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Banana Doughnuts with Nutella Glaze

Banana Doughnuts with Nutella Glaze

Posted on Feb 28, 2015 in All Recipe Posts, Cakes, Cupcakes, Desserts, Nuts | 1 comment

It all started with a few lovely over ripe bananas in the fruit bowl and some good intentions.  Banana bread.  The healthy kind.   However, somewhere between sitting in my office and arriving in the kitchen, those good intentions got railroaded by the thought of doughnuts.  Baked doughnuts.  But proper baked doughnuts.  Banana doughnuts to be exact. ...

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Deconstructed Rhubarb Tart with Rose and Vanilla

Deconstructed Rhubarb Tart with Rose and Vanilla

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 in All Recipe Posts, Desserts, Fruit, Nuts, Special Diet, Tarts & Patisserie, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Forgive me, dear readers, it’s been 4 months since my last post … wait, no.   There’ll be none of that.  No long-winded apologies.  Or short ones for that matter. I’ve been off doing other stuff, but it’s all good stuff.  Well, mostly.   I had surgery in September thanks to a long-standing hip injury and some time off from...

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The one about my fantastic voyage

The one about my fantastic voyage

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in All Recipe Posts, Breads & Quickbreads, Breakfast, Chocolate, Fruit, Muffins, Protein, Protein Muffins, Special Diet, Uncategorized | 5 comments

Well, when I say “fantastic voyage” … I mean I went into hospital last week for a bit of surgery. A hip arthroscopy, in fact.  Keyhole surgery to put matters right after a running injury from almost two years ago that just wouldn’t lay down and die already. They go in with their little instruments, and a tiny camera, via two tiny...

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Oranges and Cream

Oranges and Cream

Posted on Aug 24, 2014 in All Recipe Posts, Cakes, Cupcakes, Fruit, Uncategorized | 4 comments

I know.  I know.  Sometimes you just don’t have either the time or the energy to make buttercream. Maybe you find the thought of making buttercream just a little too daunting. Maybe you just found out you are about to have guests coming over and are paralysed by the idea that you only have 30 minutes in which to make cake appear out of nowhere....

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Chilli Protein Pancakes (Flourless)

Chilli Protein Pancakes (Flourless)

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 in All Recipe Posts, Breakfast, Protein, Protein Pancakes, Savouries, Special Diet | 4 comments

It’s winter and I am still harvesting chillies in my backyard. It makes perfect sense for my rocotos as they fruit several times per year and a winter fruiting is not unusual.   The temperatures this winter have not been as harsh as recent years in Melbourne. But to find my Habanero plants still bearing fruit in July is highly irregular.   It is just...

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