homemade ‘splice’ ice blocks | fresh pineapple juice + vanilla bean yoghurt

Everybody had a favourite ice-cream growing up; whether it be a Bubble O’Bill, Cornetto or Calipo. I used to love going to the corner shop for an ice cream after school. For me – it was always a Chocolate Heart if it was for a ‘real special treat’, or a lemonade icy pole on those […]

dad’s famous fruit salad | a thomas family tradition

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

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 […]

tuna patties

If there were zombies coming to take over the world, I’d be doing one thing. I’d be buying up every tin of tuna I could get my hands on. Surely stocking a cupboard full of non perishable goods such as my beloved tuna would be a productive thing to do? I’d happily eat tuna every […]

grandma betty’s famous macaroni + cheese | a favourite amongst the grandkids

It’s our darling Annabubby’s 3rd birthday today and what better way to spend it than a day at the zoo. The girls have been talking about the giant daddy gorilla ever since and Ame and my backs are still sore after lugging the kids around up all of those hills. The absence of Pete and […]