Retro Cookery….sharing my love of vintage cookery books, cooking and great food.

Cream Cheese Pastry

I just love pastry, both making and eating. Pastry making can be tricky and to find this no fuss pastry is a great find.Cream Cheese Pastry

October 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fascinating Food Fact

The word “marmalade” derives from the Portuguese “marmelo”, which means quince, so marmalade was originally quince jam. It was clearly a luxury item in 1524, when the first written record … Continue reading

January 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

New Theme

Updated the theme. Using a magazine format which I hope can display the recipes.

March 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Local Harvest

Local Harvest is a handy website that helps you make local food choices. There’s a national directory of shops, food co-ops, organic retailers, community gardens, farmers’ markets and more to … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Christmas Shortbread

I just love making this buttery Christmas Shortbread, the recipe I use is meant to be placed in a round tin and cut into wedges as the dough is very … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

White Christmas

As a child growing up, Mum and I would always make White Christmas. As a child I would be in charge of the mixing and Mum would heat the copha. … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

A tribute to my mother

I am in the process of putting together a recipe book of the recipes that my mother cooked during my childhood, the recipes and the writing of the book provide … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cream Puff Pastry (Choux Pastry or Pate a Chou)

The fine art of choux pastry.

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Celebrating Golden Circle

Today, is a beautiful sunny day in Brisbane, Queensland. Nothing more Queensland than Golden Circle. What a great day to have a BBQ. The Golden Circle Tropical recipe book ©, … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Food and Nutrition Booklet

In amongst the collection, there are a number of small booklets featuring products of bygone times. The food and Nutrition booklet issued by the QLD Health Education Council does not … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · Leave a comment