Easy Coconut and Almond Macaroons

These pretty macaroons are the easiest biscuits to make. Just stir the first two ingredients together and decorate with an almond and bake.  So easy and delicious and just right to have with a nice cup of tea or coffee. Ingredients: 1 can of Condensed Milk 250 g of desiccated coconut whole raw almonds to decorate (approx 30) Method: Pre-heat the oven to 180 C … Continue reading Easy Coconut and Almond Macaroons

Mario’s Ta’ameya (Egyptian Falafel)

Mario has shared his recipe for traditional Egyptian Falafel made with broad beans.  In Egypt they are called ta’ameya or literally, a bite of food. These light and tasty morsels make a wonderful meal or a snack at any time and are easy to make. Mario has chosen to oven bake the falafel for a healthier alternative to frying them. Falafel are formed using a … Continue reading Mario’s Ta’ameya (Egyptian Falafel)

What to Plant in April

The following is a list of vegetables that you can plant in April in Sydney, a temperate zone (just click on the link for the growing guide for each vegetable): Amaranth Beans – broad beans, fava beans Beetroot Broccoli Brussels sprouts Cabbage Carrot Cauliflower Daikon Endive Garlic Kale Kohlrabi Leek seedlings Lettuce Mizuna Mustard greens Parsley Peas Radish Rocket Shallots Silverbeet Snowpeas Spinach Turnip Plant … Continue reading What to Plant in April

Chocolate Celebration Cake without Eggs or Butter

Being in self isolation with my elderly mother has really caused me to think about making the best use of our provisons. Today is her birthday. She keeps her age to herself, but I can share with you that she is in her nineties and it is a very special day that unfortunately cannot be shared by other family members due to Covid19 this year. … Continue reading Chocolate Celebration Cake without Eggs or Butter

National Eucalyptus Day

Here in Australia we are celebrating National Eucalyptus Day today, 23 March 2020. The fossil evidence for the first known Eucalypt was from the Tertiary 35-40 million years ago. There are over 900 species of Eucalypts in the Family Myrtaceae in Australia. I share with you my favourite Eucalypt that is growing in a friend’s yard. It is the lemon scented gum, Corymbia citriodora. It … Continue reading National Eucalyptus Day

What to Plant in March

Today is the first day of autumn and this is the first Planting Guide of the season. The following is a list of vegetables and herbs that  you can plant in March in Sydney, a temperate zone. Just click on the name for the growing guide for each vegetable: Amaranth Beans – broad beans, fava beans Beetroot Broccoli transplant seedlings Brussels sprouts Cabbage Carrot Daikon … Continue reading What to Plant in March

Pork Fillet Schnitzel Oven Baked

Pork fillet, or tenderloin is the most tender cut of pork and makes delicious pork schnitzels. This recipe uses minimal oil by oven baking the schnitzels but if desired you can also pan fry these tender fillet schnitzels. The pork fillet makes a surprising number of fillet escalopes that can be breaded and baked. If you don’t need them all, the pre-prepared fillets can also … Continue reading Pork Fillet Schnitzel Oven Baked

What to Plant in February

The following is a list of vegetables and herbs that  you can plant in February in Sydney, a temperate zone. Just click on the name for the growing guide for each vegetable or herb: Amaranth Beans (dwarf) Beetroot Broccoli Brussel sprouts Carrot Cauliflower Chives Cucumber Endive Fennel Kohlrabi Leeks Lettuce Mustard greens Onion Parsley Radish Silverbeet Swedes Turnip Zucchini Plant of the Month – The … Continue reading What to Plant in February