holidays

Ask most children what they like best about Easter and undoubtedly the answer will be chocolate eggs!

Beetroot, leek and chickpea fritters

Beetroot, leek and chickpea fritters

These fritters are full of nutrients, texture and flavour. You can easily add your favourite herbs or pulses to suit.

Silverbeet gratin

Silverbeet gratin

Silverbeet grows well in our climate and we are constantly looking for ways to use it. I love this decadent dish, which when served alongside any dinner casts a new light on a sometimes overlooked vegetable.

Grape and almond cake

Grape and almond cake

This is pretty much my friand recipe but when made into a cake it adds a wonderful moist texture. It is grape harvesting time so any petite wine grapes will burst with flavour into this cake.

Easy, tasty - a winner

Easy, tasty - a winner

I love this succulent, exotic salad. Anything that tastes so delicious, is so little trouble to make and can be prepared ahead of time has to be a winner.

Orange posset with blackberries

Orange posset with blackberries

This recipe is an old English one and with fresh blackberries in season, it just seems right to partner the two.

The simple scone

The simple scone

Scones are popular in cafes these days, although few people whip up batches at home as our grandmothers used to. Charmian Smith and friends make some scones.

Homestyle cream corn

Homestyle cream corn

Corn has arrived and this homemade version of creamed corn is simply irresistible. Serve it alongside grilled chicken or pork, although I love it on hot buttered toast.

Pickle your fancy

Pickle your fancy

There was a time when my thoughts of chutney and pickles were relegated to something my mother did that took all day, made a mess and was generally only appreciated at the local A&P show competition.

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