Oktoberfest Brisbane 2018

This year my husband Philip turned 70. To celebrate we travelled into Brisbane on the train, checked into our room at the Rydges South Bank and then headed by Uber to the Showgrounds for Oktoberfest Brisbane 2018. We were excited as we hadn’t been to an Oktoberfest since we moved to Brisbane in late 2011.…

Recipe: Hungarian – Paprika Chicken with Nokedli (mini dumplings)

One of the things I miss most about living in Tasmania (2000-2002) is an amazing little cafe in Moonah called ‘Cafe Eva’. It was run by the lovely Eva, a Hungarian friend I met through my husband who had been part of a babysitting ring of parents who would babysit for each other when their…

Recipe: Banana-Berry Smoothie with Maqui Berry Powder, Chia and Flax seeds

I was viewing the Loving Earth website and came across this amazing Banana-Berry Smoothie recipe that is very similar to what I enjoyed at Wray Organics. I will be printing this recipe out and taking it to “Rainbow: Eat and Drink Healthy” which just opened up in Bloomfield St near the arcade and park that…

Recipe : Grilled goat kofta with mint and yoghurt soup

Another brilliant Spring recipe from Australian Gourmet Traveller newsletter. “The love and patience that Guitta and Toufic (my in-laws) give to the mint they grow in their backyard wonderland of Lebanese herbs and vegetables, the time they spend hand-picking each mint leaf, laying them out on old bed sheets to dry under the summer sun, inspires me. …

Home Cooking: Cooking Moroccan cuisine with a tagine

To celebrate our move to the house we bought we had a housewarming and invited some friends and family to a very morrocan lunch of lamb tagine with couscous, whilst the kids had chicken schnitzel burgers. I am relatively new to tagines, having heard rave reviews for cooking with tagines (also known as tajine –…

Recipe and photos: Zucchini Bread

ZUCCHINI BREAD This is the second time I have made this bread but this time I took photos along the way. Whisk 3 eggs until light and fluffy Stir in 400g Sugar Add 235ml Vegetable Oil Stir well Next, add 225gm of shredded zucchini 375gm plain flower A pinch of ground cinnamon powder, 5g baking…

Zucchini and sweet potato slice

It’s the savoury slice that you all can’t get enough of! Try this easy recipe and you’ll see why it has gone viral. Source: TASTE.com.au   INGREDIENTS 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil 1 finely chopped Onion 300 gram coarsely grated Sweet Potato 2 crushed Garlic cloves 4 Eggs 2 Egg whites 1/4 cup plain flour…

Arrowroot Bars

Arrowroot Bars (found on allfood.com)  Rated: Submitted By: Martha Photo By: Patticake Servings: 12 “A soft cookie, great for lunches.” INGREDIENTS: 1 cup unsalted butter 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2 cups arrowroot flour 6 egg whites 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees…

Recipe: Gluten-free beer recipe

Print Recipe: Gluten-free beer recipe Prep Time: 3 hours Total Time: 3 hours “Most parts of the gluten free brewing process are similar to normal brewing, which is covered in detail by the experts on this site and others, so I’ll only touch on the key differences;Most parts of the gluten free brewing process are…