Author Archives: Vicky

Budget Meal Plan

I realise I’ve rather neglected my online meal plans for awhile. Needless to say I’ve been ploughing on with them at home, saving time, energy and money by sticking to my meal plans. A fellow blogger at said of … Continue reading

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High Tea At The Victoria Room

New Holland sent me this lovely book to review. The Victoria Room is a restaurant and bar in Sydney where High Tea is served Saturday and Sunday. High Tea At The Victoria Room by Jill Jones-Evans and  Joe Gambacorta is … Continue reading

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Less Meat More Veg by Rachel de Thample

I was lucky enough to be contacted personally by the author of this book and asked if I would like a copy to try out. Naturally I jumped at the chance to review it and have really enjoyed reading through … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Shortbread Cookies

Next Monday it will be Valentine’s day and now I’m a food blogger I thought I better treat my husband to something homemade and something sweet. I wanted to use a recipe I blogged about for my sister-in-law’s baby shower, … Continue reading

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Jewish Penicilline: Why is Chicken Broth so good for you?

In my last post I talked about making your own fresh chicken broth; I do, just like my Mum always has and I know it is really healthy for you. A few months back I was unlucky enough to suffer … Continue reading

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Chicken Noodle Broth

This recipe is a major hit in our household since I invented it last year and it is regularly included on our meal plans. It really is like having your own Chinese takeaway at home, with one exception, rather than … Continue reading

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Posh Lunchtime Scones

Awhile ago I blogged about some delicious cheese scones that my good friend Jenny introduced me to. I soon realised that you can make scones with only a few store cupboard ingredients and this means they are very cheap recipe. … Continue reading

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My Coronation Chicken

Lots of people have been asking me for the recipe of my coronation chicken. It makes a fantastic sandwich filling and is a yummy topping for my quick jacket potato recipe. I’ve always made it up as I go along, … Continue reading

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Super Easy Meal Plan

A few weeks ago I planned my easiest ever meal plan. It went like this: 10 minute Steak Stir fry (inspired by recipe from First Flat Cookbook by Tiffany Goodall) Jacket Potatoes with cheese, ham and beans, served with a … Continue reading

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Victoria’s Sponge

Here is my version of a Victoria sponge; I find the key to making this cake magical is the way you combine the ingredients, so follow the instructions carefully! The cake in this picture was made for my husband’s 30th … Continue reading

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