The Art of ‘Old Fashion Cooking’

The Art of ‘Old Fashion Cooking’

Handed down through 6 generations!

Me Doing What Makes Me Happy – usually finds me trying a new recipe at every opportunity. Even when I’m inspired by a new recipe – I’m still a bit of a rebel because I hardly ever follow the recipe. I like switch ingredients in and out!

Cooking has been in my family for generations and it just keeps going . . .

My Great Granny, Evangeline & Great Grandpa, Walter – 

great grandparents
Me with my Great Grandma & Grandpa aged 2 years 10 months.

My Great Granny and Grandpa were hands-on gardeners and provided all the fruit, vegetables and eggs to the neighbours and local doctor! My Grandpa never went to school and could not read or write but his passion for gardening was his happy place to be every day.  As a child, I remembered that that’s where he would be out the back working in the garden, it was a huge back yard with an outdoor dunny and an almost 100 years old grumpy cocky! Grandpa was famous for his apples and Granny made the best apple pies that were requested by him. There’s some truth to when you grow your own produce without all the chemicals that you’ll be healthier and live longer, my Granny lived to 89 years old and Grandpa, well he almost lived to 100 years old, but unfortunately passed two weeks before his 100th birthday, another memory was . . . every day he enjoyed a glass of stout in a recycled cream cheese glass, victory for a hard day’s work ♥

My Grandma, Elma Selina Skuse

My Grandma had a reputation for making the most amazing sponges, her thing was sweets . . . her cooking was well acknowledged winning awards at “The Lockleys Show” and Royal Adelaide Show” for her Sponge Cakes, Scones, Little Butterfly Cakes with a Glazed Cherrie on top, Marshmallows with yellow centers, Round Pink Lamingtons made to look like a peach and was famous for her Toffees and Toffee Apples!

Setting up trading tables for all sorts of events and fundraisers was a weekly event!

My Mum, Barbara

I’m incredibility lucky and very proud of my Mother Barbara who was a professional cook working at some of Adelaide’s top hotels, this was her passion, getting the mob (as she called them) around to share her favourite dishes just because, and on special occasions. My mothers favourite time of year being Christmas, she loved being with family and her number one dish every year was to have prawn cocktails and crumbed prawns with her prize seafood sauce!


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