Author Archives: kathandkate

Hair

No, not angel hair pasta, nor hair of the dog. This blog is not about food. It’s about hair, or rather, losing it. Most of us take our hair for granted, with our problems confined to “should I wash it … Continue reading

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Tuna Slice

My Aunt Cathy is a great baker. She makes the most wonderful scones and cakes! So when my Dad’s family get together she’s got the sweets nailed. For our latest afternoon tea I had an urge to bake and was … Continue reading

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Ginger Slice

This is one of Nana’s little handwritten recipes. Her writing is beautiful, but sometimes hard to read. This is the type of recipe that turns up so often in Nana’s notes. With incredibly simple instructions. So straight forward that they … Continue reading

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Passionfruit Crunchies

  Passionfruit Crunchies. This is a bit of a misnomer. This came from a newspaper cut out pasted into one of Nana’s books. I had imagined something well…crunchy. And yet these are not remotely crunchy. Instead, they are melt in … Continue reading

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Passionfruit Mallow Pie

This deliciously retro dessert includes a frightening number of my most commonly avoided baking tasks – I’m still amazed that I even attempted it. It included the following: Pastry – Temperamental. Fiddly. Precision required. Avoid at all costs. Anything gelatine … Continue reading

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Baked Apricots

Well hello there 2016. I’m just emerging from a paradise of good food, good wine, good travel and really great company. The extended festive season was incredibly festive this time around and it’s sad to see it end. Over the … Continue reading

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Heatwave Plum Pudding

As Melbourne swelters through 41 degrees today, this post comes at a good time. Christmas lunch at Nana’s was always a roast. No matter how high the mercury reached all 16 of us would squish into her house with our … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Spice Biscuits

Some of my most vivid memories of my childhood are spending Christmas in Gunbower with my Nana and Pop. Each Christmas Eve Santa would drive around Gunbower’s streets in the town’s fire engine. All the children would run out to … Continue reading

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Chocolate Rum Slice

Rum. It sometimes feels as though I can barely¬†turn a page¬†in Nana’s books without seeing this word printed or scrawled. I could probably dedicate a whole blog to the rum based recipes in Nana’s books (and could guarantee that they … Continue reading

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Got the Munchies?

Deliciously Ugly. This Picnic chocolate bar tag is most appropriate for these biscuits. No, you will not wow anyone with their appearance. But there is a reason why they have been dubbed ‘Munchies’ – they are delicious. I made these … Continue reading

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