Lemon Verbena Syrup Cake

When skies are grey and you need some cheer – make cake. This tangy sweet delicious number will warm the cockles of your heart. This recipe is from The Cooks Herb Garden by Mary Browne, Helen Leach and Nancy Titchbourne. Three New Zealand sisters who put together useful, gorgeous books. See also The Cooks Salad […]

Our Favourite Pikelets

It was afternoon tea o’clock. We were gobbling oaty pikelets topped with applesauce and yoghurt, and Luke says “these are my favourite” to which everyone whole heartedly agreed. Joy in simple things! And I knew I wanted to share it all with you (the oaty goodness, and the joy). Thanks to the hungry tiger for the […]

Pistachio, almond and lemon cake

This is without a doubt a special occasion gluten-free cake. More fussy to make than my usual 5 minute wonders (it’s more expensive too), but I’m sharing this recipe today because I made this cake at the Spring workshop and now I have requests! Don’t pass this by because you’re not gluten free, you’ll adore […]

Spring Greens with a Tahini Miso dressing

About 10 years ago I picked up a cookbook called The Healthy Kitchen by Andrew Weil and Rosie Daley, at an op shop for $1.00. What a gem it turned out to be! Today’s recipe is theirs. This is the kind of food I could live off – quick, nourishing and totally addictive. Its the […]