Monday Meal Ideas: Batch Baking

Good morning friends! How are you? Well here we are on the last day in November, staring down the barrel of those last crazy weeks of the school year and the lead up to Christmas. Our tree is up, the lights are sparkling and the snell of fresh pine is in the air...there's nothing like it! This year … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Teacher food pressies

It's IMPOSSIBLE for my head to get around, but I can see that we are heading towards the end of the school year AND FAST. Lots of kids in QLD and Melbourne I think even break up at the end of this week, so you may be looking for teacher gifts or get organised for the weeks ahead. When I had more … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Spring salads

You know when you have been a little, shall we say, indulgent, and you start off a new week treating your body like a temple with the best intentions, green smoothies, exercise and vows of water only all week? Sounds like me this week after a long girls weekend at the beach filled with hot chips and … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: The POW of chilli

Good morning friends, from week 5 of the term that somehow seems to be flying by. I'm exhausted after a weekend that went by too quickly - that was filled with election anxiety then celebration, with more work than I would have liked and lots of driving a teenager around. It's Monday already and I … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Meatless Inspo

Good morning friends! Another week has whooshed past us all and here we are in November. I know right? I watched a funny skit yesterday from a UK comedian saying poor November spends its entirety having people say "I can't believe it's November!" and here I am doing just that. But seriously, … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]