Beef Chow Mein

Imagine you have a $1 coin in your hand but it’s an invisible ring that you can stuff full of uncooked spaghetti…. Well you want that much. Cook it, shred 2.5 inches of cabbage, slice lengthways an onion. Find a handful of crushed peanuts. Have leftover, cooked beef on hand. Like pineapple beef. (Sauceless if… Continue reading Beef Chow Mein

A Slice of Manchester Tart

While I don’t Station Cook anymore, I still have a baking session most weekends. My Parker and I like to have homemade goodies for work lunches. It’s my way for keeping good food in the tucker box and avoiding the chips and lollies. My work colleagues finally started noticing some of the more fancying looking… Continue reading A Slice of Manchester Tart

Jelly slab cake

Made a yummy cake.  Mine was actually two cakes. I iced them with a 50:50 cream cheese: butter frosting. 

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Intoxicatingly comforting smell of beef fat in the pan

This morning, I am doing the prep work on an oxtail stew: I pan fry the fatty bones meat first before chucking it into the pot to cook fora couple of hours. And it smells amazing. Almost sweet. And even though vegetables are really important, I stand firm in my enjoyment of meat. It’s biblical!… Continue reading Intoxicatingly comforting smell of beef fat in the pan

Sweet and sour snags

Fat sausages made on station by our fully qualified butcher.  A bottle of marinade/sauce that both butcher and I were sick of looking at… A selection of colourful veggies.  Rice cooked una rice cooker.  Easiest dinner ever. 


   I made doughnuts. But the recipe is nothing to brag about so I’ll perfect it then share it. 

White choc apricot slice

   Dry ingredients: Crushed arrowroot biscuits  2cups rice bubbles 1 cup diced dried apricots 1 packet white choc chips 1 cup coconut  You can change and swap stuff here. I imagine almonds and macadamia nuts are a nice addition.  Wet: Condensed milk tin ¼ cup honey ¼ cup butter Stir together and heat for 2… Continue reading White choc apricot slice

Choc rice bubble slice

   Crush a packet of biscuits. Either arrowroots with a tablespoon of cocoa powder or a packet of chocolate biscuits. Whatever you have on hand (which on a station is a major factor) Add 2 cups of rice bubbles. But if it’s cocoa pops then my comment above applies again.  Make a caramel sauce. Best… Continue reading Choc rice bubble slice