Beef Jerky

Beef Jerky

About 12 months ago, I bought a dehydrator so that I could dry iced cookies quicker in order to get on that all important second layer of detail. I justified the expense (which wasn’t that huge actually) to my husband saying that we could also use to it to dry bananas (he loves the chewy…

Cinnamon and Plum Cake

Cinnamon and Plum Cake

Despite the colder turn the weather has taken, my garden is still producing. I picked some Victoria plums last week while they were still green and under ripe. The reason is, if I wait for them to ripen on the branch, then the bugs and birds will have had a nibble. Picking them under ripe,…

Italian Sausage Rigatoni Bake

Italian Sausage and Spinach Rigatoni Bake

I am very fortunate where I live to have a fantastic butcher who makes a wonderful range of sausages and black pudding. I love sausages so when I am passing, I like to stop by and buy a few sausages to stock up the freezer. One thing they don’t do, however, is Italian Sausage. I…

Chocolate Chip Melting Moments

Chocolate Chip Melting Moments

Melting moments are as described, small cookies that melt deliciously on your tongue. Light and moreish with a lovely creamy vanilla flavour thanks to the custard powder, these cookies are very popular in Australia. Usually flavoured just with vanilla and the custard powder, or occasionally with lemon zest, I decided to take it one step…

Pumpkin Jar

In a previous post, I turned an old jar into a fairy house tea light holder. This time, I turned a very small jar (100ml) into a witchy pumpkin jar. You can fill the jar with sweets and it would make an excellent gift for Halloween, or anytime of year… if you know someone who…

Yorkshire Rascals

The rascal, or fat rascal, has been around since the 1800’s. Originating in Yorkshire, this fruit packed treat bares a close resemblance to a scone or rock cake. It is traditionally decorated with plain blanched almond and glacé cherries, but I like to put my own spin on it. I use Morello glacé cherries, as I…