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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

One pan Greek lemon chicken with yoghurt & risoni

I have been meaning to put this recipe together for weeks now and now that I have come to do it...I can't really remember what I put in it! Helpful isn't it?! This was something I made up as I went and definitely needs a little tweaking but it's a delicious one pot wonder (actually two as you have … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Warming winter family dinners

Here we are on a VERY bleak and wet Monday morning. I'm waiting for some daylight to survey the water damage outside it has been such heavy rain for over many, many hours. The weather calls for comfort cooking, for food when hungry kids get in the door late they can smell what's cooking and say "Oh … [Read more...]

Rob’s Lamb Shanks

If you are a lover of the lamb shank but get a little weary of the same old slow cooked tomato based sauces then you might like this version that Rob created a few years ago. I think it was originally from a Greek cookbook that we have that cooks a whole leg of lamb slowly using this method of … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Adding some fish to our table

One thing that I know I should cook more of, is fish. Daisy is not a fan (which I can understand) but the rest of the family will happily sit down and enjoy some fish for dinner. I usually stick with salmon: it's easy, accessible and affordable and I know how to cook it, but this week I need to … [Read more...]

An ode to Anne…

Now if you have been following me for any amount of time (long or short) you will know the importance of ANNE in our lives. Anne is the name of the chocolate cake that has been famous in our family since the 80's when the author of the recipe Mrs Anne R placed a recipe for a humble chocolate cake in … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Comfort food for mid winter

Oh it is a dreary day here today. Pouring rain all night long with an east coast low sitting over the top of us and  constant rain beating against the windows. Always lovely for a day...a little too much when it's over 24 hours without a break and flooding starts to occur..and then the septic goes … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Mid week meals my family love

Good morning from a chilly Southern Highlands morning (feels like -2.5 out there and blowing a gale). We are back into the swing of things having done 2 weeks school holidays. Apologies for the lack of posting...I was having too good a time with the kids, being away...full debrief to come on that … [Read more...]

On repeat this winter: roasted pumpkin

As soon as the travel restrictions were eased Rob hightailed it up to the farm to see his step mum and spend some time with her for the first time in months. He came home with an enormous pumpkin which looked fabulous of course but had me thinking about all the different ways I could use it up. It … [Read more...]

Monday Meal ideas: baking with lemons & apples

I noticed last week how much Lucy's lemon trees are groaning with fruit on them. It calls for one thing! BAKING. Today I am going to grab my basket and get baking this week. It's cold, Daisy has started school holidays and it just calls for cakes and comfort and goodness that comes in the form of … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: meatless Monday Inspo

Good morning from a freezing cold week 9 of term 2 where things are a little sluggish. My goodness I actually hit snooze two times this morning and that NEVER happens! After a fabulous long weekend with my mates up at the beach where it was warm and the demands from anyone were VERY low I am feeling … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: The warmth of chilli in winter

Ah Monday morning, how quickly you come around each week - this past weekend in particular went by SO fast didn't it? It's a bit fresh around these parts at the moment (aka FREEZING) but halfway through June what do you expect? I might be throwing some chilli into our meals this week for lunch and … [Read more...]

Crumbly Jam Slice

I cannot stop making this slice, which I have to say is not a good thing. I mean, it's a GREAT thing because it's SO easy to make, so yum, and moreish that the girls and I keep asking it for again and again, however the tight pants from this buttery sugary delight may say something … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Biscuits & Slices

Well hello friends at the start of another week, they sure come round fast don't they? I baked a little slice yesterday afternoon (I'll get that recipe on the blog this week) and marvelled at the joy of a good slice. Crumbly, tasty little morsels that are perfect with a cup of team, for a lunch box … [Read more...]

Simple side bread: Roti Canai

My brother in law (the ex-chef) makes this bread when they have curries and it is truly MAGNIFICENT. Almost like a layered flat croissant or something it is oily and flakey and delicious. I had a crack at these last night (but did them very quickly so am sure that this is NOTHING like how they … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: warm you from the inside out

It's a bitterly cold and wet Monday morning here, all three girls are going to SCHOOL THAT'S NOT AT HOME. The first time all 3 will be gone at the same time since the middle of March....over 2 months! While it's not going to be much fun for them out there in the world, I will make sure we have … [Read more...]