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Chocolate Muffins

Chocolate Muffins

As far as my kids are concerned, these chocolate muffins are the best they’ve ever had. In fact, my son went as far to say, “they were supermarket quality”, which is high praise from a 14yr old boy. He’s actually very astute, as they have some Betty Crocker chocolate cake mix in them, not much, just enough to(…)

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Honey Cakes with Peanut Butter frosting

Honey Cakes with Peanut Butter frosting

Peanut butter and honey is such a classic combination and for good reason too, it just always tastes great. Although there are three components to these cakes; the cake, the frosting and the honeyed nuts, it’s all super easy to prepare. The peanut butter frosting is very moorish but it’s the honeyed nuts that really finish(…)

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Spiced Blackberry Hazelnut Tart

Spiced Blackberry Hazelnut Tart

This spiced blackberry tart is the perfect replacement for hot cross buns over the Easter weekend. Although, hang on a minute, let’s not get too excited, how about we have it along side some hot cross buns. I’m sure they’ll all get along just fine. This tart is perfect for those of you who don’t(…)

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Oatilicious Brownie

Oatilicious Brownie

  I have never eaten a flapjack, but they look a little like this brownie I have just made, oaty and moreish. This is pretty easy to rustle up, although I did have to use my food processor to blitz the oats as they were large wholegrain ones. A good addition to this recipe would(…)

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Market Fresh Muffins

Market Fresh Muffins

These muffins are jam packed with local, market fresh ingredients; silverbeet, courgette, pumpkin, patty pan squash, parsley, spring onions, capsicum, chilli and chives. When I owned a cafe, I would make these once a week. It would involve gathering up anything and everything from the vegetable bin, chopping it up and shoving it in…no wastage(…)

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Raw Broccoli Salad

Raw Broccoli Salad

This broccoli salad is my favourite new thing thanks to Jane, a lovely woman I met the other night. During drinks, loud conversation and interruptions I managed to get this out of her….. 1) soak the chopped cranberries in lemon juice 2) whizz up the broccoli in a food processor 3) chop the almonds and(…)

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Chicken and Spinach Cannelloni

Chicken and Spinach Cannelloni

This is my super easy chicken and spinach cannelloni. Made with fresh pasta sheets and rolled sushi style, even the younger family members can help out with this one. Cannelloni is a fantastic dish but I find filling those pasta tubes a little time consuming. To make it easier for myself, I have substituted the(…)

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Granny’s Jam Tarts

Granny’s Jam Tarts

I am sure there is someone else out there whose granny used to make jam tarts. My grandmother, we called her Marty, was always rustling these up in her kitchen. The dough I use to make these is a variation of the dough for my blackberry pie and can be used for anything, it makes(…)

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Atomic Toasted Muesli

Atomic Toasted Muesli

I’m sharing this recipe because the book is no longer in print and in no way shape or form am I trying to pass this off as my own. I love this book, it’s up there with the Moosewood cookbooks, it’s just so gutsy and organic, real and nutritious. Baking is my passion and I(…)

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Breakfast Bran Cake

Breakfast Bran Cake

I would usually never apologise for a photo, as not so good photos are part of the learning process. However, I am really annoyed I didn’t put in more effort as this is really delicious served with whipped cream and maple syrup. I should have taken a photo of that too. I have to thank(…)

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