Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Life: what's in my kitchen this month

April, where did you come from? April brings Easter, Mr Moo's birthday {two years old already}, the husband's birthday and the AFL season in full swing. If you don't know already, my husband is a massive Geelong Cats fan and expects me to dress the boys in their Geelong jerseys for game day! We are really in Autumn now and there is some great local, seasonal produce in the markets at the moment.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Recipe: Rhubarb upside-down cake

My grandparents are selling their family home - a home that they have lived in for almost 60 years. Even though the home will be gone, there are so many things that will trigger wonderful memories for me with them at that home. First and foremost is rhubarb!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Recipe: Lamb and Barley Ragu

I thought that I would whip up another bulk meal, so that I could freeze some and pass it on to my friend who is having a bit of a rough time. I thought that this would be nice and warming {as I think, any day now, that this weather will start to cool down - it is Autumn isn't it?}. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Dude: 6 months

Wow - where does time go. It seems like yesterday I was writing about your birth story {which you can read here if you missed it}. You are the most perfect second baby - you go with the flow and you have been an excellent sleeper from day dot! I can't believe that you are 6 months old already, time really flys when you're having fun {it's fun, right? having to boys under the age of two}.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Recipe: Baked Beans

Do you have fans of baked beans at your house? Do you think that sometimes you just want to serve up breakfast for dinner because you know that it will be eaten? Do you think that this meal will go down well with your family? Well read on...

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Motherhood: 5 things you need to know about having young boys

So as you know I have two little boys now - Mr Moo is almost two and the Little Dude is almost 6 months {gosh, I can't believe where the time has gone}. So I thought that I would put a little post together about things you should know about having little boys.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Recipe: Spinach Rolls

The other day I thought that I would make up a bulk meal to help out a friend who was in a bit of a rough patch. I thought that I would make spinach rolls {in the awesome tin BBQ trays which means that you don't loose your Tupperware and your friends don't have any washing up} and then I realised that I had never blogged the recipe and I thought that it would be a good one to share with you {as I have written it out for lots of friends}. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Recipe: Chorizo Meatloaf

When shitty things happen to good people, I cook - because everyone needs to eat! Here is an excellent recipe for a delicious chorizo meatloaf that is super easy, tasty, can be good in large batches and freezes well. You can cook a few and give them to a friend in need or you can freeze them for when you have a newborn or just if you like making meals in bulk. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Life: Canberra's Longest Lunch

Did you know that almost 1 in 10 Australians suffer from asthma? I'm an asthmatic, my sister and my brother are asthmatic - and I am waiting to see if my children will be asthmatic. It will affect someone that you know because Australians suffer from the condition more than almost any other nation. But you can help the dedicated group of researchers who are desperately looking for a cure by eating lunch! Just eating lunch - how awesome is that?

Monday, March 16, 2015

Recipe: Pork cutlets with couscous and figs

I love fig season! I love that I am able to get fresh figs from my inlaws' tree. It's massive and we're able to harvest kilos each week when they come into season {just hope you get to them before all the birds do}. I love to eat the figs in sweet desserts or on toast with a little mascarpone and honey. But I thought that I would share with you this great dinner recipe using figs.