this week I’ve been making…


Lamingtons! (Again.) I, er, used my own sponge recipe this time and it's failsafe. So third time lucky. I'm going back in though, this sponge is easy and good, but it's not a GREAT sponge. Lamingtons deserve a GREAT sponge, right? 

I'll keep you posted. 



A good old clean-out-the-fridge frittata. Mmm. (Or veggie puree if you're seven months old.)

Four eggs + 1 cup milk + 2 tbsp flour (plain and self-raising both work) + whatever you've got. Onion, tomato, carrot, mushroom, peas and steamed chicken worked well. Cook on about 180 degrees for about half an hour or until set. Gorgeous cold for lunch the next day. 



Back to school muffins. 

I made these up on the fly, no butter in the house, wasn't sure they'd be much good and then of course Henry loved them and I didn't write down the recipe. 

Am on a promise to make them again next week and will post it. 

Whatcha making at your place?


13 Comments on “this week I’ve been making…

February 3, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Looks delicious – this week I made healthy-ish choc chip biscuits for lunch boxes, and zucchini slice. I had the ingredients for two other lunch Box bits that just hasn’t happened!

International Woman of Mystery
February 3, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Please tell me they were the only 2 PERFECT lamingtons that you photographed. Am feeling a little embarrassed about my own misshapen efforts of last week. But my sponge rocked. In answer to your question, it’s Kleine Musik here this arvo. Everyone stays for a while afterwards and often I don’t have much time to cook dinner. So, I already have split pea soup on the stove (awesome vegan recipe) and will make fresh wholewheat tortillas just beforehand, my new favourite thing.

February 4, 2011 at 7:22 am

I threw the leftovers of a few homemade veggie curries in a pie dish and put gluten-free shortcrust pastry (from the supermarket freezer) over the top. Served it just with mint raita I made, (well, not the yoghurt,) and fresh coriander, and it was one of the best things I’ve ever done! I almost took a photo.
How hard is it to go wrong with pie? Spent last weekend at my sister-in-law’s, read a fab cookbook called Pie. Hooked.
And Dave’s out at a work do tonight, so the leftovers are all mine!

February 4, 2011 at 10:49 am

I’m making homemade pizza for dinner.

Before the kids left for school we made green jelly (with green mini frogs in it!!! can you believe it?) for dessert tonight, all because we are clearing everything out of the pantry before we move. Ugh- green jelly and green lollies… definately not my thing. It is amazing though, what you can find on the top shelf of the pantry, hiding way up the back!

February 4, 2011 at 11:38 am

please can I have your wholewheat tortilla recipe? x

February 4, 2011 at 11:41 am

SNAP: Friday night dessert night (you have to say it fast as if it’s a single word) and guess what we found when we were packing up – red jelly crystals! (eww!) Quite possibly left over from Henry’s surgery a year ago. As IF you’d feed your kids red jelly right before bed!! But we’re on a promise. Early dinner maybe, big run around after? xx

February 4, 2011 at 1:53 pm

LOL! Both of us! are we nuts?

Perhaps I have the advantage- we’ll be around at the m-in-law’s place and will have been in her pool for 1 1/2 hrs before dinner- maybe that will offset the sugar content?

February 5, 2011 at 12:39 pm

All looks delicious. I’ve never heard of lamingtons before, but the pictures look wonderful. šŸ™‚

February 6, 2011 at 7:20 am

Made a frittata for the first time recently, though I didn’t know I was doing it – I just thought I’d see what happened if I made a massive Spanish omelette and cooked it in the oven instead of on the hob. It was AMAZING.

Mel L
February 6, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Currently in fridge clean out faze in prep for our trip to the USA in 3 days. Fridge is almost empty of anything that won’t last the 2 weeks but the freezer is full. Unfortunately the heat has zapped any creativity to make something of it. We had chicken, garlic and pea risotto last night. Was very yummy.

Kathie Rytenskild
February 6, 2011 at 10:11 pm

I made the apricot balls for my kids’ lunchbox (but def with the preservative-free apricots!) and they loved them. I’ve been weaning my kids off as much sugar as possible and so we are loving having lots of smoothees, banana softserve, this amazing choc dip made from cacao, coconut oil & agave, and for dessert one night – bananas simmered in coconut milk sweetened with a little maple syrup – it was fantastic!!!! I am sugar-free,grain-free & yeast-free so I am discovering how wonderful nuts, coconut& fruit are again!

February 6, 2011 at 11:32 pm

Hi Fi. I used this recipe for lammos this Australia Day…

but next time I’d use a sweeter chocolate- the 70% was a bit bitter and the kids didn’t really go for it. Also its not as time consuming and messy as the traditional lamms. Even though time consuming and messy has its place… ALSO, I’ve beeen meaning to comment- photos of your kitchen please!

February 24, 2011 at 7:06 am

I know I’m nearly a month late, but over here I’ve been baking like a crazy woman – cannot get enough of baking new cakes (though the family waistline is expanding as a result!). That said, I’m totally inspired by the savoury muffins. My little pickle can be a bit fickle but they would be right up here street. Thanks!


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