How to make a natural Rainbow Cake!

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how to make a natural rainbow cake

How to make a natural Rainbow Cake! I’ve been loving all these rainbow cakes I’ve been seeing for a year or so on Pinterest, and also on friends blogs and facebook pages. BUT even though I love the vibrant colours, I’m not too keen on EATING that stuff. Not for me, definitely not for my kids. So I’ve been wondering…

Bread making with young children

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bread making

Bread making with young children in playgroup by guest writer, Jen McCormack   Bread making seems to be one of the familiar and reliable activities you will find in Waldorf/Steiner kindergartens and playgroups. With rhythmic kneading of dough to a soothing melody sung by adults and children, this time is looked forward to and enjoyed by all. I had second…

21 delicious and easy-to-prepare healthy snacks

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fruit balls

Like you, I’m a busy mum.  Thankfully, I always begin my day with breakfast. But sometimes, when I am in the middle of a home-based project that is in full swing, I forget to eat. Or else, I only remember to eat when I’m so hungry I’m about to fall over.  In these moments, I often rely upon a midday…

Baking fun with children: How to make your own piping bags

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piping bags

  How to make your own Piping Bags Here’s a quick and simple idea for a bit of weekend fun.  Make your own piping bags and invite your children to decorate some cookies or a cake.  Do you know this fabulous trick?  Piping bags made from zip-lock sandwich bags.  Easy and inexpensive too. How to… All you need to do…

Valentine’s Day sweet biscuit LOVE bombs

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  Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and I always like to do a little something, simply to recognise and acknowledge ‘love’ in all the forms it comes.   For me, it’s not just about romantic love. (although of course, that is lovely.) I also like to give thanks for the ‘love’ that is present each day when…

Dutch Pancakes “Poffertjes”

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Santa brought Ned this Dutch Pancake maker for Christmas. It was the best $12 he ever spent… um, er, invested… For the past week, Ned and his dad have eaten baby pancakes for breakfast.  (Ok. Sometimes Mummy had a little taste too…)  Covered in lashings of real maple syrup (no maple flavoured syrup here) and a little dusting of icing…

How to make veggie ‘sausage’ rolls

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I tried to grab a picture of them straight out of the oven, but hungry, growling tummies were too loud. This one Ned is eating, is the very last one. And a little battered at that. They must have been good! My friend Felicity said these were her favourite thing of my Moondew cooking so far. That is really saying…

How to make Tomato Ricotta Tart recipe

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Oohhh, who can resist juicy cherry tomatoes? And this recipe makes the most of them. Three tomato ricotta tarts, perfect for a picnic. In a bowl, mix 250 gram fresh ricotta cheese, 250 crumbled feta cheese, 2 large eggs (beaten), 1 tablespoon each of chopped basil, dill and mint, 25 gram of Parmesan cheese (substitute cheddar if you need), a…

Cooking with children: Fruity Trifles

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Fruity trifles are a big hit around here. The wonderful thing about them is that children make them up, and the very act of participating in the creation of this treat encourages them to eat a variety of fruit, some of which they may have never tried before or have claimed they don’t like.   You need a number of…

How to make Macadamia Butter & Pesto Pizza

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Whilst this pizza doesn’t look too appealing, the taste is outstanding. I guarantee it. I first came across it whilst doing a health course a few years back, and couldn’t leave without the recipe. And it is simple. In a bowl, combine 500 gram of macadamia butter (ground macadamia nuts with a dash of olive oil), with 1 bunch of…

How to make Peanut Butter Cashew Kisses

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A while ago, I came across this amazing original recipe from The Prudent Pantry for Peanut Butter Cashew Kisses.  Don’t they sound exquisite?? Here is my adapted recipe which will make about 40 balls. 1 jar of honey (500 gram approx) 1 jar of peanut butter (500 gram approx) 1 cup of cashews (ground into crumbs using a thermomix or…

Cooking with children: Spinach & Cheese triangles

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zahri spinach and cheese triangles

I love a recipe where children can really help. This one is super easy- so easy in fact that one of our little Moondew boys went home and made 21 on the weekend for his entire family and then ate two up!  A miracle for a non-green eating little boy. Mum was super impressed. Prepare: 1.  Children can crumble up…

Cooking with children: How to make simple Danish Pastries

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This recipe is a great one to include children in the preparation. Firstly, make the custard:  (A job for mama or papa) In a heat proof bowl, combine 4 egg yolks (whisked), 1 tablespoon caster sugar (superfine), and 1 tablespoon cornflour.  Stir well and set aside. In a saucepan, combine 1 and 1/2 cups milk, 1 tablespoon caster sugar (superfine),…

How to make perfect bread dough, and a bread baking song

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Yippee! Finally, a recipe that works every time to make the most delicious bread rolls! Just mix it all together, then knead it and let it rise for 30 minutes in a warm spot in the kitchen. Knead it for a second time after the rise. Ingredients: 500 gram best quality flour you can find (I use Kialla wholemeal stoneground…

How to make a Bean-filled Mexican Tortilla Stack

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Ingredients: 400-450 grams of each of these pulses; lentils, red kidney beans, butter beans (either soaked or from a can) 1 onion, diced 2 teaspoons olive oil 125 gram can of corn kernels 6 diced tomatoes two tablespoons tamari soy sauce one tablespoon fresh or dried parsley and oregano flakes 4 mexican tortillas (I use wraps that are sun-dried tomato…