SIMPLE NO-FUSS RECIPES A TRIBUTE TO MY MUM
After my Mum died suddenly in August 2007, I decided to pull together a collection of her recipes. With the help of my sisters I tested and photographed all the classic family dishes we had grown up with.
The results were too good to keep to myself so I decided to self publish the book to celebrate the beautiful life of my Mum and share our family’s collection of simple, no-fuss Australian recipes. Recipes that anyone can learn to cook and that everyone will love to eat.
PREVIEW THE BOOK
HOW THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
Dedicated to Mums everywhere, ‘and the love is free’ is first and foremost a celebration of the Mums who bring so much joy to our lives. It makes a lovely gift to treasure your Mum and make the most of the time you have together.
Packed with simple, no-fuss family recipes that have been tried and tested it is guaranteed to solve the problem of what to have for dinner when you feel like something simple and wholesome that everyone will love.
With 57 classic Australian recipes from pavlova to lamb roast, it is a one-stop reference for anyone who wants to learn about traditional Australian cooking. And makes a beautiful gift for family and friends overseas – take advantage of our worldwide shipping deal and order a book to get delivered as a surprise.
It is also a brilliant book for home leavers, or people who would like to learn how to cook. I was lucky to have a Mum who taught and inspired me to cook – here’s your chance to learn the basics from a simple country cook.
WHO SHOULD BUY THIS BOOK?
Anyone with a Mum they treasure.
Beginner cooks looking for a simple, clearly explained reference of the basics.
Cookbook lovers who loves stories, especially those about beautiful, strong women and their food.
Aussies looking for a gift for friends and family overseas.
Anyone looking to learn about basic Australian family cooking.
Lovers of page licking food photography – each recipe has a picture.
WHO SHOULD NOT BUY THIS BOOK
Anyone looking for fancy, complicated recipes to impress their friends for their next eight course dinner party. Anyone who doesn’t appreciate a mother’s love and all the little things they do to make our lives better.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE BOOK
SOUP, SNACKS & STARTERS – white bean & parmesan dip, veggie soup with lamb, pizza muffins, party bread tartlets with corn, tuna & asparagus,
SALADS & VEG – german potatoes, the token green salad, pan fried brussels sprouts, asparagus with poached egg, mashed potato, easy roast veg,
MEAT, FISH & POULTRY – salmon with broccolini & lemon, baked chicken with almond sauce, chinese chicken, simple roast chook, apricot chicken, sausages (or chops) with BBQ sauce, junesy’s curry, bangers & mash with onion gravy, braised beef: aka ‘yuck’, oriental meatballs, quick steak sandwich, rosemary & marmalade glazed ham, simple lambshanks with chickpeas, super slow roast leg of lamb.
PASTA – lasagna, tuna dish, pasta with cabanossi & bacon, spag bol, pasta with broccoli & pinenuts,
SAUCES – mint sauce, tasty cheese sauce, gran’s green tomato pickles
DESSERTS – cheesecake, strawberry dessert, busy day pudding, burnt custard, nanna’s baked rice, apple crunch, passionfruit cream, pavlova, mum’s legendary lemon meringue pie
CAKES & SLICES – quick mix plain cake, lamingtons, christmas cake, passionfruit slice, caramel slice, sponge cake, sultana slice
BISCUITS & SCONES – syrup biscuits, shortbread, aunty madge’s scones, pikelets
SUNDRIES & BEVERAGES – june’s basic jam recipe, fig jam, kir royal, brandy alexander
There are 57 fully photographed recipes in 144 FULL COLOUR pages scattered with stories about my Mum and each recipe.
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WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT ‘AND THE LOVE IS FREE’
new family favourite dinner – pasta with bacon & cabanossi – now called ‘red’ pasta. yum.
we all love your book, lots of quick and kid friendly things
I gave them to all the girls for Xmas (who are all mothers themselves) and they were a hit!
I’ve read it from cover to cover, parts of it really hit home as my own mother still wages her battle with cancer, and I laughed & I cried.
Next thing will be to try some of the recipes.
Received your book “and the love is free” yesterday so surprised how soon it arrived.
Would just like to say what a wonderful compliment to your mum the recipes and your written memories associated with that recipe are truly lovely.
I can honestly say this book will be a treasured part of my kitchen – thank you for sharing the pics and recipes and I wish you all the best.
Just thought I would let you know that your cookbook is having a good effect…..
Not sure if you remember signing a book from my friend Suz – she asked you to sign it for her husband telling him that she was looking forward to sampling some of the delights….
She came home on Monday night to discover that hubby hadn’t been able to find anything sweet in the house so had whipped himself up some scones with jam and cream from your book!!
She thought it was hilarious …but needless to say she was impressed!!
HOW TO BUY ‘AND THE LOVE IS FREE’
ORDER NOW and get a bonus copy of my new eBook – HOW TO BAKE YOUR FAMILY COOKBOOK, normally $9.95 – Absolutely FREE.
preview the book HERE
FREE POSTAGE ANYWHERE IN AUSTRALIA & NZ
Note to international visitors: As per the stonesoup style, each recipe is presented in both metric measurements and imperial so everyone anywhere in the world can enjoy these special Australian recipes. Some of the recipes date back to before Australia went metric, so I’ve had to convert both ways.
MEDIA ARTICLES ABOUT THE BOOK
Highlife Magazine: Love – The Recipe for Life [click HERE]
The Daily Telegraph & Courier Mail: Memories of Mum [click HERE]
The Canberra Times: Morsels from My Mum [click HERE]
If you don’t find something to love about ‘and the love is free’ please let me know and I’ll fully refund your money. No questions asked.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jules Clancy (that’s me) is the girl behind the food blog ‘stonesoup | minimalist home cooking’ – a digest of minimalist recipes and kitchen tips with beautiful photographs.
I have degrees in both food science and winemaking and have recently quit my job as a chocolate biscuit designer to focus on blogging and writing cookbooks full time.
For more about me check out the about page HERE.