A cupcake cut in half to show you the depth and the texture.

Buttercake Cupcakes

You can use almost any cake recipe you like to make cupcakes, but it is great to have a tried and tested recipe at your disposal in case you don’t have the time (or the inclination) to experiment. What I love about this recipe too, is that you get 30 decent sized cupcakes when using…

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Ready to eat!

Radical Crunchies

Don’t you just love that name … Radical Crunchies! I saw a post on FB today by the Monday Morning Cooking Club of a recipe called Radical Crunchies … I was immediately drawn to it not only because it included oats (how I love my oats!), but because of the promise of the “crunch” and…

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Cake dusted with cinnamon sugar as another option

Upside Down Spiced Apple Cake

My goodness … I can’t help myself … I do love a good apple cake! This cake is very easy to put together, but can look impressive with the lovely apples sitting prettily on top … I have used both red and green apples in this recipe, but my preference is for green apples ……

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... and serving

Spinach, Herb and Feta Pie

I love all sorts of pies, but in particular anything to do with spinach, and when you combine that with plenty of herbs and feta in a filo pastry, then you have got me! Last year I spent a few days in Sydney with my brother and his lovely wife Cheryl who made us a…

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Kumquat jam ready to cook ...

Kumquat (or Orange) Chili Ginger Jam

The winter months is Kumquat season, and a dear friend (that’s you Deb!!) has them in truckloads!  So we were very fortunate a couple of weeks ago to be given a great BIG bowl full!  I was in heaven … as was Bryan who kept popping these little gems into his mouth before I had…

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... and serving.

Mushroom, Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne

This recipe may seem quite long, but believe me it is fairly easy to put together … and the pay off is that it feeds 8 adults, or it can do two meals if there is just 4 of you.  It can be made a day ahead (so perfect to prepare Sunday for dinner Monday),…

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Glaze decorated over cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake (aka Torta Caprese)

Torta Caprese is a classic cake … and one that was made many times when our Thermomix team hosted a cooking class at our Head Office in Balcatta. Whilst I loved the cake, it was not one that I could share with my family due to nut allergy (it uses almonds as its “flour”), until…

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Soup is now served ...

Mexican Style Avocado and Zucchini Soup

On these cold days there is something very warming about enjoying a delicious bowl of hot soup … and when you team that with the flavours of Mexico then it is even more heartening. You can make this soup as “spicy” as you like with the chilli, but I find a half large one –…

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