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Week #1 – Mother Nature’s Challenge


I am super excited to be partnering with Mother Nature’s for a weekly challenge.

Basically each week I am given a hamper of the weekly specials and my challenge is to cook at least ONE meal using one of the specials.

This week’s specials:


The fruit has been quickly devoured by my kids and I have to say the gala apples are SO crunchy and juicy. And the perfect little size for kid’s lunchboxes.

So I chose the sweet potato and garlic. In searching for a recipe I came across this website which has some great ideas on ways to use sweet potato, including easy recipes for homemade baby food –

And this is what I cooked, to be used for the kid’s lunches. It can be frozen so after it cooled I sliced it up and popped in the freezer!


(Recipe taken from

However, I was feeling particularly enthusiastic and had four peaches sitting on my bench so I made this recipe and the kids LOVED it! Definitely a keeper!


(recipe taken from


1/2 cup unsalted butter

1 cup plain flour

2 cups sugar, divided (I halved the amount of sugar and it was still rather sweet)

1 T baking powder

Pinch of salt

1 cup milk

4 cups fresh peach slices

1T lemon juice


1.Melt butter in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

2. Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt; add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter over butter (do not stir).

3. Bring remaining 1 cup sugar, peach slices, and lemon juice to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly; pour over batter (do not stir). Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.

4. Bake at 375° for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve cobbler warm or cool with vanilla ice-cream.

These weekly specials are available until next Tuesday or unless sold out.

Visit Mother Nature’s located at Coffs and Woolgoolga.

Make sure you follow them on Facebook to see their specials and competitions.


Categories : Alison's Blog, Recipes

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