The Most Popular Recipes of 2015 | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

A belated Merry Christmas to you all. Did you have a nice day? Mine was spent with my parents, siblings and their partners at my brother’s place in Wagga Wagga. We had a traditional Aussie Christmas lunch consisting of crabs, cold prawns and cold ham with a couple of salads. Too hot for hot food […]

Melomakarona (Orange & Walnut Biscuits) | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Crunchy, cake-like orange-flavoured biscuits, dipped in a honey syrup then rolled in walnuts. A traditional Greek biscuit served at Christmastime and the perfect addition to your holiday baking spread. Let me preface this post by saying: I’m not Greek, I don’t have Greek heritage and I’ve only visited Greece once as a 14 year old, […]

Gingerbread Truffles | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Soft gingerbread truffles made with gingernut biscuits and dipped in white chocolate. The perfect treat for the holidays. Hi, everybody! It’s taken me a bit of time to get around to writing this post. Before we left for Africa, I had everything set up and ready to go. Since this trip to South-East Asia was […]

Creamy Cauliflower Pasta with Pangrattato | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Want creamy alfredo sauce without the fatty cream and cheese? Try substituting them with cauliflower for a delicious, creamy pasta sauce. Your guests or kids will never know the difference! It feels weird writing this post. Apart from the Africa photos I dumped on you a couple of weeks ago, I haven’t gone through the whole […]

Elephant, Serengeti National Park | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Hellooooooooo friends! Guess what? I’m back from my 10 weeks of gallivanting around Africa. Did you miss me? I sure missed you. But only a little bit, because I was having a lot of fun traipsing across the continent, waving at children, marvelling at wild animals and soaking up spectacular sunsets. I thought that rather than get straight […]

Peach, Pistachio & Cream Cheese Toasted Cheese Sandwich | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Juicy, ripe peaches, atop layers of cream cheese and honey, sprinkled with pistachios and sandwiched between two slices of crisp, golden toasted bread. This is a scheduled post, as I’m currently travelling around Africa for ten weeks. Jealous much?! Welcome back to the third and final instalment in the Sweet Cheesus Series. A reminder in […]

Prawn Toast | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Homemade prawn toast is easier than you think and tastes as good as your favourite Chinese restaurant’s. Great for parties or to serve as a starter with your favourite Chinese main. This is a scheduled post, as I’m currently travelling around Africa for ten weeks. Jealous much?! Anybody that knows me, knows I love prawns. I […]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 219 other followers