Easy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

An Easy Banana Cake recipe which uses yoghurt to make it light and moist, and topped with a generous layer of Cream Cheese Frosting. Perfect for using overripe or frozen bananas.

easy banana cake topped with cream cheese frosting on metal tray with chopped pecans

Easy Banana Cake

My husband and I tend to agree on most things, but something we cannot convince each other of is the perfect stage of ripeness for a banana. I like my bananas to be somewhat ripe – no hint of green on the peel and maybe just a speckle of brown here and there to indicate that it is good for eating.



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Cream of Tomato Soup with Roasted Chickpeas

A quick and easy Cream of Tomato Soup with Roasted Chickpeas – the perfect meal using pantry ingredients.

cream of tomato soup in bowl with tray of roasted chickpeas

Homemade Tomato Soup

As a busy mother of two, I always try to make sure that my fridge and pantry are well-stocked with regular favourites so that I can make certain recipes at a moment’s notice. A homemade tomato soup is one such recipe.



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Spinach and Feta Pies

These Spinach and Feta Pies contain just a few ingredients but have maximum flavour. Make them as small or as big as you like, perfect for snacks or light meals.

mini spinach and feta pies on wire rack

Spinach and Feta Pies

When it comes to entertaining, it’s always good to have a few vegetarian options, and these Spinach and Feta Pies (also known as Spanakopita) are one of my stand-by options.

As an Australian, I also have a fond affection for a party pie, so it is hard to host a party without making a batch of pies, vegetarian or otherwise.



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Orange Marmalade

An easy Orange Marmalade recipe with step-by-step photos. Perfect at breakfast with some hot toast or fruit bread. Add some fresh ginger to turn it into an Orange Ginger Marmalade.

jars of orange marmalade with spoon of marmalade on wooden board

Preserving

One thing I love about summer is the abundance of fruit and trying to preserve as much of summer as I can into little glass jars.

I have made several batches of Peach & Raspberry Jam, as well as a simple Apricot Jam, not to mention the Strawberry Jam which has been disappearing as fast as I make it.

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Gluten-Free Lemon Cake

A delicious dairy-free and gluten-free lemon cake using whole lemons which are gently cooked until tender and then blitzed to produce a wonderfully moist cake.

gluten-free lemon cake on white cake stand with fresh lemons

Gluten-Free Cake

One of my favourite cakes to make at this time of the year is the Clementine Cake from Nigella Lawson’s How to Eat, a cake which Nigella has quoted as being one of the most popular from her first cookbook, one which happens to be a firm favourite for me – I have 3 copies (UK, US and iPad version) just to prove my point.



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How to Cook Artichokes

How to cook artichokes – instructions for boiling, Instant Pot, pressure cooker, grilling and frying. Don’t be intimidated by artichokes any longer! Plus recipes for a delicious aioli and vinaigrette to go alongside.

stack of fresh globe artichokes at the farmers markets in zurich

I adore artichokes. As a child, my mother would boil a whole artichoke for my dinner on those nights when she was preoccupied with other things or, more likely, fed up with cooking and needed to give me a no-fuss dinner. Hard task given that I was a fussy eater for most of my life.

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