Friday, April 30, 2010

Avoiding colds and the flu this winter

Here are six ways to avoid getting sick or beating the flu this winter: 

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Anzac Biscuits

Today being Anzac day, I thought I'd make Anzac biscuits...

Leek and Bacon Quiche with spelt short crust pastry

For the pastry:
150g of unsalted organic butter (cold) and cut into small cubes
300g organic Spelt flour (wholemeal is best but white is fine)
pinch of salt
30ml of water

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Activated almonds, ricotta, and lemon cake

500g ricotta
6 organic eggs separtated
1 cup of rapadura
3 tablespoons of buckwheat flour
250g of activated almonds
juice and rind of 4 lemons
250g organic butter @ room temperature

Chocolate Polenta Cake

200 gm unsalted organic butter (at room temperature)
1 cup cup of rapadura /agave
1 1/2 cup almond meal
7 tsp cocoa powder
4 organic eggs, beaten
10 table spoons yellow polenta
1/2 tsp baking powder

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Long Weekend

I spent this Easter long weekend in the country, at my partner's parents place. It is the most magic place. We really do have the best of both worlds, the beach and the country side.

Easter Saturday dinner was 8 hour lamb and brussel sprouts cooked in butter, followed by a traditional Russian Easter cake. The Easter cake had ricotta, cream cheese, sultanas, and lemon rind in it.  Of course, Sunday there was an Easter egg hunt with lots of yummy Swiss chocolate eggs.

Nearby there is a diary which we visit every afternoon at 4pm to collect fresh raw milk. This is always the highlight of my stay down there as I really feel like I have a connection and control over the source of my food. We are almost self sufficient there in terms of food.

We are planning to get away from Sydney as much as we can to unwind and eat amazing fresh foods.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Spelt Banana Bread

This is a recipe which I make for a friends 2 year old son who is a bit of a fussy eater. This version of banana bread is really healthy as I sweeten with molasses, it is full of iron, essential fatty acids from the almond meal and walnuts and potassium from the bananas. 

Slimey Capsicum

This is a really delicous way to make a capsicum salad. My boyfriends mum is the creator and she calls it Slimey's.