Buckwheat and Strawberry Tart

by Nicky Hutteman


125 gms buckwheat flour
125 gms almond flour/meal
1 Tbsp pure icing sugar
125 gms room temperature butter chopped/alternatively 125 gms coconut oil
1 egg yolk
½ tps cold water 


500 grams strawberries or any mixed berries
¼ cup honey
¼ cup cornflour
2 tps fresh grated ginger


Combine buckwheat, almond meal and icing sugar in food processor till combined.
Mix egg yolk with water.
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Buckwheat and Chia Bread

by Nicky Hutteman


1¾ cups buckwheat groats
¼ cup chia seeds
1 cup filtered water
2 Tbsp flax seeds
¼ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup olive oil
1 Tbsp maple syrup
2 tps baking powder
½ tps baking soda
1 tps organic fine sea salt


Cover buckwheat groats with water and soak for two hours.
Soak chia seeds in one cup of filtered water for two hours (mix well).
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Paleo Flour

by Nicky Hutteman

2 cups almond meal/flour

1 cup arrowroot flour

½ cup coconut flour

½ cup tapioca flour


Mix all together and use as required 

For SR flour add 2 tsp baking powder
to each cup  

Mussels cooked in wine

Deb Worgan

I love to have local mussels cooked in wine with charred bread. They are easy. Just clean them up, fry shallots in butter in a large pan then add the mussels and about a cup of white wine. Steam for five minutes until the shells open. Discard any that don’t open and serve with parsley, pepper and the bread. Yum!


Angela Marshall

4 ounces caster sugar
8 ounces butter
12 ounces plain flour

Cream butter and sugar. Add flour. Roll out, cut into squares, bake in moderate oven until golden. Dust with caster sugar while still hot.

That’s where Grandma’s handwriting stops but my mother has written under it: Bake on brown paper! So I always have.

(The shortbread should be poked gently with the tines of a fork before baking to make little indentations. Grandma assumed that you knew this … Read more »

Seedy balls

Georgina Adamson

Put 1 cup rolled oats, 1 cup coconut, ½ cup each sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, finely crushed almonds or walnuts in a pan and toast gently over a low heat, stirring constantly until smelling good. Place in a bowl with 1 cup sultanas or cranberries. Melt 125 g butter, ½ cup honey, 1/3 cup brown sugar in a small saucepan until well combined and pour into dry ingredients. Mix to make a gooey mixture. Refrigerate till cool, then roll into balls. Nice little mouthful and (mainly) healthy. … Read more »