Monday Meal Ideas: All of the Easter things

Somehow here we are at the start of the week before EASTER. Not sure how that happened you guys, I still haven't Marie Kondo'd my house and now it will be Christmas again before I have even had a chance to begin! Whether we like it or not, we have a wonderful long weekend ahead of us filled … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Baking with apples

Apples are in season right now so what better time to grab some and use them to eat or bake with? There's nothing like a perfect apple is there? Full of juice, crispy and crunchy and packed with flavour! And there's nothing like baking with them either: matched with cinnamon and spices, they scream … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: High rotation Family Faves

Oh boy am I NO ready for the week to begin! We had such a lovely weekend (more details on that to follow I promise) that I am feeling a little flat that I have nothing else booked or planned to look forward to. I SO need something to look forward to...so must get planning (and saving) for something. … [Read more...]

Dinner hack: Oven baked risotto

Hot, wet rice, as risotto is known at our house is not hugely popular. I ADORE chicken and mushroom with lots of parmesan but if I made it and served it up to the family there would be 4 noses turning their noses up at it. As a consequence, risotto very rarely gets a run in our house. But … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Simple, delicious food packed with flavour

If I had too explain my style of cooking, I think this would be it: something simple, filled with flavour and herbs and the end result is just plain yum. In fact, most times I cook I find myself saying: this is TASTY, even if I have made it. Here are some of my faves, I have realised that lots of … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Getting soup back on the menu

We have had some RAIN. Not just drizzle you guys, but glorious, drenching rain...in fact a whole day of it yesterday that filled up our rain gauge until it was overflowing. What a gift! You can hear the farmers squealing for joy around these parts. The cooler weather has me thinking of soup … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Winning mid week Chicken dinners

You guys! Rob is home! That means that the pressure is off me for a little bit as I can share the load of work and parenting....life! Last week was FULL ON with so much new stuff in the shop, lots of kid stuff and of course the show and Yabby Day on the weekend...I am exhausted! But we are here … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: It’s Show week!

SOMEHOW it's March and SOMEHOW it's show weekend THIS WEEKEND! Sheesh, if the start of this week is anything to go by it's safe to say that it's going to be November before we know it so buckle in friends! I have Rob away for the week so will need to be ready for a big week ahead with some baking … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Bread baking (for lunchbox or not)

The fact that I started to write this list about 4 hours ago and still haven't written anything shows where I am at this Monday morning. Chasing my TAIL! We are into week 5 of the school term and the new year excitement of change has been replaced with exhaustion and a little despair that there is … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: mid week mince

You know what's going to be sitting in my fridge each and every supermarket shop? A humble packet of mince. It's cheap, it's easy and can be made into so many different things. And before you think rissoles or spag bol, here are some other ideas to help you with your mid week cooking. Beef … [Read more...]

DIY Date night: Creating a restaurant meal on a budget using supermarket products

A sponsored post for Woolworths Right now with 3 kids aging from 3 to 12, settling back into the school year (hello exhaustion, freak outs, tiredness and meltdowns) with a little separation anxiety thrown into the mix and not a lot of extra cash (hello BAS and electricity bill and rates and … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: One pot cooking

My all time favourite way of cooking is a throw it all in and roast one pot wonder. I love the magic that happens from a hot oven, and everything all combining to add to the flavours. Not to mention how fast it is to prepare, or the fact that there is just one thing to wash up at the end of it! That … [Read more...]

Quick and easy potato salad

This is one of those mid week salads that can be whipped up in no time at all - or better still get those potatoes cooked early in the day and whacked into the fridge or set aside and then bring it all together at dinner time. Last night we had this with a simple green salad and a piece of salmon … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Lunchbox baking with fruit

Good morning Monday morning...our first full week back at school and time for things to get a bit more serious. I am already feeling a bit woozy about what lies ahead but also keen to get into it. So much driving. So many diaries to think about. It's time to get organised...for my mental wellbeing … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Easy back to school mid week cooking

And so the school holidays are coming to a close for us here. They have gone fast haven't they? Sure there have been endless days and like most of our holidays not a great deal going on...but here we are ready to head into a busy year and I can't help but think it went so fast. We have got some … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Mid summer salads

When it's too hot to eat anything BUT salad and you are trying to move on from the overindulgence of the festive season, a salad is the perfect one stop meal for lunch or dinner. I make it the main event - no need for anything extra with the amount of flavour in these. Cucumber, dill & … [Read more...]

Pork Belly Salad

Because any salad that has pork crackle in it, is alright by me. I know that it has been the season of indulgence: lots of food, lots of drink, lots of cheese but last night I made a cracker of a salad that I just have to share with you guys. If, like me, you have been eating LOTS of the same … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: CHRISTMAS entertaining & cooking

You guys, it's almost here. I still haven't started any shopping, maybe this will be the week (it better be) and this time next week it will be Christmas Eve. Sheesh. We still have a bit to get through this week...school until Wednesday (heaven help us ALL), Melbourne cousins staying on Tuesday … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Meatless Monday

Oh friends, we are getting to the pointy end of the year aren't we? We still have a week and a half of school left (HOW?!) and we are all limping to the end. It's hot. We're tired and overworked. There's a huge week ahead for us in the shop and also with deadlines and last minute work stuff too. Rob … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Bring a plate

Oh we have hit the home stretch now friends haven't we? It's madness time around here and I know that we are not alone in this! We have concerts and events most nights this week, we have assemblies and drinks and catch up with friends. It's crazy but SO good - I do love this time of year although it … [Read more...]