Quick Oyster Savouries

Rosemary loved to entertain. In fact, for a period of her and Stan’s life their parties were quite legendary and would last over several days. It was an era of families and freedom, and guests would come from far and wide to stay. During the day, the adults would picnic, waterski, and solve the world’s…

French Onion Meatloaf

Meatloaf is a great winter meal to serve with mashed potato. It backs up well cold, and sometimes Rosemary would put it in sandwiches for us the next day. It’s one of the first recipes she taught me to cook. The very first lesson she gave me was how to make a piping hot cup…

Tea (No Eggs – No Butter) Loaf

Rosemary loved a good tea cake to feed her hungry family. Her cinnamon tea cakes were always super delicious. This one is an “eat-the-same-day” recipe, and is handy for people who can’t eat eggs. She neglected to put the cooking time on the recipe, so you will have to judge for yourself. I’m guessing 20-30…

Lemon Meringue Pie To Die For

I think this is my all time favourite Rosemary dessert. It’s between that and her cheesecake. My preference was to eat this when it’s still a little warm, so the filling is gooey and the crust is crumbly. Add cream = HEAVEN. Photo by Alex Lvrs on Unsplash Ingredients: Method: Crust Filling Combine

Mum’s Pavlova

I’ve made this recipe a bunch of times and it always works. I think it’s the little things that Rosemary taught me: make sure the egg whites are at room temperature, make sure your mixing bowl is small and super clean, no oil residues. It was generally a summer or christmas dessert, but occasionally she…

Simple Chicken Curry

This is the most basic of chicken curry recipes, which means you can’t go wrong. Bush cooks didn’t have a huge stock of herbs and spices at their disposal, so they had to make do with basics. Clive of India curry powder was a favourite. In those days, there weren’t a lot of curry pastes…

Ginger Delight

I still remember when Rosemary first brought this dessert into her repertoire. The combination of ginger, pineapple, and tart yoghurt really tickled our tastebuds. This became a regular dessert when she was older and cooking for less people. These days, I can hardly read the writing for the stains. There are many similar recipes out…

The Ultimate Chilli Con Carne

Every time I think of Rosemary’s chilli con carne, my mouth waters. She used to like to serve it with rice or mashed potato, and corn on the cob. But over the years, I’ve used this recipe for tacos, and nacho’s, and have even served it just with crusty bread and a garden salad. If…

Casserole Yum Yum

This lamb casserole was one Rosemary’s core winter recipes. It’s been made by many of our family and friends over the years and never fails to get a thumbs up. Somewhere along the track it was dubbed Casserole Yum Yum, which seemed to stick. As I copy it from the torn and food stained orange…

Fettucine for Lovers

Mum was always a big pasta fan. Over the years, she tired of endless meat dishes and began to turn to a more mediterranean diet. The cupboards were always full of a variety of pasta, and she battled to keep weevils out of the packets. Being a romantic with lively imagination, she would imagine occasions…