Today is Shrove Tuesday. “What is that about?” you might ask. Well, I have done a little research to brush up on my understanding. Shrove Tuesday falls the day before Ash Wednesday which is the first day of Lent. Shrove Tuesday is traditionally a final day of celebration and feasting before the Lenten time of fasting and reflection.
The other name for Shrove Tuesday you might also be familiar with is “Pancake Day.” What’s the connection? Cooking pancakes became a way to use up rich foods such as butter and eggs before Lent. Pancakes…always welcome in our house.
We occasionally enjoy pancakes on a Sunday, whether it is for breakfast with blueberries, or as smaller pikelets for afternoon tea. But what I really love are those small Dutch gems called Poffertjes.Read More
I have had these photos ready for a while, waiting for me to come write some words to go with them. We took them over the school holidays when one of my boys decided to spend some time in the kitchen. Flynn does enjoy cooking and can even prepare a family meal from time to time. School holidays give him a chance to flick through our cookbooks and choose something new to have a go at. This time he chose ice cream!Read More
Many years ago my family owned and ran a little coffee shop. It was situated in a leafy suburb of Melbourne amongst a variety of other shops that, together, created a friendly little village; it was a nice break from today’s massive shopping centres/malls. The focus of the menu was homemade food such as bread baked onsite, generously-sized scones served with King Island double cream, and of course good coffee. My mum made some delicious cakes including a flourless chocolate and Lumberjack, but I think my favourite was the Country Apple Cake.Read More
I have been working hard to bring this Christmas treat to you. It’s been a while since I have enjoyed some warm and spicy pudding that is the perfect finale to a festive feast. Perhaps you have been longing for a low FODMAP answer to the dried fruit laden dessert the way I have. I hope you enjoy this pudding…Read More
Picture this…Your work is done for the day. It’s time to cosy up on the couch for a movie or lose yourself in a good book. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a little treat to enjoy, something warm and satisfying, but it has to be low FODMAP, of course.
Sound too good to be true? Perhaps this little pudding recipe can fit the bill.Read More
Happy Australia Day! January 26th marks the arrival of Captain Arthur Phillip, the commander of the First Fleet from Great Britain and first Governor of New South Wales, at Sydney Cove in 1788. The day was declared as a public holiday 13 years later and is now celebrated throughout the country with barbeques, concerts, and awards ceremonies recognising our outstanding citizens and for new citizens pledging their commitment to this great nation. It is also a day to show respect to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and continue reconciliation efforts.
Australians love to celebrate with food, not that we need a special day to do that. Some of our favourites include barbeques, scones, meat pies with tomato sauce, pavlova, and of course, lamingtons.Read More