dad’s famous fruit salad | a thomas family tradition

Christmas decorations are in the shops – already!ย 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 […]

the BEST pikelets

I’m sure you’d all know someone with an old folder in the cupboard above the stove. The type of folder full to the brim with decades old recipes. Granted, they’re probably all so scuffed and torn that you’ll hardly be able to read them. I sometimes find deciphering the handwriting is harder than cooking the […]

the original all-bran muffins | the ultimate lunchbox snack or on-the-run breakie

I recently bought a box of All-Bran. Random I know. I thought I might enjoy eating it for breakfast. Turns out, that wasn’t the case and it’s just been sitting in the pantry ever since. Not in it’s original packaging mind you as everything that enters our pantry, enters at it’s own risk. Packaging is […]

T.Y.S juice | freshly squeezed granny smith apple + fennel + lime juice

I did think about coining this ‘gumtree juice’. I’m sure there are loads of you out there that have juice making machines collecting dust in a cupboard somewhere. I’ve always wanted one and finally bit the bullet – I found mine on gumtree this week. The main reason behind me wanting to buy a juice […]

calling all dad’s out there! | how to earn brownie points this mother’s day | a must read

A good friend of mine, who I mustn’t name, is always banging on about the ‘points system’. You cook dinner – you get points. You stay out too late at the pub and mope around the house all day – you’re in the red. Your wife goes on a girls weekend away and you look […]

big breakie | mushroom + rocket omelette w cherry tomatoes + haloumi

Everyone should know how to make a killer omelette. Once you get the basics right, you can add absolutely anything you want, think bacon, feta, capsicum, parmesan cheese, chilli flakes, asparagus, smoked salmon or spinach. An omelette will take you from breakfast to brunch to lunch to dinner and can be made to feed an […]

weekend brunch tips | friends staying over | cooked breakfasts made that little bit special

Anyone need some tips for jazzing up their weekly breakies or need some inspo for the weekend when you have friends staying over? With the Easter long weekend on our doorstep you are bound to find something below that will help you create a special ‘hot breakfast’ for your guests. A good breakie at home […]