gingerbread house

Hands up if you’ve ever made a gingerbread house before? I love making one at this time of year. There’s something really nice and carefree about setting time aside to do nothing other than faff in the kitchen, designing and constructing your own little gingerbread house. With life feeling increasingly busier and busier, somehow it […]

tarte tatin

I was pulling this out of the oven tonight when Timbo got the phone call from his mum; his grandma Lyn had sadly passed away. Lyn, more commonly known as ‘Nin’ to her 6 grandkids, 10 great grandkids (and counting), was an absolute larger than life character. Always with a huge smile on her face, […]

pear + ginger cake

Is there anything better than some good old fashioned country hospitality? Nothing says ” I love you” more than a thoughtful display of home cooking. And with covid restrictions lifting and regional travel opening back up again – we’ve got family coming to stay. Who cares if the house is a mess; the washing pile […]

french toast

I have a confession to make. Whilst so many of you “essentials” are out there working hard to keep everyone safe; keeping our economy ticking over, do you want to know what I’ve been doing? I’ve been at home writing an acrostic poem. About French toast. A FRENCH TOAST ACROSTIC POEM! “Are you serious?” you […]

fairy meringue kisses | sweet little pink meringues filled with chantilly cream

Charlotte brought home a recipe for these ‘fairy meringue kisses’ from a cookbook she found at school in her classroom. Pause for reaction. Like mother, like daughter some might say. Char fell in love with “pavalova” last Christmas and has always had a soft spot for whipped cream (doesn’t everyone!?) so it’s easy to see […]

chocolate brownies

I saw something on Facebook the other day that said “Find out what Donna Hay’s favourite kitchen utensil for under $20 is!” Of course I couldn’t help but click on it and for some unknown reason, the page didn’t load. Bugger. Anyway, I then got distracted doing something else and annoyingly, I still don’t know […]