Pumpkin Soup with Caramelised Onions

This time of year in Canberra is perfect pumpkin soup weather. Autumn is my favourite season and Canberra really knows how to showcase it. The leaves are all golden and crunchy underfoot and the mornings are foggy and crisp while the days are cooler, but still warming if you can find
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Frangipane Tart with Pedro Ximénez Dates

One of the things that I missed the most about living away from home, was being able to see our parents regularly. In the last few weeks as we’ve been settling into our our new home, we have been lucky enough to have had both my parents and then Key’s family over for dinne
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T and E Asian Grocer Fyshwick – Asian Grocers in Canberra (Part 2)

A few weeks back, I showed you a mini haul that I picked up at some Asian grocers around Canberra. I called that post ‘part 1′ as I fully intend to visit more of these grocers to review for you. So today, here is part 2. I visited T and E Asian Grocer at the Fyshwick Fresh
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Chocolate and Orange Hot Cross Buns

Happy Easter everyone! Did you know that it is entirely acceptable to eat hot cross buns for breakfast, afternoon tea and dessert during the week of Easter? Jokes aside, I am not a religious person at all, but I do enjoy Easter for many reasons such as the cool crisp mornings, easter
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Salt Crusted Potatoes with Smoky Paprika Butter

Our stuff that was shipped from Singapore was delivered on Friday. Yay! This means we now have everything that we own under one roof for the first time in over a year. Let me tell you, it feels damn good. In related news, I spent most of Sunday unsuccessfully trying to jam two kitchen
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Breakfast Smoothie with Berries, Banana and Chia Seeds

I really like a smoothie for breakfast, especially if I’m in a rush. If I’m going to have a smoothie for breakfast though, I need it to be filling. I don’t want to be hungry at 10am again. Choose your ingredients. Frozen berries, a banana and almond milk in my case.
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Mushroom Bruschetta with Mushrooms Two Ways, Lemon and Mint Ricotta and Smashed Peas

This is a total copycat recipe. As the saying goes though, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. This dish is modelled on a mushroom bruschetta on the breakfast menu at Ricardo’s Cafe. Their website and location details can be found here. Mrs. No Vowels and I are long time Rica
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The Wooden Spoons is now on Instagram and Pinterest

Hi all *waves* just a really quick post today, to let you know that you can now find me on Instagram and Pinterest. I don’t really know how to use either of them yet, but I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it quickly :) I’d love it if you head on over to follow me,
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Confit Fennel Using the Slow Cooker

Can you confit using a slow cooker? Is that a thing? I wanted to confit some fennel and the other day and I was wondering if I could use the slow cooker to do it. I did a quick google (as one does) but there is not a lot of information on using slow cookers to confit. Confit is a Fren
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