Tag: pie

Feb 16

Cookbook 119: The Australian Women’s Weekly: All-time Favourites

I decided, thanks to a mild weekend, that I would bake. Summer in Melbourne has been quite mild, so it’s been easier to cook than not.  And since my sister had kindly given me The Australian Women’s Weekly All-time Favourites, I decided to give these recipes a try. As you’d expect from the Australian Women’s …

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Jul 19

Cookbook 112: Sweet food: delicious sweet treats that will cure any craving

It was a cold day and Jacinta had kindly bought me a cook book that she found in an Op shop, and so Sweet Food: Delicious sweet treats that will cure any craving, sounded like a fine idea to bake from.  I also had many lemons lying around as there had been someone with a …

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Jun 16

Cookbook 109: The Edible Garden cookbook

I bought The Australian Women’s Weekly, The Edible Garden Cookbook: Growing and cooking vegetables and herbs online from a discount store so there weren’t any reviews and I didn’t really know what I was getting. It wasn’t what I expected.  I was expecting more of a book covering the preservation of produce with the occasional …

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Mar 22

Cookbook 102: Best of Vegetarian

I’m sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted, but February and March have been really busy for me – too busy to even cook from cookbooks.  There has been a big birthday party to organise, an international guest visiting, my wedding anniversary, illness, going away, and lots of other things cropping up on the …

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Oct 12

Cookbook 91: The Australian Women’s Weekly Best Ever Recipes

The Australian Women’s Weekly Best Ever Recipes is an epic claim.  It’s the type of claim that you’re only going to fail at, especially when you’re making the claim sometime in the late 70s/early 80s, and being the AWW you’re going to release more Best Ever Recipe books.  This book was incredibly hard to find …

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Aug 12

Cookbook 85: Family Favourites

My husband bought the Family Circle Healthy Eating, Family Favourites cookbook while shopping once, and I wasn’t hugely inspired by it, so never cooked from it.  I rectified that recently, and remain uninspired.  The main dishes I made weren’t bad, but the dessert was a disaster.  I don’t think I’ll be keeping this beyond this …

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Aug 11

Quick and dirty apple pie recipe

Here is my standard apple pie recipe.  I don’t have pictures, just imagine tasty apple pie and you’re almost there. Ingredients: 2 – 3 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced 2 sheets of puff pastry (thawed) 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon white sugar Method: Preheat oven to 180C or 170C …

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Jul 05

Cookbook 81: Margaret Fulton’s Book of Quick Meals

Firstly, the recipes in Margaret Fulton’s Book of Quick Meals are not actually by Margaret Fulton, but by Michelle Berriedale Johnson.  That of course doesn’t stop them being quite tasty, though in some cases definitely a product of their time.  This book is designed to take advantage of frozen or pre-packaged foods where appropriate in …

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Mar 19

Cookbook 69: Best of New Idea Cooking

This cookbook is old.  I think it might have come from my grandmother’s collection, or perhaps my mother’s.  It dates from the late 70s to early 80s, there isn’t a date inside to indicate exactly when it was published, but it was a whole $2.95 at the time for 200 recipes. The Best of New …

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Jul 06

Cookbook 44: vegie food: low-fat & delicious

This weekend’s book was the Australian Women’s Weekly vegie food: low-fat & delicious.  Quite frankly I’d rather see a “vegie food – all the tastiness we can cram in, bugger the fat”, but apparently that isn’t done.  I’m not going to get into the argument that vegetarianism is better for your health than any other …

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