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In Season • October 

October is the month where people start talking about their plans for Christmas and wondering where on earth the year has gone. Really, where has it gone?

I love October, not only because it’s my birthday, but because the asparagus season is in full swing, there’s still lots of lovely citrus around, and because (especially this year), strawberries are cheap and plentiful. (And because it’s my birthday. Did I mention that already? I’m a Halloween baby, Mum says she’s still not sure if I’m a trick or a treat. Haha Mum, that’s pretty funny!)

Happy October and happy cooking everyone!

October | vegetables & herbs

  • Artichoke
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Basil
  • Beetroot
  • Bok choi
  • Broad beans
  • Broccoli
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Green beans
  • Ginger
  • Lemongrass
  • Lettuce
  • Mint
  • Mushroom
  • Onion
  • Oregano
  • Peas
  • Potato
  • Sage
  • Silverbeet
  • Spinach
  • Spring onions/shallots
  • Thyme
  • Zucchini

October | fruit

  • Banana
  • Blueberry
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Mango
  • Orange
  • Passionfruit
  • Papaya
  • Pineapple
  • Rockmelon
  • Strawberry
  • Tangelo
Melting Moments CakesDessertsRecipes
August 29, 2017

Melting Moments

Makes about 24 Prep time | 15 minutes Cooking time | 15 minutes • Melting Moments | the biscuits will still be soft when they come out of the oven, leave them to cool for…

Flourless Citrus Syrup Cake CakesRecipes
June 6, 2017

Flourless Citrus Syrup Cake

Ingredients • 4 large navel oranges • 1 lime • 1 lemon • 6 eggs • 2 x cups (440g) caster sugar • 400g almond meal • 1 teaspoon baking…

Lemon Diva Cupcakes | a Julie Goodwin recipe CakesDessertsRecipes
April 30, 2017

Lemon Diva Cupcakes

Ingredients • 100 g unsalted butter, softened • 3⁄4 cup (165 g) caster sugar • ½ tsp vanilla extract • 2 eggs • 11⁄3 cups (200 g) self-raising flour •…

Caramel slice recipe CakesDessertsRecipes
April 28, 2017

Caramel Slice

Makes 20 squares Prep time | 20 minutes + cooling & refrigeration time Cooking time | 40 minutes • Prep time is only 20 minutes but this recipes also requires some cooling and refrigeration time….

Grandma’s Sponge Cake CakesRecipes
April 24, 2017

Grandma’s Sponge Cake

Serves 10 Prep time | 30 minutes Cooking time | 25 minutes • Grandma’s Sponge Cake | when the cakes are completely cool, whip the cream. Spread the jam on top of…

Apricot sour cream cake CakesRecipes
April 24, 2017

Apricot Sour Cream Cake

Serves 10 Prep time | 10 minutes Cooking time | 40 minutes • Apricot Sour Cream Cake | I like to make this in a bundt tin as it looks so pretty. If you cook…