Category: Picnic

  • Lockdown Tryouts –  Eggs!

    Lockdown Tryouts – Eggs!

    Covid-19 lockdown has given everyone plenty of opportunities to experiment with their cooking, to go back to old favourites and to try out some of those newspaper cut-out recipes. Not everything we have tried has worked but we are generally very pleased rather than disappointed. In this post we include two savoury and one sweet…

  • Egg and Potato Salad – Creamy and Soothing!

    Egg and Potato Salad – Creamy and Soothing!

    Boiling eggs to the ‘well done’ point is easy enough. However, it can be another thing peeling them so they don’t look half destroyed. Recently we found this Internet article: The secret to peeling the perfect boiled egg. The article summarises all the issues people encounter trying to achieve perfection. It is worth a read,…

  • Europe 2016 – Part 2

    Europe 2016 – Part 2

    Continued from Europe 2016 – Part 1. A German Style Plum Sheet Cake Our plum sheet cake experiment would happen, but at Chamonix in France, not in Bavaria. The key steps in our method are described below – follow them, or find a recipe for this type of cake in your cookbooks or on the…

  • Europe 2016 – Part 1

    Europe 2016 – Part 1

    German Plum Sheet Cake After 22 hours in the air from Melbourne, we arrived in Munich for an extended European visit. Our German friends – who had visited us in Australia one year earlier – were there to meet us at the airport. It was midday but we weren’t ready for lunch then. One and…

  • Hot Cross Buns

    Hot Cross Buns

    For many of us, Easter means chocolate eggs and hot cross buns. We can’t tell you how to make Easter eggs, but here is a photo of some. It was taken on a boat called Coral II when we were in the Galapagos Islands during Easter last year! We can, however, give you our version…