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….

Scones

Is there any better morning tea than one that is accompanied by fresh warm scones? I don’t think so! I like mine smeared with rhubarb and strawberry jam and a sturdy dollop of whipped cream … delicious! 2 cups SR flour 1 ½ tsp baking powder 2 tbsp caster sugar 30g cold butter 1 cup…

Blood Orange and Rosemary Cake

I have been dying to make this cake for quite some time now.  When I first read the recipe in Katie Quinn Davies’ book “What Katie Ate”, I knew I would love it!  Many years ago I learned of the wonderful qualities of chocolate and chili and now we have citrus and rosemary … in…

Sesame and Oregano Lavosh

I have been a big fan of Annabel Langbein the New Zealand chef extroadinaire, for about 15 years now.  I have a huge cookbook collection but the books I go to again and again are Annabel’s.  In fact, if the house was burning down, it is her book “The Best of Annabel Langbein: Great food…

Macadamia Biccies

This is my all time favourite go-to biccie recipe.  I’ve tried what seems like hundreds of different ‘best ever’ recipes over the years but nothing stands up to the beautiful buttery shortness of this one.  So step away now if, like my husband your mouth seizes up when you eat shortbread, because this will not…