Category Archives: Recipes

Smoked Trout & Spring-time Salad, by Shinae.


Posted on September 9th, 2011 by Jess Causley

What a Sunny Sunday we had here in out little slice of heaven, I did not feel like Bangas and Mash, I did not feel like Curry- I felt like a fresh burst of flavour, I felt bright, I felt happy- Doesn’t it show a little, a plate filled with Spring? I walked merrily down [...]

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That Nicholson POP! by Shinae.

Posted on August 31st, 2011 by Jess Causley

I know Jess has already written for you a wonderful post about Nicholson Fine Foods and how fabulous they are but I can’t not share my words about them because I just love them so! I love them because they make any meal POP, burst and bounce with flavour. The whole range is so great [...]

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When desperation calls for a chocolate lover, by Shinae.

Posted on August 18th, 2011 by Jess Causley

    The fridge was empty last night, we scraped together a dinner from the bottom on the fridge left overs and made something half edible, sadly almost straight after this small but surprisingly tasty feast we became hungry once more. We scoured the shelves of the fridge and cupboard searching for something naughty. What [...]

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Lunchbox treats – Almond Biscuits with Lime and Rosewater Icing

Tahlia and Emma's lunchboxes

Posted on August 8th, 2011 by Jess Causley

          I find lunchboxes for the kids very challenging.  I admit I sometimes go to school at lunchtime to spy at what other kids are eating. Being Swedish I didn’t grow up with lunchboxes, we got free home-style meals for lunch in school. After 2,5 years and 14 lunchboxes a week [...]

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Posted on July 8th, 2011 by Jess Causley

            I am going to share my very best main meal recipe with you.  This is my family’s absolute favourite. Emma, my six year old, asks why we can’t eat masterstock every day. This is what I cook when we have family or friends over for dinner and I don’t [...]

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Hamburgers with an Asian Twist

Posted on June 23rd, 2011 by Jess Causley

Yesterday we made hamburgers with an Asian twist. They turned out really well. The carrots were so yummy they were almost gone before dinner was served. The same with the meat, the kids were standing around the stove like little bird babies wanting samples. The recipe is based on Bill Granger’s Korean-style steak rolls, from [...]

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Prawns and mussels in coconut, lime and lemongrass broth

Prawns and Mussels in coconut, lime and lemongrass broth

Posted on June 20th, 2011 by Jess Causley

  My kids love seafood with a passion and we just realised they have never tried mussels.  After searching every shop in Yamba for mussels we realised we had to go for tinned ones. This recipe would have been even better with fresh one. We did find some really great big uncooked prawns to go [...]

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Rose and vanilla cupcakes

Rosewater and vanilla cupcakes

Posted on June 10th, 2011 by Jess Causley

My 7 year old daughter Tahlia loves making cupcakes. This recipe is so good, it never ever fails.  Sometimes the measuring of ingredient doesn’t go to plan, especially if our three year old is helping, but that doesn’t seem to matter.   Tahlia has made these about 20 times, with perfect result every time. All I [...]

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Trout in coconut cream with lime, garlic and ginger

Trout Marinating

Posted on June 5th, 2011 by Jess Causley

  Whenever I buy smoked trout for the Deli, I buy some fresh rainbow trout fillets as well. They are so lovely and fresh and the fish lives in the cleanest of water near Tamworth. As it is all the rage to keep it simple, I did just that this time I cooked my trout. [...]

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Chocolate Mousse Cake with salted Caramel

Chocolate Mousse cake with salted Caramel

Posted on May 30th, 2011 by Jess Causley

Nans cake Nan had a birthday a couple of weeks ago and this is the cake we came up with. Chocolate mousse cake with salted caramel This cake has two cake layers, two  chocolate mousse layers, one salted caramel layer and is covered with ganache and chocolate shards.               [...]

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