Happy Easter and some Easter Reading

Hello Dear Reader,

And Happy Easter, I hope you are safe where ever you are and are with your loved ones over the Easter break.

As I have mentioned before, I read recipe books like novels, from cover to cover, bookmarking and making notes as I go, I am just obsessed with recipes! I guess it could be worse, I could be obsessed with something that is entirely a waste of time and money. To me recipe books are pure gold.

I thought I would compile a few of my favourite recipes that are suitable for Easter feasting, I know Easter means something different to everyone and it is a very personal point of view, but growing up with a Catholic faith, Easter was all about going to church and eating no meat. Funnily enough, even though I am no longer a practicing Catholic, we still abstain from meat until Easter Sunday. Traditions are bone deep, they are what shape you and your personality and quietly live inside you, until they are needed.

Here are a few recipes I think would be wonderful for your Easter long weekend or just to save in the memory bank for future use.


Smoked Salmon Baked Eggs

Lightest Fluffiest Pancakes-we are having these this morning with bacon and maple syrup

Overnight Creme Brûlée French Toast

Divine Silky Scrambled Eggs


Fab Fish Pie, in Four Easy Steps-I made a double quantity of this for Good Friday with the addition of 300 grams of prawns

The Best Salmon Quiche

Salmon and Brie Pot Pies

Spinach and Feta Parcels

Melanzane Pasta Bake

Salmon, Potato and Green Pea Frittata

Rosemary and Lemon, Slow Cooked Shoulder of Lamb-I am making this for dinner tonight along with roast veggies

Honey, Balsamic and Hoi Sin Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Veggie Shepherds Pie

Sides and Salads

Just a bit different, Quinoa Tabbouleh-I made this one and the one following for Good Friday

Spinach and Roast Pumpkin Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing

Potato and Watercress (or Rocket) with Avocado Salad'

The Best Roast Potatoes

Sweets and Breads

Fruit and Spice Loaf-easily made into "Hot Cross Buns" plus or minus the crosses-I made these yesterday afternoon in Thelma the Thermi. I divided the dough into 85 grams portions for the buns and finished them off with a sugar glaze.

Banoffee Pie

Special Occasion Espresso Creme Brûlée 

Easy Peppermint and Dark Chocolate Cake

No Mixing Bowl, Chocolate Cake

Blondies with Choc Chips and Walnuts

Pavlova-I am making one of these today for dessert tonight, I will make it in the traditional round shape not the wreath shape I make for Christmas. I have some passionfruit in the freezer that I defrost for it plus some whipped cream and raspberries.

So, there you have it, a bit of everything for everyone. What does Easter mean to you? How do you celebrate it? Any special family Easter Traditions?

Have a really lovely Easter Sunday

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  1. Happy Easter Fiona! Hope you have a relaxing break with your family. Thanks for all the great recipes and ideas. Kelly

  2. Hi Kelly,
    I hope you’ve had a lovely Easter Sunday, I have done a bit of everything today and looking forward to an early dinner. It is my pleasure to write about great recipes that work and don’t break the bank😉thanks for the positive feedback,

  3. Happy Easter, Fi. I love cookbooks too and have a small collection of favourites. I just received a big bag full of limes from a fellow food gardener down the road. I took him a cardamon ginger plant as a thankyou. We had a lovely Easter lunch with my husband's parents so tonight it is leftover roast chicken, green bean salad (beans from the farmers markets this morning) and homemade potato salad. A lazy, yummy dinner. Meg:)

    1. Goodmorning Meg, love bartering/swapping produce, such a great thing to do, what do you use the cardamom ginger for? Sounds divine. Have a lovely day,


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