Raw Spelt Muesli

Serve with fresh berries

Just quietly, Miss Arabella and the boyfriend are no more. I can’t say too much but he was invited to Archie’s 21st and he’s now been uninvited.  I didn’t ‘uninvite’ him.  Prior to the announcement of her newly proclaimed single status, I did send the boyfriend a text asking if he could help us, on […]

Moroccan Chicken

Moroccan Chicken

We all know that life isn’t fair and that good people are not immune from having bad things happen to them.  And when people we love are struck by something they never saw coming, it creates opportunity for those around them to show they care. Just before the end of the year, Carl and I […]

Mum’s Cherry Chutney – Perfect with Turkey or Ham

Cherry Chutney

When I was growing up there were a lot of traditions to be observed.  Christmas had the bulk of these traditions. On Christmas Eve my mother would be up at around half past five to begin a day spent in the kitchen and in the climbing heat. In the early evening my father would gather […]

Stuffed Pork Loin with Primavera Salad

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Yesterday we had close friends coming over for lunch.  We normally catch up quite regularly but this year has been more frantic than usual and these friends have also done some traveling so it’s been almost 12 months since we last enjoyed each other’s company. Sunday was a beautiful warm day and just perfect for […]

Pork Satay Skewers with Peanut Sauce

Makes about two cups

Earlier this week I posted about my family’s birthday get-together.  I mentioned I had made pork satay skewers with a peanut dipping sauce and showed an image I had taken on my i-phone of the cooked satays. From the wonderful comments it became clear that quite a few of you were interested in the satays […]

Three Vegan Dips

Three dips with potato crackers

Last month we celebrated Arabella’s 19th birthday and as you know she had a small party to celebrate.  I’m a big believer in serving food at teenage parties and although Arabella kept insisting I wasn’t to make anything because, ‘no one will eat it’, I ignored my wise old sage and stepped into the kitchen. […]

Slow-Cooked Beef Cheeks with Mushrooms and Red Wine

Slow-cooked beef cheeks

Since starting my blog I’ve become addicted to visiting blogs every morning.  I like this for the sense of community I feel from being invited into a part of your lives but also because I love the sneak peek into your kitchens and seeing what you’re putting on your table.  I find this inspiring and […]

Raw, Vegan Protein Balls

Vegan!

Archie is stressed. And over-worked and over-tired. It’s because Rent opens in just over two weeks and Archie is feeling the pressure.  He says Jonathon Larson wrote a musical score that can kill a singer’s voice because of the range the performer has to sing coupled with the length of time his character has to […]

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan Flan

Italian Dessert

I promised I would share with you the dessert we enjoyed at Balla last week.  Coming from the Umbria region of Italy is this gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan flan that uses simple ingredients, is easy to make and can be served with fresh fruit, custard, cream or ice cream (depending on what you are giving up […]

Beetroot Hummus and…a Walk to School

Beetroot is currently in season

It’s now winter in Sydney and the last two days have been noticeably cooler.  This morning when I was asking Alfie to get dressed for school he said, ‘Do I have to wear a singlet?’ ‘Yes, put it on; it’s only going to be 19′, (66F). When we were leaving the house he asked, ‘Do […]