Monday Meal Ideas: Family faves

Good morning friends, hope you are ready to take on another week ahead. We had such a busy week last week socially with Mother's Day and then two birthdays I am feeling ready for a much quieter pace. Man we are really out of form these days with isolation aren't we? This week will be about a slower … [Read more...]

Potato scallops/cakes/fritters at home!

Being from NSW we call them scallops, but depending on which state you live in, you might know them as potato cakes, fritters...whatever or however you call them we ALL know they are DELICIOUS. There isn't anything that says Australian summer by the beach more than a crispy fried potato scallop … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Delicious comforting pastas

I don't know about you guys, but as soon as it gets cold all I want to do is eat. Carbs preferably. And if there is cheese involved, that's an added bonus. What better than to combine them all into one big bowl of comfort in the form of pasta? I know I will be trotting out a few this week as we have … [Read more...]

Staying Connected with Mum this Mother’s Day

A sponsored post for Woolworths One of the hardest parts of isolation for many of us, has been being away from our family. While in some parts of the country, we are able to slowly start to reconnect, for so many around the country and the world we have been separated from our friends and family … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Warming & nourishing soups

Over the weekend the weather turned COLD. Freezing in fact, with the most ferocious and icy gale blowing for two days straight. It was the kind of weather you can't wash in, walk in, do ANYTHING in except for sitting inside with the fire AND central heating on wearing all your warmest … [Read more...]

Two dinners (or more) in one cook: Joda’s Ribs

One thing my family are obsessed with, it's food. It's our love language. We love to cook, we love to eat together and we love to share what's good. One thing that happens during this isolation business is when we catch up on House Party we inevitably ask eachother "what are you having for dinner" … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: The humble sausage & chorizo

The quality of sausages over the years has vastly improved and now even the supermarket has a huge range of sausages that are available to us. No longer is it just about a banger - there are spices, taste combos that our grandmothers wouldn't believe. I always cook with sausages as they are cost … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Chicken

A few weeks ago I got a email from my Step dad who had gone through their freezer and was looking for recipe ideas for what they had. They had mince, sausages, beef and of course that classic: CHICKEN. Whether it's mince, thighs or breast of course I was able to help him out with some ideas...that's … [Read more...]

Potato Cakes/fritters/hashbrowns/pancakes/rosti

You might remember that a few weeks ago we got a 10kg bag of spuds from our local potato farmer down in the meadow so we have been pretty much having spuds with most meals. I've done potato bakes, chips, mash, hasselback...and this morning I decided that it was time to make a hash brown. A latke. A … [Read more...]

Hot Cross Buns

Much like pastry, bread has always scared me a little in the kitchen. It's the yeast, the scientific nature of the weather, the this and and the that, that makes me all a little too scared. I LOVE the idea of baking my own sourdough but again, my fears have always got in the way. It's always … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Perfect pasta

Good morning friends, hope you are doing OK this Monday morning as we start off another week in this strange new time we live in. I thought I would share some of my pasta recipes this morning as chances are, you have the odd packet sitting in your cupboard, or maybe you haven't been able to get any … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: What I’m cooking this week

Good morning friends, hope you are ok. It's the strangest time I have ever known, days filled with news and stress and worry and angst. I have been waking at 4am every day, I toss and then remember what is happening with the world and then think, I'll just check my phone and then I am DONE for the … [Read more...]

Comfort in troubling times: the perfect egg & lettuce sandwich

I'm fairly certain that the reason that you will see an egg and lettuce sambo at most wakes after a funeral is because it makes people feel better. Sure, it might be about easily making it in bulk for groups of people but I like to think that there is magical healing powers in amongst two pieces of … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: soup for now and the freezer

Good morning friends, what a weird time this is for so many of this. The world in a lockdown and isolation, as this virus takes hold. It's scary for sure isn't it? I am keeping cool and putting into practice the things we should be doing as well as staying at home as much as we can. Thought I would … [Read more...]

Guilt Gnocchi

A few weeks ago when Lucy and I went to the trade shows for the shop I got home early afternoon after picking her up from her cousins place with a severe case of the motherly guilts. Like any case of the guilts (motherly, or otherwise) it was completely unwarranted and she was fine having spent just … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Show week!

Good morning friends! I can already feel that everyone is a little cranky that it's Monday morning (myself included). Even though we had a lovely quiet weekend, one more day wouldn't have gone astray - and I think some of you have a long weekend too today? Victoria maybe? You guys are so lucky with … [Read more...]

Green smoothies and how they are helping us all feel better

I am a sceptic when it comes to kale and some of the shite that I see health "influencers" go on about online. I see their collagen powder and concoctions and roll my eyes - I just do. Since the start of the year with all our sadness and grief and bad habits that come with that: comfort eating … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: veggie snacks and sides

Good morning friends! Boy was it hard to get out of bed this morning...those Monday mornings sure do come around pretty quickly. I hope that you all had a great weekend enjoying the beautiful weather that we had here. Sunshine! Cooler days! Beautiful light! Autumn is here and I couldn't be happier … [Read more...]

Summer risotto with feta & pesto

This was another recipe I tried out on the family on a night we weren't eating meat. It seemed better in my head then how it translated but I still think I will give this another go - just change the feta that I used (I think I had a block of danish and the taste was no good at the end - I would go … [Read more...]

Veggie bowl with crispy chickpeas & halloumi

Now that we have the kids at school and Dots off to day-care 3 days a week Lucy and I are throwing ourselves into health and well being and not shovelling a baguette EACH into our faces for lunch and then wondering why out pants are tight. We are trying to walk, drink our green smoothies, lots of … [Read more...]