Best Easy Chocolate Mudcake Recipe

“He showed the words ‘chocolate cake’ to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. ‘Guilt’ was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: ‘celebration’.” ~ Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto A friend on the other side of the world […]

Ginger Cookie Ice-Cream Sandwich Recipe

“…stop pacing the aisles and counting the miles. Instead, climb more mountains, eat more ice cream, go barefoot oftener, swim more rivers, watch more sunsets, laugh more and cry less. Life must be lived as we go along. ”  ~ Robert J. Hastings You’ll love these tasty ice-cream treats. They are easy enough for the kids to […]

Easy Puff Pastry Quiche

“Lunch makes me feel a bit better.”  ~  Suzanne Collins   Recently my friend Carly and I popped in to her parents’ house for lunch, and then a tour of her mum’s garden. Jewel made a lovely salad with fresh greens from her vegetable patch, and I took over a simple quiche that I’d whipped up […]

Tropical Pie Recipe

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” ~ Ruth Reichl   And so, the moment of truth… Does the Tropical Pie of my childhood still measure up? *Nicole laughs gleefully and claps her hands* Darn tootin’ right it does! The pie has a crunchy toasted coconut crust, […]

Why This Psychic Blogs About Cooking!

“No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.” ~ Laurie Colwin “If you are careful,’ Garp wrote, ‘if you use good ingredients, and you don’t take any shortcuts, […]

My Big Promotion

“Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me.” ~ William Shakespeare “A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in.” ~ Frederick The Great   Yes, it’s true. I have been promoted! A position of great tradition and, dare I say it, possibility. The sort of opportunity […]

Easy Strawberry and Mulberry Teacake Recipe with Berry Compote

“You’ve got this life and while you’ve got it, you’d better kiss like you only have one moment, try to hold someone’s hand like you will never get another chance to, look into people’s eyes like they’re the last you’ll ever see, watch someone sleeping like there’s no time left, jump if you feel like […]

Easy Spinach and Ricotta Pie – Gluten Free

“I’m strong to the finish when I eats me spinach!” ~ Popeye the Sailor Man Who doesn’t love an easy meal? My misbehaving eye was banished to the naughty corner yesterday so I was cooking with my pirate patch on. Even one-eyed I still managed to whip this up with little effort, proving that ANYONE can […]

Easy Date Loaf Recipe

“No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.”  ~ Laurie Colwin   Our farm is a social place. The pace of life is slower here, and people have time […]

No-Bake Yummy Slice Recipe

“When all else fails, take a vacation.”  ~ Betty Williams It’s school holidays here in Queensland, and this it the perfect easy slice to make.  In fact this recipe is so easy that the kids will have a batch of these whipped up faster than you can say “you’ll like this – it has chocolate in […]

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