Hot Cross Buns

My friend Janene made some delicious buns the other day and was kind enough to give me her recipe.  Unfortunately for me it was a thermomix recipe and as I don’t own a thermomix I had to do some tweaking to ensure it would come out ok using conventional kitchen appliances! I have to say…

Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble

In summer my vege garden is literally heaving under the weight of rhubarb.  It’s such a beautiful plant with its ruby red stalks and giant elephant ear leaves.  It is one of my favourite plants to grow and eat as there are so many things you can do with it – just be careful not…

Tomato Jam

Yesterday we drove past a roadside fruit shop that advertised its tomatoes at 9c a kilogram … Bargain! So what to do with a bag full of ripe tomatoes … Make jam of course! When we were growing up, tomato jam was really popular at fetes and markets but you don’t really see it around…

Phoebe’s Fudge

A Couple of years ago I had the brilliant idea that my students would make something then bring it to class to show us what they did and how they did it.  Lucky for me, I had a class full of budding chefs and  I spent the week chomping through delicious cakes, biscuits and sweets….

Rhubarb Fizz

This is a great alternative to an alcoholic beverage when you still want something festive and a little bit special. Rather than being bubbly like soft drink, it has a beautiful, subtle fizz not unlike Lambrusco! Enjoy! 600g rhubarb 1 tbsp Herbies rose petals 600g sugar ½ lemon sliced 90 ml apple cider vinegar Combine all ingredients…

Banana Maple Bacon Toast

This may sound a little unusual but I guarantee it is delicious! 2 slices sourdough bread (I like Summer Kitchen Sprouted Rye Sourdough) Almond butter 1 banana 1 tbsp Seed Mix with dried cranberries 2 rashers bacon 1 – 2 tbsp Maple Syrup Cook the bacon rashers until crispy. Toast the sourdough and spread each…