Category: Recipes

  • 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 […]

  • Sponge cake

    Social media is a very useful tool. I am part of a Facebook group Called “The Station Cooks Brains Trust”. And that is where I found this recipe. I followed it and I’m pleased to say this sponge is the best I’ve ever made. It’s not the best I’ve eaten tho so I’m looking forward […]

  • 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 […]

  • Not a heap of rain… and caramel slice. 

    After years of trying and failing, I now feel competent ant caramel slice. It’s is not as good as my bestie in kindy’s mum’s one. But it’s one I’m proud of. And one that I can now confidently produce.  Hitherto this attempt, I always had some issue. The caramel not setting, the chocolate top too […]

  • Jelly slab cake

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

  • 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! […]

  • 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. 

  • Doughnuts 

       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 […]

  • 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 […]