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Apple Tea Cake Recipe

Our local agricultural show is next week, which means there’s lots of test baking happening in our kitchen. You see I’m married to a competitive baker, which at this time of year, can be amusing, beneficial & frustrating all…

chocolate cake blog

A ‘Stout’ Chocolate Cake Recipe

My husband is a very keen baker and for the last 12 years or so has wholeheartedly embraced ‘show baking’.  Our local show, the Tanunda Show, is 107 years old, and every year in March, locals get busy with…

Bowl of Apricots

How to make Apricot Fruit Leather

The summer stone fruit season is such a treat and in many country areas, there is no need to grow your own as often a neighbour or a friend will gift you with an abundance from their tree. I’m…

Sugar Cookie Recipe

Goof-proof Sugar Cookie recipe

For many people, Sugar Cookies are front and centre of their Christmas Baking schedule. I’ve been baking them every Christmas for the last 15 years or so, and my ever-increasing cookie cutter collection is proof of my fondness for…

Christmas Stovetop Potpourri

How to Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

Christmas in Australia is during high summer and is often scorching hot. Perhaps that’s why we Aussies often pine (no pun intended) for the wintery festive season scenes that our northern hemisphere cousins experience. While we can’t play in…

Chicken and Leek Pie Recipe

Chicken and Leek Pies

We’ve been harvesting plenty of leeks from our vegetable garden lately and many of them have made their way into these easy chicken and leek pies. Perfect for a family weekend lunch, the pies have golden flaky pastry and…

How to Dehydrate Citrus

How to Dehydrate Citrus

Have you ever wondered how to dehydrate citrus slices? Well, I hadn’t either until I was recently given bags of oranges by a generous neighbour and needed to put them to good use. The other determining factor was that…