Monday Meal Ideas: Meatless (kind of) Monday inspo

As sure as the sun will rise and my kids will sleep in this morning as it is the first day back at school, at the start of October I will go for a "not a fat mole for Christmas" slash health kick for us all. Summer is looming, the weather is better and you just want to eat better and move … [Read more...]

Fried eggplant

This can be filed under: food that I could eat until my had fell off that no one else in my family is really interested in. I seem to be so interested in this kind of food at the moment...and because I have such a hankering, I tend to make it without a care about anyone else! A few months ago I … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Vote 1 PASTA

When you are slowly making your way to the finish line of term 3 and you still have a WHOLE week to get through (give us strength x 3) I think there's only one thing for it. COMFORT. And when I say comfort, I mean carbs. I mean cheese. I'm talking about creamy, delicious, life giving pasta. And that … [Read more...]

Ottolenghi’s One Pan Pasta

Hang on what? BAKED pasta Beth? I know! It's confusing isn't it? Cooking pasta in the oven. But then think about it, it's kind of like lasagne right? Bear with me. I was picking up Harper from school a few weeks ago when our lovely office admin Sally came and found me to tell me about a recipe she … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Chicken dinner winners

I am feeling quite smug this morning as I did all our grocery shopping for the week ahead yesterday and so we are actually starting the week out in pretty good shape. One thing that did get added to the trolley was chicken, that staple that will turn up a few times a week at our place. Because I am … [Read more...]

Spinach & ricotta cannelloni

My Mum makes a version of this with those beautiful big pasta shells that you can buy that I absolutely LOVE so I have had a hankering for it for some time. I decided over coffee on Monday with Mum that this was going to be the week because things had gone from "I must do that" to " I WANT THAT". I … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Meatless Monday Inspo

Good morning friends! How are you all this chilly Monday morning? It's cold here and we are back after a wonderful weekend by the sea where the sun was shining and it felt a LOT warmer than it does here. Nice to have a little hint of it. But we are home now for a busy week...there are so many new … [Read more...]

Crustless Quiche

There's nothing like a cheeky ladies daytime lunch is there? They are right up as one of my favourite things to cook for. The food can be healthy and simple, there's usually a glass of wine thrown in there and of course cake. They are usually quick (in between the school hours) and you can go ALL … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Seriously good sides

Good morning and welcome to another week! It's September if you can get your head around that...?! We had the most magnificent Spring weather arrive right on cue and while I know we are a long way off that yet it felt nice to be 18 degrees. Actually, if we could stay around that..maybe a max of 22 … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Mid week dinners that will be eaten

I mean really, that's all we're after isn't it? It's bad enough that we have to cook dinner every night of the week, there's nothing much more soul destroying than going through the motions and having noses turned up at it). Now THAT makes me cranky. So here's a list of my some dinners that if I … [Read more...]

Simple & delicious: Tomato & onion vinegar salad

This is such a simple and delicious salad that it even seems silly to call it a "recipe" but when I whacked this up on Instagram a few weeks ago I had so much feedback and questions about it I thought I better get it on the blog so that you can refer back to it whenever you need to. My … [Read more...]

Monday Meal ideas: Got lemons? There’s more than lemonade to make.

Good morning from a wild and woolly Southern Highlands this morning where it's freezing cold with a wild wind blowing outside. After a mild week I can't quite figure out whether it's Winter or Spring or what time of the year it is. One thing to be certain of though is the ABUNDANCE of citrus in … [Read more...]

Make 2am chicken kebabs at home

Who doesn't love a good old dirty kebab? Whether it's at 3am post night on the tiles (it's been a long time since I have had one of those nights and kebabs) or just a cheeky one at lunch (I used to roll one when I worked in the city they were SO good) they just hit the spot every time. They are … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Warm up with some chilli

Did you get hit with that blast of cold weather over the weekend? My WORD was it cold at our place, and much to my great disappointment, not a flake of snow hot our place. SO frustrating when it's so cold and it seemed to be snowing everywhere. I had a full blown tanty about it! After I got over … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Bake a great cake!

It's not just the end product of a cake that's the good bit about baking one. It's starts at the lining of the tin, finding your favourite one, all clean and ready to start its magic again, the turning on of the oven, grabbing the ingredients and starting the creaming of the butter and the sugar. … [Read more...]

Chocolate Sponge Cake

With all this talk of birthdays and celebrations I thought we better make a cake! I whipped this one up on the weekend - which is actually just a variation of the beloved Ginger Fluff - and it worked! Don't you love when a winged plan comes together? I added lots of cream, as it required with the … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: simmering winter stews & soups

I get to this point of winter (with many months ahead for us with cold weather yet) and just want to wrap myself in a big loaf of SOURDOUGH. Comfort is a must when it's freezing outside, and at dinner time when we have been running around with after school activities and late sport games there's … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Make fish the dish

Oh friends, here we go again. It's dark, the house is quiet and I am back into my routine of term 3. I'm not going to lie, I had the Sunday night blues BAD last night...the lack of routine has been an absolute joy over the past 2 weeks. But this morning we are back into it with Daisy starting back … [Read more...]

Annabel Crabb’s Glass Potatoes

I know you guys havre been waiting for this post for a while now - because I have had a few messages asking about the potatoes I posted on the June long weekend! Good things are worth waiting for so thank you for your patience. My brother made these on the Sunday of the June long weekend and I … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Great school holiday bake off!

If there's one thing my kids like to do in the school holidays, it's EAT. Endless platters of food...ENDLESS I tell you. Not to mention the fruit bowl that gets emptied a few times a week and of course baked goods. They create an activity and there's food at the end to keep them happy. Harper … [Read more...]