From Nana Grace’s Kitchen

This series of sessions has been created using recipes from my beautiful mum’s recipe book.  While mum is no longer with us, beautiful memories will  remain with us always, as we continue to cook and share her beautiful food from the recipes that she has so carefully written into her recipe book.  Then there are also the unwritten recipes, that we just make out of habit, recipes that our mum cooked regularly from habit, and taught us as we worked beside her to prepare family meals.  Through her food and the stories we tell, our mum’s memory will remain alive in our hearts and our lives.

In my mother’s kitchen food was prepared with love using whatever ingredients were at hand, and there was always enough to add an extra plate or two at the table for unexpected guests.

I look forward to sharing my memories, and my mother’s recipes at these sessions.

Pasties & Baked Custard






If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me using the form below.

From a Cabbage

The next session is scheduled for:

Date:  Friday 25 August 2023
Time:  10:00 – 13:30
Venue:  Maffra Neighbourhood House
Cost:  $40.00 including GST
Bookings:  Maffra Neighbourhood House – Ph:  0422 335 155
Max. participants:  6
For more details:  Click here
On the menu:
To take home: 
🥄Carrot & Ginger Sauerkraut
🥄Pickled Cabbage (Coleslaw in a Jar and Grandma Martin’s Pickled Red Cabbage)
For lunch:
🍴Sauerkraut Okonomiyaki (savoury Japanese pancakes)
🍴Mum’s Marinated Coleslaw
🍴Cabbage Rolls


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When we were clearing our late parents’  home last year we found some cute, old baking tins.  My sister, Sonnie, recalled our mum using these tins to make little pineapple tarts – I had no recollection of them, but Sonnie had a story that went with her memory!

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The Pebble Church

The Pebble Church – A brief History

I hope that you find this little church as beautiful as we all did.

St Peter’s Anglican Church, known as the “Pebble Church”, is located at 367 Dunolly Rd, Carapooee,  approximately thirteen kilometers south of St Arnaud in Western Victoria, Australia.  During the gold rush the area was called ‘St Peter’s Diggings’, but known by the local Aborigines as ‘The Carapooee’, (“an earthly paradise”).  It was to here that many miners and their families made their way in the 1800’s.

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