Sunday, April 13, 2014

Recipe: veal and leek ragu with pappardelle

It's raining, it's pouring and I don't want to leave the house with little man - it all seems to difficult. Why don't we just bundle ourselves up in tracksuits and warm socks and pop on a children's program or two… It gives me the perfect opportunity to do some delicious slow cooking, which is exactly what we need for this veal and leek ragu!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

What are we meant to do with negativity in our lives?

Each morning, I wake up and I am thankful for all that I have been given. I am thankful for a loving husband. I am thankful for a beautiful, healthy and smart son. I am so thankful to be pregnant again. There are so many things that I am thankful for.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Recipe: creamy pesto chicken with gnocchi

I love the word Gnocchi. I also love the texture of well cooked Gnocchi. If you have experienced thick, tough gnocchi then you have probably eaten an extremely over cooked gnocchi. But if you can get your hands on some freshly made gnocchi and you have 3-4 minutes to watch it cook, removing it just as the gnocchi floats to the surface...then you should definitely have a go at making this.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Recipe: Smoked Chicken Mac and Cheese

I was watching My Kitchen Rules the other night and I saw the nasty girls from WA make a 'mac and cheese' - and I thought to myself that this might be a dish that my little man would like (and also my husband). They both love pasta - and it would give me the opportunity to hide a few good things in there too.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

After the fairy-tale… love, marriage and inlaws

Once upon a time there was a princess who met her prince charming… You know the story, it’s love at first sight, and they get married and then live happily ever after. But what about the inlaws? What ever happened to them?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Recipe: pork and wombok salad

I had such an amazing time at The Hospitality Establishment. And I really enjoyed the pork and wombok salad that they taught us to create as an entree. The flavours were delicious and it has really taught me that you can really get a lot of flavour out of some pretty simple cooking.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Hospitality Establishment

A few days ago, I had the pleasure of attending The Hospitality Establishment with my Mum to partake in their Dumpling making course. This isn't a sponsored post, however I was lucky enough to recieve the evening as a Christmas gift from my brother! And let's just say that the night was so amazing that I would love to book into a few more nights.

Friday, March 28, 2014

A bun in the oven

I know things have been a little quiet on the blog of late and it has been such bad timing -  having a lull after I was featured in The Canberra Times, but it couldn't be helped. I've dropped a few hints over social media that I would announce what I had been working on shortly…and the time has come!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Thanks to those who nominated

Nominations are now closed for Australia's biggest blogging competition that uncovers the best reads and I am thrilled to announce that I am a nominee. Thanks to those reader's who nominated me!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The #52project - 10/52 and 11/52

I've been really slack with my #52 project posts. That's not to say that I haven't been taking photos of Mr Moo and recording all of his growth and development. He really is the happiest little man that I have ever met and we are so blessed to be his parents.