Clam Chowder |

Winter Warmer Recipe: Hearty Clam Chowder

There are two things I love about winter, soup and fireplaces, but not in that particular order. As much as I have fallen head over heals for this clam chowder recipe, nothing can replace the lust in my heart for my fireplace. Once winter hits, the fire is on every evening. It is a big…

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Taiwanese Scallion Pancakes |

Recipe: Taiwanese Scallion Pancakes

These scallion (shallot/spring onion) pancakes are inspired by my recent trip to Taiwan. I am a bit of a lover of the old shallot pancake and have definitely eaten more than my fair share. Way way more! Before my trip to Taiwan my knowledge of scallion pancakes began and finished with the Chinese style ones, which…

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Shilin Night Markets Taipei

Food Lovers Delight: Shilin Night Market Taiwan

As soon as I knew I was heading to Taiwan, the night markets were firmly on my agenda. What I hadn’t envisaged myself doing was sucking on a very large penis, perched on a roundabout with Nicole from Bitten by the Travel Bug. Was a highlight of our trip actually. Going to leave you hanging,…

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Upside Down Iced Cupcakes |

Something for the Kids: Iced Side Down Cupcakes

There is some very exciting news to share before I start talking about my uniquely decorated upside down iced cupcakes which I am call calling iced side down cupcakes. Actually these guys are the perfect recipe to share with you for this announcement. I have been chosen as a finalist for this year for Kidspot’s…

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Mushroom Sang Choy Bow Recipe |

Vegetarian Recipe: Mushroom Sang Choy Bow

Sang Choy Bow? Or is it pronounced San Choi Bau? Maybe San Choy Bow? Could it be Sheng Cai Bao? Or even San Choi Bao? Quite honestly I give up! As you can see I have decided on Mushroom Sang Choy Bow to describe my mushroom mix wrapped up in crunchy iceberg lettuce leaves. I…

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Baked Sweet Potato Polenta Bites |

Gluten Free Recipe: Baked Sweet Potato Polenta Bites

A while back I shared my baked polenta chip & smoked sage salt recipe. That recipe became a firm favourite at my place, so much so I needed to change it up a little for variety. Enter the new family favourite, baked sweet potato polenta bites. As mentioned then, I will never fry polenta chips,…

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Wasabi Chicken Wings with Yuzu Mayonnaise & Wasabi Salt |

Wasabi Chicken Wings, Yuzu Mayo & Wasabi Salt

I do love Japanese flavours. That won’t be any surprise to regular readers. I have a love of traditional Japanese recipes right though to my fusion experiments. These wasabi chicken wings are a little bit fusion and a big dose of modern Japanese. If you haven’t discovered wasabi powder yet, I suggest you hunt for…

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Strawberry Cheesecake Sponge Cake |

Strawberry Cheesecake Sponge Cake

I wanted to make something pretty for Mothers’ Day and I think that this strawberry cheesecake sponge cake ticks that box. I feel mothers deserve something pretty every so often. Sure I’m biased as I am a mother. But I like pretty on the odd occasion, something that makes me go “ooooooo sooo preeeettty”. Yup,…

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Pulled Pork, Herb & Chickpea Salad |

Healthy Recipe: Pulled Pork and Chickpea Salad

Healthy pulled pork and chickpea salad. Now, you would never have thought that pulled pork and the word ‘healthy’ could be used in the same sentence. But in regard to this recipe, it most certainly can. If you’re like me, when you hear/see the words pulled pork, you probably have the mental picture of shredded…

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Macadamia Nut Tarts with Golden Syrup Ice Cream |

Macadamia Nut Tarts with Golden Syrup Ice Cream

I love baking. The smells warm the house and the heart. These macadamia nut tarts definitely do that. The tart shells are made from ground ginger nut biscuits and macadamia nut meal, they have warmth and spice. The filling flavour is a combination of buttery macadamia nuts, golden syrup, vanilla and orange zest. You will…

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