Pea and Ham Soup
Jun08

Pea and Ham Soup

Without a doubt my favourite soup, pea and ham is the perfect balance of all the best flavours and is packed with nutritional goodness. My guests are usually surprised to find out that Pea & Ham soup has almost every vegetable in it, well at least my version does, which means it works as a main meal. Ingredients  1 large ham hock 500g bag of dried split peas 2 large carrots 1 x turnip 1 x swede 1 x potato 2 x celery sticks 1 large...

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Traditional Fruit Puddings
Jan31

Traditional Fruit Puddings

This is a traditional fruit pudding recipe for Christmas, or perhaps Christmas in July is more suitable for this hot dessert in the Aussie climate? INGREDIENTS 200 gms butter 200gm sugar juice and rind of 1 orange 3 beaten eggs 100gm plain flour sifted 100gm white breadcrumbs 60gm chopped madacamia nuts 60gm grated carrot 650gm mixed dried fruits soaked in 150mls dark rum ½ teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger ½ teaspoon mixed spice...

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Cheesy Vegetable Bake
Oct14

Cheesy Vegetable Bake

I have made this dish at least 20 times and it has never been the same twice, but the recipe below forms the basis of what has now become one of my kitchen staples. I find it works better in winter as it is warm and wholesome, but can be served in summer with salad. I know it is time to make a vegetable bake when I have 1 or 2 of every vegetable left in the fridge but not enough to prepare a side with each – it is the ‘use...

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