FOOD

Food stories from my life and family, spiced with a good measure of fun and laughter, creativity and learning, hospitality and fellowship. Recipes included.

 


 

Christmas Cake Aussie-Style

A Christmas cake has always been an essential part of my family’s Christmas fare. The cake is usually prepared and baked 4-5 weeks before Christmas and stored in an air-tight container in a cool dry place until its grand appearance at the centre of the dinner table on Christmas Day.   Following the English and […] Read more…

The ubiquitous carrot cake

Family traditions are important. They help build family identity, unity and connectedness – in the immediate family, extended family and across generations. For my family, one such tradition concerns birthday celebrations – and the ubiquitous carrot cake.   Families may be the building blocks of society, but they are neither static nor predictable. They are […] Read more…

Zeje: A healthy choice

Are you into healthy eating? Are you seeking an alternative to mashed potato, potato chips (potato fries if you are from the US) or salad as an accompaniment for grilled or fried fish? My suggestion: Try Zeje (or Zelje), a traditional dish from the Dalmatian region of Croatia that combines green vegetables and potatoes. It’s […] Read more…

Home cooking: Croatian style

My husband, Tony, was born in Croatia. His family moved to Australia in the 1950s. When I met him, at University, I was immediately attracted to him, but when he told me that he and his family came from Croatia – that he was born there – I didn’t believe him. It was not until […] Read more…