Sticky Pear Pudding With Caramel Sauce

INGREDIENTS • 825g can pear halves in syrup, drained • 90g butter, chopped • 1/2 cup brown sugar • 1/2 cup golden syrup • 1/3 cup milk • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda • 1 cup plain flour • 2 teaspoons ground...

Vanilla Butterfly Cakes

INGREDIENTS: • 125g Unsalted Butter, softened • 3/4 cup caster sugar • 2 eggs, beaten • 1 1/4 cups plain flour • 1 tsp baking powder • 1 tsp vanilla extract • 1/2 cup milk • 150ml thickened cream, whipped • 1/2 cup...

Planning Your Perfect Picnic Date

THE WORD “PICNIC” IS SAID TO ORIGINATE FROM THE FRENCH PHRASE “PIQUE UNE NICHE” OR “PICK A PLACE.” Living on Bribie Island provides us with some sensational spots to choose from when having a picnic....

FOOD FOR THOUGHT – Favourite Family Meal Recipes

There is an Irish proverb along the lines that ‘Laughter is brightest in the place where food is.’ People from all cultures believe that preparing and sharing a meal together is the thing that...

The Coon Cheese Dilema

Readers may be aware that the name given to this food product many years ago has come into disrepute because of a conceived connection to a derogatory word used in the past to insult...

Where everybody knows your name…

“We’ve got a very cooperative and forward-thinking board. They were ready to move forward with the strategic and business plans we put in place and its paid dividends as far as the club goes...

ZUCCHINI CHEESY Bread

INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cup zucchini, shredded (do not squeeze) 1/4 cup onion, sliced (optional) 2 large eggs 3/4 cup sour cream 1/4 cup butter, melted 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoons baking...

Restaurant rules we Need to Follow in COVID!

DON'T’ - LINGER If there a queue of people waiting for a table at the cafe where you're still reading your horoscope or on Facebook after paying the bill? If so, it’s time to go....

Winelander – August 28, 2020

Although it’s safe to say that Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are the mainstays of the Australian wine industry, and that won’t change anytime soon, there are now plenty of alternative varieties...

Guacamole

INGREDIENTS 2 avocados, halved and pitted 2 tbsp. lime juice 3 dashes Worcester sauce 2 dashes Tabasco 1 clove garlic, finely diced or crushed 1 tomato, diced METHOD Mash the avocados with a fork and mix...

Chilli Con Carne

INGREDIENTS 2 teaspoons olive oil 125g rindless bacon, roughly chopped • 750g lean beef mince • 2 medium brown onions, finely chopped 2 medium red capsicums, chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 long...

When It’s Time… It’s Time!

I 'VE NEVER BEEN ONE TO BEGRUDGE ANYONE A DRINK (AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE, THAT IS) WHEN THEIR TASTE BUDS TELL THEM “IT’S TIME”. I mean its pub opening time somewhere in the world at just...

Apple, Raspberry and Rhubarb Pie

INGREDIENTS • 6 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced • 1 bunch rhubarb, trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces • 1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1 tablespoon cornflour • 300g frozen raspberries • 1/4 cup...