Monday Meal Ideas: Life, lemons etc

I know it's not just me that's feeling a little depressed/angry/sad/worried/scared/frustarted by what's been happening in NSW over the past 5 weeks, and after this weekend even more so. There's nothing we can do about what will or won't happen so let's focus on the things we CAN control. Like what … [Read more...]

One pan Asian roasted chicken & rice

I made this again for dinner this week after making it up on the fly a few months ago. It's really such a great, simple and tasty mid week dinner that I thought I better get on the blog so we can all find it easily enough. Like any one pan dish I think these are genius as there's less washing up, … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Lockdown Lunches

Good morning friends, how are you all going? I hope that everyone is feeling semi ok at the start of another week and for so many - still stuck in lockdown. I know how tough this can be mentally on people, so make sure you are looking after yourselves ok? I have had a few questions from people about … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Winter soups

Good morning friends from the first Monday of term 3. A very unsure time for those of us in NSW as we go through an extended lockdown and surge of Covid cases. While we are in regional NSW and not currently in lock down, we are thinking of all of you who are, sending strength and love at this shit … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Winter Warmers

It definitely feels like winter around these parts at the moment....dreary, wet, cold weather which means the fire has been on for weeks and weeks non stop and the gas bottle for the central heating is being filled up quicker than I'd like....it's an expensive time of year! One way to keep extra … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Eat all the cake!

You know what I am going to find the time for this week? Some baking! It's one of the things that I miss the most since working away at an office is baking. In between emails I would whip something up: the magic of the butter and sugar creaming, the smugness I would feel, the happy kids when they … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Mid week family faves

Oh Monday, you are so wily the way you appear again in record time? Even after a relaxing weekend with very little on and lots of PJ time at home, I still think you got here extra fast. So here we are friends, at the start of another week, it's time to fire up (mentally and physically as it's rather … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Bubbling brilliance

Good morning friends! How are you? Hope you have all had a great weekend, ready to take on a new week! Me? Well I could really have used another day just to have some downtime as we had a busy weekend with visitors and I feel like it was all over before it even began. But here we are, so let's do … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: One pan roasted dinners

Is there anything better than just one pan when washing up after dinner? They are my favourite and my best dinners...I love the way you start with one thing and add to them as the meal cooks. Just chuck on top and the flavours, the depth of them - the colours and the all over roasted goodness that … [Read more...]

Cacio e Pepe Potato Bake

We first had this version of potato bake at Mum's for her birthday a few weeks ago, and she was raving about the potatoes that my brother had made for her on Anzac Day so it's actually Sam that we have to thank for this deliciousness. It's how most things with food happen in our family...how recipes … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Pick your side

Good morning friends! Monday. Again. So soon? These weekends just fly by so fast I am desperate for just one more day to relax and unwind and yet here we are! Hope you all had a good Mother's Day yesterday however you spent it. We had a great lunch in Sydney but the 3 hours in the car was not … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Soup for cooler weather

While it's going to be a balmy and sunny day today, we have some cold and wet weather on its way to us this week which means it's no better time to get a big pot of soup on. I love starting the week off with a big batch and then slowly making my way through it for lunch and dinner with different … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Meatless Monday

I'm always trying to start the week out right: a dinner packed with veggies and no meat, no alcohol, lots of water hoping that it sets the scene for the week ahead. Thought I would share some good vegetarian recipes that might get a run at some stage this week. Vegetarian Lasagne Halloumi … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Roasted goodness

Good morning friends! Long time no see, excuse me for my lack of posts over the holidays but I was trying to do just that, have a break! It worked the first week, not so much last week when I was up against it playing catch up and dealing with the shop by myself as Lucy took a break. It's back to it … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Easter Feasting

Really struggling to get my head around the fact that Easter is THIS WEEK! School will be done and we have the joy of two weeks to slowly unwind...just in time for it all to start back up with the absolute craziness that is Term 2 at school. But! Easter is and always will be my very favourite … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: We’re almost through term 1

It's true you guys...Easter is NEXT WEEK. Somehow?! I can hardly believe it myself! We have a crazy busy 2 weeks ahead of us so this week will be all about food that will be easily prepared and smashed by all with hopefully leftovers for the next day for Rob and I for lunch. Pork ribs with … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Mid week fam faves

Good morning friends, here we are on a chilly Monday morning in the Highlands, I think the temp has dropped to about 6 or so and when I just went out to grab some wood to see if I could get the fire going from last night, the clear sky was filled with sparkling stars. What a way to start to the … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Stove top family faves

Good morning and happy first day of Autumn! Summer has come and gone somehow and here we are as we head into the beauty and visual delight of this season. Last year it was all about bunkering down at home, cocooning as we were all in lockdown. Sans lockdown (I hope) we can still enjoy all this … [Read more...]

Filo pot pie piled with greens

I whipped this up for dinner the other night on the fly and had a few people ask for the recipe so thought that I would share it on here so we all don't forget. And by we, I totally mean me. This is a great recipe that you could use with anything you had in the crisper - I wanted lots of greens as … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Bake some snacks

If your house is anything like ours during the week the after School hunger is REAL. It's big and it's real and it at times completely frustrates me as more and more food is consumed as we head towards dinner time and then there is dinner which gets pushed around the plate. This is much more common … [Read more...]