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 […]

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 […]