Tag Archives: Food

Chocolate Fruit Slice

Today is Mother’s Day in Australia. ┬áIt’s not a day that has traditionally been given a huge amount of attention in my family. Not because we took our darling mother dearest for granted, but more because she never really bought … Continue reading

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Caramel Walnut Slice

I have had a little less time to devote to testing Nana’s recipes recently. All my free time has been spent at my parents house giving the two new kittens hugs, and watching them chase pipe cleaners and jump at … Continue reading

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Watermelon with Gin

I can’t vouch for the rest of the country, but if you’re in Melbourne or Sydney you could be fooled into thinking it’s still summer. Hopefully if you’re in the northern hemisphere there is a hint of warmer weather coming … 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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