December 5 – gingerbread

Gingerbread may not be an ingredient per se, but stick with this one and you’ll see why it qualifies in this Advent cook-a-rama. No question, I owe my high school German teacher a great deal – suffice it to say that after a lapse of more than 30 years when I finally went to Germany…

Eggs in filo a.k.a. eggie muffins

Nutritious and delicious – especially with fresh herbs and eggs straight from chooks kept by our sister Rosie!  Eggs in filo is the grown up name for what the kids dubbed eggie muffins.  Eaten at home they are an easy way to get everyone fed at once on a Saturday morning and it means the…

Buttermilk muffins, a never ending story

The trick to a basic recipe is standing up to the taste test of variations – and after really very extensive testing, we can certify that these are delicious in an almost never ending variety of flavours. At home, I tend to use whatever combo of fruit and things that are in the fridge/freezer/pantry on…

Eggie muffins: the how-to version

When our younger son, Andrew, was aged 4- ish, a Saturday morning TV show included a segment on showing kids how to make simple nutritious food. From memory, Andy later described how to make ‘bread pizzas’, basically using a slice of bread instead of a pizza base. Another time he did the same for something…