Vegan Peppermint Chocolate Squares

Vegan Peppermint Chocolate Squares

I have a friend, Kat, who is very fit and extremely health conscious.  I know she’s fit because every morning when I check my Instagram account, there will be a photo posted by Kat of the morning’s sunrise.  Kat rises early and power walks along our coastline and I stay home in bed and judge […]

Passionfruit Curd

Passionfruit Curd with fresh passionfruit

The good news is, Arabella is on a high.  After two surgeries and having been hoisting herself around on her cripple sticks since February 22, Arabella will be walking hands-free in 10 days time.  She is having hydrotherapy and physiotherapy twice a week and her leg is becoming stronger and she can almost bend her […]

Individual Chocolate Pavlovas and…The Chocolate Game

Individual Chocolate Pavlovas

When I posted a fig and prosciutto salad a few days ago, there was a reference to all the cousins at the party sitting down to play ‘the chocolate game’. I had many comments from people asking, ‘What is the chocolate game?’  It seems only Claire and I grew up playing this fantastic game and […]

Coconut Ice

Coconut Ice

All it takes is three ingredients! I haven’t made coconut ice for years and while prevalent in the 70’s at just about every church fete, school fair and fundraiser, it seemed to then just disappear off the scene.  But recently I’ve seen coconut ice pop up in a few different places so I’m thinking all […]

Candied Citrus Peel

Excellent for dinner parties

When I was growing up my mother loved to host dinner parties.  This was in the 70’s and not the era of dialling in a caterer, ordering in pre-cooked meals or even driving to the local deli for an antipasto platter.  That isn’t to say that some didn’t take a few shortcuts.  I remember being […]

Ladybird Cupcakes

Ladybirds out on the lawn

It’s Alfie’s birthday on the weekend and he’s going to be nine.  At his primary school, when it’s your birthday, you’re allowed to bring in something for the class to share. The school does suggest that you order cupcakes from the canteen or that you can bring in a box of ice blocks and I […]

No-Bake, Easy Hedgehog Slice and…Night Runs!

Quick, easy and no-bake

‘Night Runs’.  It’s been a while since we’ve had a post about Archie and his goings-on at boarding school. A few weeks ago Archie said to me, ‘I really miss boarding school; I just had the best time’. Now you have all heard me talk about the highs and the lows of Archie’s boarding school […]

Chocolate Whiskey Balls and…Christmas Eve Trauma

Very Christmasy but it's never too early to get ready!

My parents like to organise holidays for our whole family however lately there have been some comments from my family directed at my family like, ‘But there’s no hospital in the area’, and, ‘But I don’t think the medical centre is open after hours’, and, ‘Do you still have medical insurance?’  It’s as if we’re […]

Rum and Raisin Fudge and…Jogging

A quick and easy no-bake recipes

Do you remember me telling you about little Alfie running in his first marathon?  Well, it wasn’t actually ‘a marathon’ because it was just 5kms (3.1 miles) but when you’re running on seven-year old legs, I’d say it’s a marathon. The event he ran in is held every 12 months so in just a few […]

‘Chockie Night’ and Cherry Ripe Chocolate Slice

Cherry Ripe Slice

When I was in high school I had a friend who lived across the back fence and at their house, every Thursday night was ‘Chockie Night’.  Chockie Night was where my friend’s father would buy chocolates on his way home from work in the city, then catch the train, walk home from the station then […]