Category Archives: Family

Countless Rewards

I have been dipping into Wendyl Nissen’s A Home Companion recently and in it, she writes: Anyone born after the 1960s was told that girls can do anything so we ended up doing everything. If you’re anything like me, eventually you reach a … Continue reading

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Orange-Vanilla Monkey Bread

I am always planning and plotting my next cake. On Sunday night, I made the lemon and poppyseed cake for school lunch box treats. But I knew that would be gobbled within about two days so on my lunch break … Continue reading

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Eggs in Purgatory

I just love the name of this dish. It tastes pretty wonderful too, particularly on a cold night when you feel like rugging up in front of the fire rather than slaving in the kitchen. My husband was sick in … Continue reading

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Stefano de Pieri’s Family Lemon Cake

When my husband and I hooked up as uni students living in the same share house on Lygon Street in North Carlton in the early-mid noughties (you can just hear the phrase reverberating – ahh, those were the days…) we … Continue reading

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Childhood Quince Picking and Turkish Quince Marmalade

As a child, I always loved our visits to my grandparents’ farm in Benalla – it is probably in part because of those wonderful childhood memories that my husband and I have moved out to the country now with our … Continue reading

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Anzac Day and Honeyed Anzac Biscuits

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.” (Laurence Binyon, “For the … Continue reading

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Rosie: Beef Odyssey #5 – Roast Sirloin on the Bone for Mum’s 60th Birthday

To me, nothing says ‘I love you’ more than a big sirloin on the bone. It looks impressive and tastes amazing when roasted and served rare and warm. Stories abound that King James I ate a roast loin of beef and liked it so much he drew his sword and knighted it ‘Sir Loin’. Not true, but a great story – and the cut is so wonderful you could easily imagine a king being prompted to knight it. Continue reading

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Walnut & Apple Bread

This is a very simple but very lovely bread – and goes perfectly with blue cheese on a cheese platter. As we are nearing the end of our stay at the beach house in Fairhaven, I am trying to use … Continue reading

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Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Rosemary, Garlic and Extended Family

Growing up, we spent nearly every Easter and Christmas with our extended family, which included aunts, uncles, cousins and various friends and extras. We loved it, and my sisters and cousins and I ran wild together – making cubbies in … Continue reading

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Rosie: Beef Odyssey #4 – Marinated Roasted Girello

Everyone in my family loves garlic. And I mean everyone – mother, sisters, aunts, cousins… Everyone. Except for my father. Who hates it. I have vivid memories of Christmas holidays at Falls Creek – we would hire a ski chalet … Continue reading

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