Monday meal ideas: just plain tasty stuff

Oh Monday. I'm tired. I haven't had enough sleep or rest over the weekend, I have a residual tooth ache at the moment which is driving me batty and I just can't quite cope with how quickly time is going by. So I have no time for mucking around, I don't want to eat healthy stuff, or necessarily eat … [Read more...]

Spring super salad

Isn't it just the time of year (and weather) to start eating LOTS of salad? There's something about warmer, longer days (and exposed skin) that says make me a salad, serve it up and SMASH IT. I would eat salad for 2 meals out of 3 every day if someone came up with interesting and delicious … [Read more...]

5 Vegetarian Christmas Canapés

A sponsored post for Woolworths Christmas time usually means one thing food wise and that’s an ode to all things MEAT. Whether it’s on Christmas Day, on the lead up with various family functions and drinks parties, there always seems to be so much meat. Which is great for a pork lover like me, … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Fruit

I don't know how it happens, but I manage to go to the fruit shop and buy what I think is an inordinate amount of fruit which spills out of the fruit bowl and fridge and then 2 days later, the lot is GONE. Daisy would eat up to 6 apples a day if I let her! But we are coming into fruit season where … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Good green stuff

After a drizzly and miserable weekend here with below average temperatures (and the fire on both days) I found myself eating waaaaaaay too many carbs. And cake. And pie. I ate quite a lot of pie. So now the sun is shining again it's time to embrace all things green! Here are some simple recipes to … [Read more...]

Get your CWA on

We've got a quiet weekend here and it's the very best. We did pop up to the School of Arts this morning for a village morning tea and the spread was 10/10. Chicken & egg ribbon sambos, date loaf, slices, and Maggie whilst sitting on one of her Fauxma's laps managed to have her first taste of … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Mid week Chicken

I was hugely relieved this morning when I turned over my diary to the week ahead to see not all that much in there. No trips anywhere, no meetings, not too much running around, no visitors, but a normal (ish) week. I cannot wait to catch my breath and spend time at home, at my desk, churning through … [Read more...]

End of year socialising shortcuts

A sponsored post for La Famiglia Dead set I cannot believe that we are at this time of the year already. Promises of catching up before Christmas are starting, Melbourne cup around the corner and LOTS of drinks and social gatherings before Christmas which is fast approaching. GULP. We have … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: The humble sauso

Dead set, where did last week go? I am sitting here in a dazed state trying to pick up the pieces and get on with another VERY busy week ahead of us. I need to do a grocery shop, prep for a 6th birthday party for a certain second born daughter tomorrow  AND her class after school. We've got a trip … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Veggo delights

It's the time of year (for me anyway) to get stuck into salads, veggies, anything a little more healthier with the sun shining and the threat of exposed skin growing stronger by the day. Trips to the fruit shop bring home lots of different fruits and veggies and our herb garden is BURSTING with … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Salads

Holy Springtime batman! Isn't it GLORIOUS out there?! It's made being home all the more enjoyable when you can feel warmth and see the sunshine out the windows with washing drying on the line. It does not take much people! Alas with the warm weather it means exposing a little more flesh and after 3 … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Pasta

It occurred to me as I was stripping a bed this morning and hanging out the second load of washing for the day that this time next week we will be waking up in Trastevere in Rome! SHIT! I have got a very busy week ahead of me getting us packed and organised and just generally stressing about things … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: super quick cooking

We've got another busy week ahead of us. Rob and I were drinking our coffee this morning in the kitchen, ready to tackle the girls breakfast and school lunches in disbelief that it's September next week! Dead set, where does the time go? It's been a busy year for us thats for sure. And in 3 weeks … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: mid week easy dinners

What a weekend! A wonderful birthday yesterday (more details on that to follow later on today) and here we are staring down the barrel of another bloody week. How does it happen?! The term is whizzing by, our big OS holiday is fast approaching and there a million and one extra cirricular things … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Sweets for my sweet

This breastfeeding business has given me an insatiable hunger for all things sweet. I just cannot get enough of that sweetness, mixed with some butter and eggs and I am DONE. My baking has been prolific during this time and while I know it cannot last, I figure the extra fat is keeping me warm in … [Read more...]

Weekend cooking: Mussels & chips {Moules frites}

Originating In Belgium but popular in France and Northern Europe Moules Frites or Mussels with chips truly is a dish I could scoff at for hours. Tasty mussels with a sauce that begs for bread and with a side of chips? Carbs and carbs? Yes m'am! Whilst I rarely eat them these days (it's been a … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: simmering stove tops

After a long weekend in the sun and actual WARMTH it has been quite the rude shock to come back to the Highlands to a howling biting wind and a temperature at the moment (10am) of 1 degree. Brrrrr! Looks like it's going to be freezing all week too so I'm looking for recipes that will bubble away on … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Roasts

In this cold weather what's better to walk into when you come out of the cold but to smell a roast sizzling away in the oven? The answer to that is NOTHING! If you have the time during the week a cheeky roast chook or pork belly is always a winner and on the weekend when you might have some more … [Read more...]

Got lemons? Make lemon curd

I've got another lemon recipe coming at you this week...namely because that bowl of lemons is STILL full and I couldn't bear to see them wasted. I know lots of you guys have groaning trees as well, so here's a simple and DELICIOUS way to use them up....making lemon curd. Lemon curd or lemon … [Read more...]

Lemon Meringue Pie

You know what we've got a lot of at the moment? Given to us by lovely local friends with groaning lemon trees I happily take them all and do what I can to use them up in cooking. And with lemons you know it usually means...sweets! I stayed at Mum's last week after I got back from Melbourne … [Read more...]