Holiday Food 

So we’ve been on holidays. It was our first wedding anniversary and we decided to head to a new favourite spot of ours on the Northern New South Wales coastline Arrawarra. 

And one of our favourite things about holidays besides endless beach time/snorkelling and reading is food. We go away to eat! And we will eat everything, favourites involve anything seafood/ bread/ seafood/ cheese/ seafood/ all breakfast foods wine and beer. 

Ten minutes from our picturesque beach house at Arrawarra is a small town Woolgoolga which had a coffee shop where I had the best pancakes I’ve ever had, and I’ve eaten a lot of pancakes! 

I had them twice needing to go back on our last morning to experience them again. They were beautiful buckwheat pancakes with apple two ways with heavenly maple lavender whipped butter sprinkled with a sweet breakfast dukkah.

Coming home with severe post holiday blues I decided to loosely recreate this particular meal on our last day before the back to work routine kicks in. 

I made humble porridge but with the fruit and sweet dukkah inspired from my ‘Woopi’ (as the locals call the town) pancakes. 

What You’ll Need

1kg of fruit, I used apples, strawberries and rhubarb *

Juice of 2 lemons 

2tbs sugar 


And dukkah style seeds/ grains/ pretty bits and pollens. I used flaxseed, chia seed and crushed pistachios as I had them on hand things I would like to use include; bee pollen, freeze dried raspberries, cinnamon, coconut, other nuts crushed up and grains…. You get the idea just make sure it’s all nice and sprinkly (is that a word?) 

*I cooked a big batch so that we would have leftover fruit for on porridge/ granola/ yoghurt/ bagels during the week. 

What you do

Place all your chopped up fruit, lemon and sugar into a saucepan and bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer, allow it to simmer away until it basically turns to a delicious fruity mush keep in mind some fruit like apples keep its shape. 

Make your porridge according to direction I usually cook half a cup of oats per person if I there is topping to be added. 

So 1/2 cup of oats to 1 cup of water and a pinch of salt bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer stirring till cooked through. 

Crush up and thing large for your dukkah and mix it all together ready to be sprinkled. 

And then bring everything together, place porridge in bowls top with fruit and sprinkle over dukkah 

You may not quite feel like you are here while eating it but it’s a pretty tasty and good for you! 

Happy Eating Nadia B. X


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