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...]

Monday meal ideas: Chorizo

Good morning friends! I have woken by the beach this morning which has been the loveliest weekend with my sister and the kids - pre school holiday treat if you will. We had perfect weather and a very relaxing time - we're heading back home to deal with work and a normal week for the little kids who … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: baking biscuits or slices

It's cold, we're all tired and we still have some more of the school term to go so it's time for me to get comfort baking for the girls. And me! I love to get some lunchbox baking done at the start of the week to have a big container full for lunchboxes or afternoon tea and of course a little pick … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: A roast for all occasions

Good morning friends! I hope you are ready to tackle another's cold AND raining here this morning which made it hard to get up when my alarm went off, but I am up, I have the fire roaring and the central heat going so when the first of the girls wake up it will be nice and warm for them as … [Read more...]

Miss Rabbit’s very good chorizo soup

We call my friend Zoe, Miss Rabbit because much like the character in Peppa Pig, she is always very busy and has a gazillion different jobs. Now I am a hard worker, I come from a family of do-ers so I KNOW busy people because I am one, but Miss Rabbit, well, she does it all. 3 teenage kids, a busy … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: The comfort of pasta and noodles

Looks like we have another blast of cold weather about to hit us here - last week it was MISERABLE with freezing winds and below zero temps for days and thankfully the forecast is saying that tomorrow we will have some rain! Oh how we need it! The idea of a day of solid, drenching rain sounds like … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Warming soups

It is the most revolting day outside in the Highlands today with a gale blowing and icy winds bringing every leaf up into the air. It's FREEZING, and rightly so given that winter starts this week. As soon as the weather turns my stomach and heart turns to the comfort of a big pot of soup. I make a … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: mid week family faves in our house

Week 3 of the school term was not the best with us: everyone seemed to be sick or getting sick (colds, sore throats) and a little exhaustion thrown in for good measure. Things aren't sounding much better with the coughing and spluttering I can hear coming from their rooms already so it's going to be … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Get some fish & seafood on your table

As I shared with you guys last week, I have been trying to get some more seafood onto our table doing the week - helping all those growing brains with some good oils and of course because I love it! Thought you might like to see some of the other ways we eat it at our place.. Fish burgers … [Read more...]

Fish in a Bag with coconut rice

I am always looking for ways to get more fish onto our table each week (pretty much all of us like it - Daisy is not a fan so misses out) but Harper absolutely adores it so I have been trying to find different ways to get it into our weekly menu rotation. I recently tried out fish in a bag (making … [Read more...]

Monday meal Ideas: Meatless Monday (or Tuesday, Wednesday)

Good morning friends! Here we are at the start of another new week...IN MAY! Last week was a bit of a write off for me as I was so busy with the shop for Mother's Day that I hardly had time to scratch myself. I'm not sure that this week will be much better...but we can only try! I do know that I … [Read more...]