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Recipe Index


–          Banana and Walnut cake

–         Basic Chocolate Cake

–         Crostata di Marmellata (Jam Tart)

–         Easy Puff Pastry

–         Eggplant Parmigiana

–         Espresso Macarons

–         Forrest Gump Tart

–         Hot Cross Buns

–         Macaron with Berries

–         Sexy Swedish Buns


–         Apple Cake

–         Banana and Walnut cake

–         Basic Chocolate Cake

–         Brown sugar sponge cake with caramelised pears

–         Chocolate Tiramisu Tort

–         Hummingbird Cake

–         La Pastiera Napolatana

–         Rainbow layer cake 

–         White Chocolate and Raspberry Marquise Cake


–         White chocolate mud cupcake


–         Baked Ricotta with Cherries in a Vanilla Syrup

–         Banana split up and down – 365 Challenge

–         Dark Chocolate and Pistachio Fudge

–         Cheat’s Chocolate Fondant

–         Lamington Ice cream sandwich with hot chocolate sauce


–          Espresso Macarons

–          Macaron with Berries

–          Rose vanilla glitter macarons

Meats General

–         Balsamic roasted sausages and vegetables

–         Meat and two veg

–         Meatballs with Tomato Risotto


–         Baked beef fillet with mushroom in pastry crust

–         Involtini di Manzo


–         Chicken Fajitas

–         Chicken with Truffle – 365 Challenge

–         Roast Chicken

–         Simple roast chicken pieces with veggies

–         Spanish chicken with chorizo and potatoes



–        7-hour leg of lamb – 365 Challenge

–         Lamb souvlaki

–         Lamb Knuckles (Lamb Shanks) – 365 Challenge

–        Lamb and roasted beetroot spinach salad

–         Lamb skewers with lemon couscous and herbed yoghurt


–        Mixed mushroom and mozzarella pasta

–         Penne with eggplant mozzarella sauce

–         Pesto and Chicken Fettuccine

–         Orecchiette con broccoli

–         Salmon and Asparagus Pasta

–         Scallop, Prawn and Pancetta Spaghetti

–         Spaghetti alla ricotta (Ricotta Spaghetti)


–          Pork and Fennel Meatballs


–        Lamb and roasted beetroot spinach salad


–         Home made pesto

–         Napoletana Sauce

–         Red Wine Sauce


–         Baked Salmon with Green Beans and Pesto

–         Beer battered Fish and Chips

–         Monkfish with beurre blanc – 365 Challenge

–         Salmon and Asparagus Pasta

–         Scallop, Prawn and Pancetta Spaghetti

–         Squid Stuffed with Prawns

Side Dishes

–         Asparagus Frittata

–         Meli Melo of Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers

–         Mushroom Ricotta Galette

–         Witlof with ham – 365 Challenge


–         Dark Chocolate and Pistachio Fudge

Special Events


–         Rainbow layer cake


–         Christmas Pudding trifle


–         Hot Cross Buns

–         La Pastiera Napolatana


–         Veal with polenta and blue cheese sauce


Cakes Cakes and MORE CAKES

When I first started my blog in 2010 my aim was to document and learn the regional cooking of...

Chicken Fajitas

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Baked Ricotta with Cherries in a Vanilla Syrup

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Basic Chocolate Cake

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Lamb Shank Pumpkin Soup

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Mixed mushroom and mozzarella pasta

Please forgive me but I am yet again going to bring you a recipe by Jamie Oliver. Yes, it...

Brown sugar sponge cake with caramelised pears

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La Pastiera (Ricotta and cooked grain cake)

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Salmon and Asparagus Pasta

While looking though my blog recently I realised that I have not done a pasta dish in a long...

Spanish chicken with chorizo and potatoes

I have said this before many a times, I love chicken. Some of my favourite ways to eat it...

Lamb and roasted beetroot spinach salad

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My explained absence and cake dedication to my Aunty Tina.

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Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Squid Risotto

365 challenge installment number 8 – wow where has the time gone. I remember the first month I participated...

Rose vanilla glitter macaron lolipops

If there was a term in the dictionary “macaron obsession” you would find my photo next to it. It...

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Macaron with Berries

It will not be a surprise to my regular blog readers or macaron lovers why I chose this dish...

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