Konnichiwa from japan - Our travel story

Konnichiwa from Japan

Konnichiwa is hello in Japanese and a word I have been using often since landing in Japan on Thursday, 13 March 2014. Hubby (Ben), Freya and I flew out of Sydney with Japan Airlines at 9:00am (which resulted in an early wake-up for check-in at airport).  It was a great flight (apart from the likely flu bug…

Spaghetti Fritti (Fried Spaghetti)

This recipe is my mum’s and she cooked it often when we were growing up.  ‘Spaghetti Fritti’ means fried spaghetti and with the inclusion of eggs, it resembles a large frittata. Essentially, it is another way to dish up pasta – in cake size pieces – a novelty for all, especially the kids! Mum’s recipe…

Veggie Garden Project

Picking veggies from your garden and preparing them for a meal several minutes later, is a real treat!  The freshness and flavour is unsurpassed!  I grew up eating fresh veggies most nights as my parents lived sustainably – producing all their own veggies & fruit (potatoes, carrots, beans, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumber, peas, onions, pumpkin, lemons,…

Sweet shortcrust pastry

Sweet Shortcrust Pastry

There are many recipes and methods to making shortcrust pastry. Some recipes have high content of butter and egg yolk suitable for savoury shortcrust pastry and others include sugar, either caster or pure icing sugar, for a sweeter shortcrust pastry. A high butter content and the addition of egg yolk gives savoury shortcrust pastry and…

Amaretti (gluten-free)

Amaretti (Gluten-Free)

Amaretti are Italian biscotti – biscuits! They are chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Traditionally, these beauties are great to have with coffee, but I have to say that I love them anyway – cup of tea, coffee, on there own! I love eating full stop! There are so many ways to…