Homemade Christmas Gifts

Don’t you just find that heartfelt gifts make the best presents. These are the gifts where the cost isn’t taken into consideration but rather the love and the time and the thoughtfulness is what excels in these gifts. As we are now just four weeks away from celebrating Christmas Day, I thought I’d re-post heartfelt […]

Blueberry Lattice Pie

Sometimes I fear that people think I make things up. But I’ll tell you what happened when I took Rosie to the vet anyway. I received a text message telling me the dear little girl was due for her annual immunisations and check-up.  When I made the appointment I told them I thought she had […]

Gingerbread Loaf

When I was in high school I had a friend Mattie who never showed any signs of wanting to cook.  Since leaving school we haven’t seen a lot of each other as he moved away from Sydney however, we do keep in touch through facebook. A few weeks ago he posted a photo of a […]

Quick and Easy Rocky Road

This post is sponsored by Nestle Healthy Active Kids. Recently I found out that almost half of Australian children are not learning any cooking skills.  I thought about my own childhood and realised I had learnt to cook from a young age.  I was given a children’s cookbook at the age of seven and I […]

My Food Bag

As people struggle with becoming more and more time poor, many are looking at ways of trying to outsource some of the more menial or everyday tasks that while being essential, are not necessarily tasks that require your own input or even valuable time. A growing trend is to outsource grocery shopping and there are […]

Coco Chocolate Christmas Chocolates

I was in the kitchen last night marinating some chicken for the barbecue.  Listening to the radio as I pounded lemongrass with a mallet, I heard a song come on the radio.  It was, I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus.  As we were still officially in the first week of November, it stunned me that […]

A Melbourne Cup Lunch

It’s known as ‘the race that stops the nation’.  In Victoria where the Melbourne Cup is held, it’s an official public holiday and across the nation, this is the one race where even those who wouldn’t know which way up to hold a form guide, will place a bet. While it’s not a public holiday […]

In My Kitchen, November 2015

The last month of Spring. In my kitchen I have dried fruits, glace fruits and nuts soaking in orange juice and brandy.  This weekend I had good intentions of making two Christmas cakes but alas, I’ve been out of the house so much it hasn’t possible.  The fruit and nuts continue to soak up the […]

ASKO Kitchen Appliance

This post is sponsored by ASKO. In my life’s journey I have had more than a few dishwashers.  My favourite was an ASKO that departed from me when we sold our home and the beloved appliance was considered a ‘fixture’. When we moved into our current home there was a brand new European dishwasher that […]

Kininvie Whiskey

A few weeks ago I was invited to a whiskey tasting.  I am definitely not a whiskey connoisseur but I know many people are very enthusiastic about the spirit so I thought this would be my opportunity to learn something about an unfamiliar drink.  And I took Drew with me; because he’s in the ‘very […]