Orange Chocolate Drizzle Cookies That Melt In Your Mouth

Our orange tree is laden with fruit again, so I’m finding ways to use up all the delicious fruit before the cockatoos eat them all.

We have 4 dogs at our house at the moment (we are dog-sitting 2 dogs, as well as having 2 dogs of our own), and they have been chasing the cockatoos!  Thanks to this extra protection, there are plenty of oranges on our orange tree at the moment.

These cookies are delicious. The combination of chocolate and orange in a cookie is always a winner, and the soft biscuits just melt in your mouth!

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Tasty Roast Vegetable and Quinoa Salad Recipe with Orange Balsamic Dressing

What is Quinoa? It has been touted as a superfood, so what exactly makes it so super?

Quinoa looks like a grain, but it is actually a seed. It is often called a grain because it is used and cooked like one. Originally grown in the Andes, it has the positive points of being high in protein, iron and fibre. Quinoa is a great low GI seed, which makes it perfect for diabetics. The United Nations have even named 2013 the International Year of Quinoa because they see the exceptional nutritional value of the seed, and its potential to contribute in the fight against malnutrition and hunger around the world.

Quinoa has a mild, slightly nutty texture which is a little like couscous. It can be used in salads, cooked and shaped into patties, used as a substitute for pasta or rice, and even used for thickening up soups. Try Quinoa yourself with this tasty recipe 🙂

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3 Simple Steps For Making Delicious Strawberry Easter “Carrots”

Want an easy no-bake Easter treat? Well here’s an easy recipe for you!

These Strawberry Easter Carrots are simple and delicious. I found a similar idea on Pinterest (soo many ideas on there!) that suggests using candy melts. I think white chocolate is probably tastier. You do need to ensure you use an oil based food colouring for this – I use Creative brand stocked at my local cake decorating shop. Water based food colouring will make the chocolate seize and harden.

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Orange and Date Slice Recipe

This Orange and Date Slice Will Keep You Healthy

There are so many uses for the humble orange. Orange juice (of course), orange segments, marmalade, cakes, biscuits and slices. It’s a well known fact that they’re high in Vitamin C, so I’ve been eating a few to try and ward off an impending cold….

Our orange tree isn’t huge, but each year it has a bumper crop of tasty oranges. I have a feeling we aren’t the only ones getting enjoyment out of them though. I think a local possum has discovered the tree and has been enjoying a midnight snack while our dogs have been sleeping.

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Homemade Whoopie Pie Recipe

Delicious Jaffa-flavoured Whoopie Pies

Are whoopie pies the new cupcake?

Since they appeared on Masterchef, whoopie pies have been increasing in popularity here. It makes sense, seeing as the U.S. had a similar resurgence for whoopie pies. They are a cross between a cake and a biscuit, then sandwiched together with buttercream or ganache.

Whoopie pies are best eaten on the day of baking, but still ok the next day (That’s if there are any left!). And they really aren’t that difficult to prepare. I’ve noticed some packet mixes appearing on the shelves in the supermarket, but don’t be afraid to make them from scratch. I’ve made Jaffa flavoured whoopie pies here – My orange tree in the backyard is laden with ripening fruit. Another recipe I’m looking forward to trying is here.

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