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10 really good thermos lunches to keep kids warm

10 really good thermos lunches to keep kids warm

Winter is here and that means our high schoolers are spending lunch times shivering behind B block trying to keep warm. Now is a good time to up your repertoire of thermos lunches. Thermos lunches are a lovely hit of home in the middle of a bone-chilling school day....

A ginger fluff recipe from the CWA

A ginger fluff recipe from the CWA

Oh, for the love of a good cake recipe! You can never have too many. I especially like the ones that are quick to whip up, like this ginger fluff goodie from the new cookbook from CWA Victoria, From Our Kitchen To Yours. Isn't the name CWA comforting when you're about...

Marie’s lamb curry – another CWA fave

Marie’s lamb curry – another CWA fave

I've got another fab recipe from the CWA Victoria cookbook From Our Kitchen to Yours for you. This one is an excellent lamb curry, conjured up by a lady called Marie. Nothing is mentioned about who Marie was or why she contributed her lamb curry to the Country Women's...

In Good Company: Fish pie recipe

In Good Company: Fish pie recipe

This fish pie recipe is another standout from Sophie Hansen's new cookbook In Good Company. I hesitate to define this book as a 'cookbook', despite there being hundreds of recipes in it. It's just that there is so much more to it. When you pick up a cookbook and you...

In Good Company: Little herb pies with pickles

In Good Company: Little herb pies with pickles

Sophie Hansen's gorgeous new cookbook In Good Company is out today. You might remember Sophie from such hits as her previous book A Basket by the Door, and especially her delightful golden syrup biscuits. Oh, those bickies! It's hard to believe, but In Good Company is...

How to make taralli

How to make taralli

Taralli are like very crispy bagels and are made to various recipes all over Italy. My kids' Nonna makes hers with fennel seeds and they are moreish and perfect for an afternoon snack, to serve instead of bread at the dinner table or with dips, olives and gooey cheese...

10 healthy-ish lunchbox biscuits to pack

10 healthy-ish lunchbox biscuits to pack

I love the word 'healthy-ish'. It implies that while you might not be getting things 100% right, at least you're trying. Which pretty much sums up a post about making lunchbox biscuits. Look, a kid has got to eat something. While I applaud the parents whose children...

10 really good lunchbox fritters

10 really good lunchbox fritters

When I mentioned our penchant for lunchbox fritters to a friend, she was very confused. She's never, ever packed a fritter for her kids' lunch. "Aren't they awful cold?" she asked. The answer is not at all. Lunchbox fritters are delicious packed straight into an...

10 really good lunchbox savoury slices to try

10 really good lunchbox savoury slices to try

When sandwiches are just too boring, savoury slices are there to save the day. (Though, just quietly, if the sambos are boring, you're doing it wrong.) There are three very good reasons to make these slices for lunch. One, they are super simple to make. Two, they...

Oat, LSA and chia biscuits (olsac biscuits are a thing)

Oat, LSA and chia biscuits (olsac biscuits are a thing)

In my mind, these chia biscuits are known as Olsac bickies. If linseed, sunflower seeds and almonds can get an LSA moniker, then surely my chia biscuits can be called Olsacs. Whatever we call them (and, let's face it, Olsac is never going to be a thing), these oat...

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