Monday meal ideas: Country classics

Such a glorious winter's morning here today. It's cold, but the sun is shining, washing drying in the gentle breeze and #maintenancemonday in full swing. When I thought about country life before we moved here, it looked a little like this. Here's some country classics for your baking this week. I … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Ocean treats

It's so easy to get into the same old weekly eating habits. I rarely choose fish when I am on auto pilot, and yet when I am really focused on eating well and trying to make good food choices, I always find myself choosing fish and seafood as a way to get delicious food onto plates with little … [Read more...]

Comfort+ on a cold day: chicken & veggie soup

How's the weather been the last few days? Around these parts it's been called what is officially known as "bloody freezing" with yesterday not moving much past 7 or 8 degrees all day. We bunkered down fireside with Harps home from school with a cold and Maggie complaining "I sick too Mumma, sore … [Read more...]

Everyone’s a winner with BRINNER!

Last week I had one of "those" afternoons. Or maybe it was a stretch of days. Who knows when you have a 2 year old around. All I do know is that by 4.55pm it was dinner time, the kids were circling and I had NO idea what we were cooking for dinner, or how in fact I had created 3 extra humans that … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: chorizo classics

There's nothing I love more than chorizo. Choirzo by itself, chorizo fried up and eaten as is, or with haloumi or in a salad or fried up onto of soup. I do believe that the addition of chorizo into a normal day can improve it by at least 45%, that's how confident I am about it. My friend Miss … [Read more...]

Monday meal idea: bubbling, warming meals

My goodness it's a little fresh out there this morning. A biting wind blowing with the temp close to zero. It looks like it's going to be sunny, but cold all week. Perfect for some bubbling, simmering stove top dinners that can be prepped in the middle of the day and then either bubble away or … [Read more...]

Sunshiny Autumn mornings & date scones

How's this autumn weather at the moment? At home it has been SO good (despite a little extra wind yesterday blowing some cooler temps our way) but for the next week it's all sunshine, blue skies, warm days of 15 degrees and cooler at night. Ideal conditions for growing gardens, washing clothes and … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: LEMONS!

Lemons are well and truly coming into season around here...I have been lucky enough to get a few leftovers from friends with excess. And while they look fabulous in a bowl on the table, or in my G&T here's some of my favourite ways to use them up...usually into something sweet! Lemon … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: soups!

There's been a shift in the weather here the last week - we had out first heavy frost of the year at the start of the week along with a few lighter ones...the leaves are well and truly off most of the trees and that fire has been on for days at a time. Winter is coming my friends... Best to get … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Let there be cake

Good morning! Look! My blog is working! Apologies last week for all the dramas with the blog and not being able to access it - but we are back and running again. I hope! With all the busyness and stress of THAT, it calls for cake. Here's some of my favourites! Ginger Fluff Anne (the best … [Read more...]

Tricia’s Ginger Fluff

As a special treat to you I have asked Aunty Tricia if she would be happy enough to share her beloved Mum's recipe for the AMAZING ginger fluff cake. This cake, you guys, THIS CAKE. It's magical. Its consistency is fluffy like CLOUDS. Magical, soft, spongey clouds of joy. Tricia is the famous cake … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Zucchini & Cauliflower

I think your body knows what you need at any given time: water, sugar, prosecco and right now it's telling me one thing: GREENS. Vegetables. And lots of it. So while I have a VERY busy week ahead, I'm going to try my best to get moving, get some water (and Prosecco into me) and plenty of green … [Read more...]

Monday Meal ideas: Autumn favourites

I know it's been 2 weeks since we have been home but I STILL can't get back fully into the swing of things. I think School holidays have thrown me completely. I cannot get my cooking mojo back, I have been eating pretty badly (Easter), drinking too much (school holidays) and generally just feeling a … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Easter Everything!

Um, so it's Easter this week? Huh? With the trip and arriving home and jet lag and everything in between I am trying to get my head around the fact that it's Easter THIS weekend AND that it's School holidays. For the next 2 and a half weeks. Huh? My key word for the past few days has been … [Read more...]

Monday Meal ideas: Rainy weather food

Is it wet where you are? My goodness we have had some rain over the past week it's been extraordinary. Literally not stopping, ok from torrential to shower then back to torrential, everything feels wet and muggy and slippery and just gross. Including me! And don't get me started on the laundry situ … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Bread

Whoosh...there goes another weekend that whizzed by and somehow it's almost Monday afternoon? I had an interview on ABC Newcastle this morning about working at home with kids after that BBC video went viral on the weekend. The irony was not lost on me that as I took the interview I had Mags propped … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: It’s Show time!

Friends, it's a BIG week in the kitchen this week with our local show on this weekend. I have spent the morning closely studying the form guide and working out what I'll enter. Big pressure given the wins last year, but it's time to step up and defend the 2017 Champion Preserve which was indeed a … [Read more...]

BabyMac & Beef: the REAL 15 minute meal challenge

A Sponsored post for I know that we all fall into the weekly dinner ruts. I mean it’s RELENTLESS. I have my go-to’s that seem to pop up every week. I want something tasty and quick and I want to make sure that it gets eaten. That usually means I stick with things that are … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: my favourite asian dishes

Hello friends, how are you this Monday morning? We've got another wet and dreary day here today and for the 3rd day in a row now...a jumper on! How good is that?! Here we are staring down at another week filled with things to do, people to see, work to do, walks to walk. I'm excited that it's going … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: get some greens in ya!

Oh Monday! Here we are again. I am kicking goals this #maintenancemonday with the world's biggest laundry pile looking slightly smaller. Superior washing conditions here today friends, windy and sunny (but a chilly autumnal feel in the air) bound to put a pep in your step after these hot weeks we … [Read more...]