Organising the linen press

I feel like no matter what I do I can’t stay on top of things around here, being super busy often unwell and with three kids (again why oh why did I think toddlers and teenagers would be a great age mix?) There are a few things I’ve changed around here to help keep things…

Beef & Mushroom Guinness Pies

Nothing warms up a mid week winter meal like a home made pie! What I love most about this recipe is the stew and pastry can both be made in advance, perhaps on a Sunday cook up, then left in the fridge to be ‘pied’ on a Monday or Tuesday night. This recipe was inspired…

Lorne Sausage

If you’re Scottish you’ll know this as Square sausage and if you MUST have it square, see tips at the bottom of the recipe on how to recreate this favourite! If you’re wondering what it tastes like, it tastes like McDonalds sausage McMuffin but better!     Don’t forget the sausage holds it’s shape suprisingly well…

Gourmet Béchamel Sauce

I happily cook up the thermomix EDC version of bechamel sauce for for cauliflower and cheese for the family mid week but I find it’s not right for many other dishes. If you are looking for a plain bechamel that is thick and can be used as a layer in dishes like lasagne or moussaka…

Moussaka 

A few months ago a friend on Facebook asked if anyone wanted to buy a half lamb straight from her paddock and I couldn’t get my hand up fast enough! There were of course lots of chops, a roast, a rack, a couple of shanks and lucky me almost 3kg of lamb mince which I…

Thick Béchamel Sauce 

My family love a good lasagna or moussaka but unfortunately all of the recipes I have found online for béchamel are way too runny to be used as a layer in these traditional European dishes. The EDC recipe for thermomix béchamel is perfect for cauliflower or wet dishes such tuna mornay but if you need…

Salted Caramel & Macadamia Icecream

Why oh why would anyone go to all the trouble of making their own ice cream and only making half a litre of the stuff? I have no idea and I apologise that this recipe is still under a litre but when you see how easy it is to make there will be no excuse…

Soy Poached Chicken

Light, bright, appetising, smells delicious, tastes amazing, it’s quick to cook, surprisingly filling and at only tiny 260cal per serve it’s a perfect dish for those doing the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Challenge, especially if you’ve had a blow out during the day. If you haven’t had a blow out and still have room…

Gooey Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies

For those of you who read my posts regularly you’ll know I’m not much of a sweet tooth, but the older I get, or perhaps the longer I live with a sugar junkie, the more things I find that I enjoy and this recipe is one of them. Hubby asked me around 2 years ago…

Salted Caramel Sauce

During our fabulous food and wine festival that we had at home on the June Long Weekend too much wine was consumed. We had three courses over several bottles and the eight of us were looking a bit shabby by the time it came to dessert. I had earlier decided to serve gooey hazelnut brownies…

Barbecue Sauce

If you’ve made either pulled pork or pulled beef recipes you’ve probably got an abundance of delicious barbecue sauce left over and no idea what to do with it, here are my top tips. Home Made Barbecue Sauce The sauce is delicious refrigerated and used as nothing more than normal BBQ sauce, it’s easier to…

Slow Cooked Pulled BBQ Beef

If you follow my blog you’ll know this recipe is a variation of the pulled pork portion of my Steamed BBQ Pork Buns recipe, I’ve separated the Easy BBQ Pulled Pork portion into it’s own post too. Pulled meat along with other American classics are very popular right now but I’ve found some of the…