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...]

Monday Meal Ideas: The one pan wonder

Good morning friends! How are you all this dark Monday morning? Sunrise is getting later and later round these parts so my early morning wakeups are getting a little harder I must say. We've got another busy week ahead with a different school juggle as Harper starts her new class in a different … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Wrap it up!

Good morning friends, how are you? Hope you all has a good weekend? I personally would have liked one extra day thrown in there for good measure...I was just getting used to it and then it was over. That bloody Monday morning sure comes around fast... This week I will be throwing together some … [Read more...]

Monday (on a Tues) Meal ideas: mid week dinners

Good morning! I didn't mean to confuse you like this...but we were away yesterday morning and when we got home we had no power, no phone reception, no nothing so I couldn't get anything out to you guys. We had the BEST weekend (more details to come on that this week) but as we head back into a new … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Meatless Inspo

I know I'm not the only one who feels like TODAY is the actual start to the new year. Kids are back in school, work is back properly (for a self employed person while I have been working all holidays it's almost impossible in amongst kids on holidays), and today it's time to start not eating and … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Christmas entertaining

We are on the countdown now my friends...just three more school days to get through, things should be slowing down with the shop and next week...CHRISTMAS! I can't remember looking forward to having a break and slowing down more! I NEED to do so many things (like start my Christmas shopping) … [Read more...]

Give the gift of fresh this Christmas

A sponsored post for Woolworths One of my all time favourite gifts to be given from friends, colleagues or family over Christmas is something that has care and love put into it, some real thought and of course a little homemade touch. These gifts aren’t often the fanciest things that you will … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Easy mid week dinners when life is CRAZY

How are you guys? My goodness I am starting the feel like the last month or so is catching up on me...I am tired, in need of another weekend etc etc. Daisy has now finished school but we have plenty more happening this week with the other two: Maggie finishes preschool on Friday and then Harper has … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Christmas prep for the weeks ahead

You guys, it's the 2nd December. It's hurtling towards the end of the year and there's nothing much ANY of us can do about it! Daisy finishes school this coming Thursday and for the other girls there is lots of presentations, info nights, rehearsals of this and that to go to...we're here, in the end … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Get your Bake ON

Yesterday we had our first family Christmas catch up with my step Dad's side of the family. I know, early but necessary when bringing together over 30 adults and 20 children from all over. I had to whip up a couple of cakes (ginger fluff and chocolate sponge) and wondered why I was doing them why I … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Salads that make the main event

Now that it's November, wait WHAT? It's very confusing isn't it? I know I am confused about the entire thing. Halloween is over and all of a sudden it's Christmas and wasn't it just March...see? So I will just say this: it's been getting a little warmer, whenever it gets warmer I like to make salads … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Mid week family dinners we love

We are now into week 3 and hitting our straps with the routine of the term. Rob is now home and has no plans to go anywhere for a while (yay!), the girls are well and truly back into the school term and are already on the countdown for the end of the term and year. I am running around with lots of … [Read more...]

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...]