dad’s famous fruit salad | a thomas family tradition

Christmas decorations are in the shops – already!Β They seem to be creeping in earlier and earlier each year. At the beach for the school holidays, Mum and I’ve been discussing how exciting it is to have Elles Belles and Jez home for Chrissie. Which got me thinking about our Thomas family Christmas. Mum’ll have presents […]

‘love a long lunch’ | grilled lamb salad ~ as featured in the spring 2018 edition of graziher magazine

Does anyone else have a thing for rearranging furniture? I’ve been known to rearrange the entire contents of our living room from time to time, a task that involves dragging round the couches (oh the mess I find underneath) which generally results in a stubbed toe courtesy of our coffee table – ouch! The real […]

the ultimate roast dinner | mustard crusted roast beef with a horseradish sauce + yorkshire puddings

I’m such a dag. Do you want to know what I did last night after everyone left our place for Ali’s birthday dinner?Β I wrote Jamie Oliver a private message on Insta. It reminds me of the time years ago when I facebooked Leonardo DiCaprio after he missed out on getting an Oscar for his performance […]

chocolate buttermilk layer cake | the ultimate birthday cake | a donna hay recipe

I was 10 when the ‘twinnie bubbies’ were born. I can still remember seeing Dad walk through the school playground at little lunch searching for Pete, Elles and I to take us to meet our new little sisters in hospital. We drove the whole way to the ‘San’ with the windows down, honking the horn […]

cauliflower with saffron + pine nuts + sultanas | an adapted recipe from ‘moro, the cookbook’

The River and Wren markets were on in Wagga over the weekend. Cork Daddy and I took the girls for something to do and were really impressed. So many stalls selling local, homemade goodies; there was something for everyone. From sweet treats and health foods to wall hangings, baby clothes and jewellery, the show ground […]