Spanakopita with a twist

Greek ‘pita’ (or ‘pie’) is a popular savoury dish made with filo (phyllo) pastry, feta cheese and eggs (as the base ingredients) and baked until golden and crispy. It makes a healthy addition to any lunch box, a delicious anytime snack or served as finger food with drinks when family or friends gather. Although Spanakopita…

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“This wasn’t your best work mum!”

Like most home cooks, I’ve had my share of failures in the kitchen over the years and, whilst it is disappointing when a recipe doesn’t turn out like I hope, to me it’s just part of learning. A few months ago, I found a recipe in a food magazine that I had been looking for…

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Tip for Busy Parents – storing & using fresh food

Storing and using fresh food correctly is important for your health and your wallet. Most fresh foods have a short shelf life and by not storing correctly you risk it being spoilt by bacteria and having to throw it out. Minced meat is one of those foods I’ve always worried about buying pre-minced and storing,…

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Only 2 more Sunday family dinners to go!

It’s been almost 2 years since Michael and Cath came to Sunday family dinner after being away overseas, and announced they were planning to get married on the Greek Island of Naxos. Back then two years seemed so far away, but now it’s hard to believe it’s only 1 month to the wedding day –…

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Food Creates Memories

I have fond memories of my mum coming home after a long day at work to cook a delicious meal for us for dinner. I would watch how she would go about preparing a chicken and vegetable casserole – cutting up the chicken and chopping the vegetables – I would always love to help. When…

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Our first Sunday dinner for 2017

With the craziness of Christmas and New Year done and dusted, life is quickly returning back to normal with our first Sunday dinner for 2017. It was the perfect day to have our first family dinner for the year on our balcony – our favourite place to eat – and it was great to have my family back…

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My challenge to cook gluten free meals!

Gluten free cooking is relatively new to me and something I’ve had to learn to do in recent times because my daughter-in-law was diagnosed with intolerance to gluten. For years we watched her suffer from stomach pains so severe that she often ended up in hospital. So when she got the diagnosis, we were relieved…

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Food tastes better when you eat it with family!

For most people Sunday night signals the end of the weekend but for me, Sunday is the day I look forward to the most. It’s the day my husband and I get to spend time with the most important people in our lives; our amazing 3 sons, their beautiful ladies and our gorgeous little grandson.

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