Thursday, August 27, 2015

Recipe: Honey Mustard Chicken Pie

The other day, on facebook, I asked you if you had any freezer favourites. And then I shared one of my favourite freezer meals - this delicious honey mustard chicken pie. The recipe makes 3 pies. We normally eat one of the pies straight away and then place two in the freezer {for nights when the sh*t hits the fan and I am unable to do anything in the kitchen}.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Motherhood: the joy of storytelling

I love the written word - books, they float my boat! In fact I've been reading to my sons since they were in the womb! And to coincide with Book Week, Disney Junior The Channel has launched the second season of 'The Book of Once Upon a Time’ - read by Kate Mulvany, Australian playwright and actor. The series is available to watch on Foxtel, channel 709 every weekday night at 7.10pm, or at any time online.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Motherhood: I just want to be a Mum

When I was pregnant with my first son, my Nana took my hand and said that the years that she had her little ones at home {and she had five children} were some of the best years of her life. She had her babies at a time when people didn’t question whether a mother was returning to work – heck, most women never had jobs to return to.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Recipe: Lamb shanks with apricots and prunes

Now September is Spring - and September is right around the corner. But I am yet to see the weather begin to warm up down here in Canberra, in fact it was snowing in my backyard the other day. So I think that we still have some time to whip up a delicious winter warmer - like these lamb shanks with apricots and prunes. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Recipe: Ambrosia Salad

Have you heard of Ambrosia Salad? I didn't know that was what it was actually called 'Ambrosia Salad' until I googled it. I just knew it as the dessert that my Aunt Anita always used to bring to our family gathering in the 80's/90's.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Life: I'm guest posting over at Cotton On KIDS

I've been busy in the kitchen with these cheeky monkeys, but I'm sharing my content over at Cotton On KIDS today. So come on over and check out my recipes there.


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Recipe: Lamb, pumpkin and fetta parcels

When we were growing up my Mum used to make these delicious chicken and tarragon filo parcels. Now that I am a Mum, I love to whip up a filo treat for my family. I often see filo parcels at the butcher, but am disappointed with the quality of the filling or the price point.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Recipe: GoodFoodWeek's choc mandarin cheesecake featuring Sumo mandarins

My husband loves cheesecake and so when I was asked if I would like to participate in the Sumo mandarin blogger challenge – my mind went straight to cheesecake {closely followed by an 80’s classic ‘Ambrosia Salad’, but I’ll blog about that shortly}.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Recipe: Monday meal ideas - pork belly, get in my belly!

I love pork - practically any form of meat that comes from a pig is delicious! For special occasions, we love to put a whole pig on the spit and cook it over hot coals when we have family and friends around. But I have a soft spot for pork belly when few people crowd around our table {hopefully, I don't end up with a few softer spots from its consumption}. 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Life: I'm guest posting over at The Food Avenue

The other night, whilst I was attending the QT Canberra August menu launch, I got to catch up with the one and only Eileen from The Food Avenue. It was so great catching up {seeing as I’d been laying a little low after the Little Dude was born – breastfeeding and all}. She asked me if I would like to do a guest post for her and of course I said ‘yes’! So come over to her blog because I have a great entertainer’s recipe. Looking for something simple to make and yet, something that packs a punch in the flavour stakes and wows your guests? Well, my pulled pork taco {with crackling} is what you’ve been looking for.

GoodFoodWeek's food truck inspired pulled pork tacos

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