Festive Pineapple Glazed Ham with Candied Sweet Potatoes

Festive Pineapple Glazed Ham with Candied Sweet Potatoes

Festive pineapple glazed ham is going to shine as the star of your Christmas table. You’ll be amazed how a few simple ingredients turns into the most delicious sweet, sticky glaze that pairs beautifully with ham. Pineapple juice, sweet sherry, brown sugar, dijon mustard and powdered cloves combine to make this our most popular recipe […]

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The Best Chicken or Turkey Gravy

The Best Chicken or Turkey Gravy

Making the best chicken or turkey gravy comes down to two requirements, those tasty, caramelised and flavoursome brown bits on the bottom of the pan after roasting our fowl along with some of the fat and pan juices, and really flavoursome stock, most preferably homemade.  Let’s face it the gravy we serve for our holiday […]

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Intense Chicken or Turkey Stock

Intense Chicken or Turkey Stock in a jar with parsley and onions in the background

Intense chicken or turkey stock is exactly what you’ll get from this super easy method for making a golden, full flavoured stock. Time is the only thing you’ll need other than chicken or turkey carcasses, necks and wings, a few onions, and water. That’s it!  There’s no carrot, celery, bay leaf, peppercorns or parsley which […]

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Strawberry and Vanilla Jam

Strawberry and Vanilla Jam

Strawberry and vanilla jam is a great combination. Our friend Cam visited recently, and brought 4 big punnets of strawberries for us and we didn’t have to think twice about what we would make with them. Right now strawberries are in season and it’s time to make strawberry jam which we love on toasted sourdough […]

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Best Ever Maple Glazed Bacon Chicken

Best Ever Maple Glazed Bacon Chicken

Best ever maple glazed bacon chicken is succulent and loaded with flavour. The breast stays gloriously moist and the bacon adds its smoky goodness to the meat and flavours the juices for an outstanding gravy.  The bird is marvellously golden brown and glistening with a delicious maple syrup, orange juice and dijon mustard glaze and […]

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Warm and Cosy Desserts

Warm and Cosy Desserts

We’ve put this compilation of warm and cosy desserts together for our northern hemisphere friends who may not have seen these recipes yet as the season changes from warm, to cooler weather. These recipes are some of our most popular recipes and are the recipes we go to time, after time simply because they’re delicious, […]

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Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes

Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes

Light and fluffy spiced pumpkin pancakes with cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg and drizzled with maple syrup and butter are just the thing for an indulgent weekend brunch. No ones saying they’re healthy, but boy do they taste good. They’re quick to put together or freeze beautifully for super quick,  easy delivery and the recipe […]

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Strawberry Sour Cream Cake

Strawberry Sour Cream Cake

Strawberry sour cream cake is easy to make, perfect for entertaining and completely delicious using simple and inexpensive pantry staples. It’s loaded with strawberries, both in the centre and on top, plus it’s moist, and not too sweet. What’s not to like? Strawberries at our local supermarket are selling for just $1.30 a punnet so […]

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The Definitive Guide to Making Choux Pastry

The Definitive Guide to Making Choux Pastry

The definitive guide to making choux pastry comes from failing to get a perfect choux pastry even though we researched recipes thoroughly, or so we thought. Recipe fails are not what we, or you want. Apart from being disappointing, it’s just damned annoying entrusting a recipe to follow, only to fail. So after many frustrating […]

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