Spelt, Honey & Macadamia Bread Recipe

With the summer season upon us, treat the whole family to freshly made home-baked loaves for picnics and barbeques. Spelt, Honey and Macadamia Bread Ingredients for one loaf (500g) 250g spelt wholemeal flour 160ml cool water 7g fresh yeast (buy from local bakers, supermarkets with fresh bakery section or health food stores) 5g salt 7.5g … Read more

Roast Quail Stuffed With Prunes

My friend “Mama” has sent me a recipe for roast quail stuffed with prunes that she says tastes delicious and is very simple to make. Ingredients 6 Quail 12 half dried prunes soaked in a little armagnac. Method Baste quail with a little olive oil. Put prunes that have been soaked in almanac into the … Read more

Blueberry Muffins With Duck Eggs

My husband and I love blueberry muffins, so I thought I would share the recipe with you. Ingredients 8 oz/225g soft margarine 10 oz/275g caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence 2 duck eggs – beaten 11 oz/300g self raising flour 8 oz/225g blueberries – washed Method Cream the margarine and sugar together. Beat in the … Read more

Zucchini Muffin Recipe

Here is a Zucchini Muffin Recipe sent in by Helene of  Countryside Connection and Once Upon A Pine. Helene has also includedwith the recipe recommendations for healthier / dietary substitutions as well as changes she has adopted over the years. The original recipe has been provided with subsitutions and changes noted in brackets. Helene says, … Read more

Chef Mike Robinson’s Top Ten Tips for Christmas Dinner

With christmas just around the corner there is no better time for me to be sent the top chef and TV presenter Mike Robinson’s top ten tips for Christmas dinner, The Perfect Roasties Top chefs recommend goose fat  for roasting potatoes for a reason – the fat’s high burn point makes them perfectly crispy. When … Read more

Macadamia Fruit Crumble

I have been sent a recipe for macadamia fruit crumble so I thought I would share it with you as it sounds like a great pudding suggestion for the Winter months and a healthy alternative to all the Christmas pud, cake and mince pies weare bound to consume during the festive season. This delicious crumble is … Read more

Salmon & Macadamia Salad

I love having salmon in a salad and adding some macadamia nuts is a great addition making a very healthy salad which makes a great light lunch at any time of the year. Salmon and Macadamia Salad Serves 4 Ingredients 4 salmon steaks 100g toasted macadamia nut halves 150g green salad leaves 8 sundried tomatoes roughly … Read more