Traditional Rum Butter (Brandy Butter) Recipe

Brandy Butter is one of the recipes I have memories of my mum making to accompany her famous boiled pudding. The subtle crunch of the granules of sugar that hadn’t dissolved yet still brings a smile to my face. For my adaptation,  I suggest you use brown sugar as it gives a more caramel flavour and dissolves…

Warm Spicy Mulled Wine

On a recent trip to Melbourne, my husband and I stopped in at Pony Fish Island for a glass of mulled wine. We sat and read our books, looked out at the beautiful city across the river and sipped delicious warming cups of spiced wine. I, of course, took notes on the flavours I was…

Kourabiethes: Greek Almond Shortbread Cookies

This special recipe for Kourabiethes was given to me by a beautiful Greek lady made her cookies often and brought them to church.  An absolutely divine, melt in the mouth, crumbly cookie, perfect with a coffee or given as a gift.

Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie

Welcome the Christmas season in a healthy and delicious way with this sugar free pumpkin pie. 

Feta & Sweet Potato Bruschetta

This feta and roasted sweet potato bruschetta mix is delicious as a topping on crunchy bread or perfect as a tasty accompaniment for grilled meats.

Christmas Ice Cream Pudding with Sugar free option

Every two or three years this recipe features on our Christmas table. For those celebrating Christmas during Summer, Christmas Ice Cream Pudding is a winner. It’s creamy, full of flavour and looks so festive. Variations for a sugar-free alternative are included.

Gingerbread bliss balls

Last year I made a sugar free Gingerbread for a festive option for afternoon tea, but this year I just wasn’t feeling it. Being somewhat of a bliss ball fanatic I played around in the kitchen a little and came up with these. Gingerbread bliss balls: all the taste of Christmas without the refined sugar…

Caramelised Onion

Caramelised onion is a favourite for cheese platters, salads, toasties and a myriad of other things. Homemade Christmas gifts are always a nice surprise, caramelised onion works well given in a cute little jar.

Traditional Tiramisu

There is something irresistible about coffee desserts. Traditional tirimisu has to be one of the best. Best assembled a day or so ahead to allow the flavours to infuse, tirimisu is a great option for dinner parties or Christmas Day. Nothing to do on the day except enjoy.