She works hard for the money

A few weeks ago Lucy and I were asked by her hubby if we would get on the tools literally for a day and help him out with a "all hands on deck" situation he had on a large property he manages. The owners were flying in for the weekend with a big group of mates and so everything needed to look … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Get your Bake ON this week

It's a dreary wet and cold spring Monday morning here today with LOTS more rain on the way throughout the week ahead. The fire AND central heating are pumping, it's hard to believe that it will be NOVEMBER later this week and I am wondering where the last weekend went (like I do every time this time … [Read more...]

Add to Cart is now 2 years old!

We are two! Hooray!! I am so happy and proud that today our little shop that could ADD TO CART is two years old! I remember all the hard work that came into getting things online and started for the first time - the sheer anxiety and sick feeling we had in those final days and then of … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Roast to the rescue

Good morning friends! That alarm hurt this morning I must say - even after the most laziest home weekend where all we did was pack down on the couch and eat and drink and watch TV - heavenly! Here we are again at Monday, week two of term and time to hit that routine again. This week I'm going to try … [Read more...]

Mum’s BEST cafe blueberry muffins

Friends, this recipe has been years in the making. You see, when my Mum had her cafe (you can read about that in this post here) they used to make these blueberry muffins that were SO good that people slash me would eat them every single day. Freshly baked, they were high and filled with fruit and … [Read more...]

Full & thorough reporting: the school holiday edition

Gosh I love school holidays. I LOVE THEM. The change in routine, the not getting up for an alarm and running around all day every day until the point of exhaustion. The slowing down, time spent with people we love. These holidays had it all in spades with LOTS of time sitting around tables with … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Family faves

Here we are, term 4. Holidays have been and gone way too fast and now we jump into the busiest time of the year. Somehow?! This week as we settle back into routine I'll be looking for dinners that are easy for me to whip up and that the kids will demolish. Time for us all to get back into the swing … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: School holiday food

Good morning friends! First 'proper' day of our school holidays (started with a 6am sleep in for me rather than my normal 5am alarm so I'll take that) which means one thing: FOOD PREP. I will be making food all day for various children so I thought I would share some of my favourite recipes that … [Read more...]

Good Things

A new day and morning is certainly a good thing isn't it? Light from about 5.40 around here, spring birds singing and the most glorious spring days. We have had a little blast of cold weather so it's a chilly 1 degree outside, but the fire is going and the wood pile stacked high and it's the end of … [Read more...]

Forage to Feast: a Wild Feast for a New Age

I was excited on Sunday to attend an amazing event right here in our village being held with our local friends from Trolleyd. The event was to help us get back in touch with nature around us: using the weeds we see every day and seeing how we can incorprate them into our cooking and eating and … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: New season lamb

We had some delicious lamb shanks over the weekend (cooked by Rob) and I was reminded of all the new season produce that is available and so good right now. Thought I would share some ways you might be able to utilise the lovely lamb on your table this week. Here are some of my favourite ways to … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting

Thank goodness it's Friday is what I have to say. And thank goodness we only have one more week of school before we can finally take a breather. This term has been FULL ON to say the least: sickness and colds, lots of extra circular stuff and sport and driving around, a sad Kinder with so many tears … [Read more...]

Green goddess butter

Is it just me or just it get to September, the weather gets over 17 degrees and your trolley looks like this: A week or so back I made a delicious butter that was used with roasted veggies that I know I will make again and again. So of course I thought I better get it onto the blog so I can … [Read more...]

Monday Meal ideas: Spring salads

Well it looks like we have some lovely warm weather here at the start of the week...glorious! It makes me (almost) want to get out there and exercise and eat some salad. Well, I can live in hope! When things do start to warm up though I am always so keen to starts getting more salads on the menu. … [Read more...]

The weight

On the weekend I opened my pantry and could no longer stand the sight of the shitfight that was in front of me. You know the drill: corner pantry that you can't see into properly, a pandemic and an over supply of tinned tomatoes, things pushed in front of what is behind, wedged until the whole thing … [Read more...]

20 novels for tweens who like history

You guys know how much I love to read, and it's been tough to see the love of reading my tween once have disappear now that she is a teenager. Technology gets in the way...and even though she might not be doing it right now, I know she will be back...I was too! That foundation from the early years … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: One Pan Wonders

I'm not sure why it is that Monday's come around SO fast, or that they continue to surprise me with their speed. But here we are on the 7th September, staring down the barrel of another week. Girls are at school, I have a busy week of work ahead...let's do this! I will be looking for dinners that … [Read more...]

Fashion, turn to the left

I had an adventure this week with Rob helping him shoot a big campaign job for Arlington Milne & Elms & King up at the beach. My word does fashion involve a whole lot of moving parts, an insatiable beast that requires endless feeding...ideas...I have such an appreciation for the work that … [Read more...]

My love of early mornings

How on earth could I say that you ask? After years and YEARS and years of being dragged out of bed, not of my own choice by small children with a penchant for early mornings? A husband who never got up with them, not ever. Tiredness, resentment, exhaustion. How could I love to wake up early? But I … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Mid week winners

Jeepers Monday comes around fast doesn't it? One minute it's Friday arvo and you are excited and pumped about some time off, then Saturday comes around filled with sport and running around, some work and then it's Sunday and you get a day to relax all before it's Sunday night all of a sudden and … [Read more...]