Roasted Tomato and Leek Quiche

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang and Frico Landkaas Cheese. I meet with Tiago, my personal trainer, once a week.  He’s not just interested in sculpting me, he’s also obsessed with my diet. When I met with him last Friday he asked, ‘What did you have for dinner last night?’ I said, ‘Champagne’. And he looked […]

Spring-Fresh Salad

I do love this time of year as the days become longer and we click over onto daylight saving time and every day is warmer than the one before, and all around, everything turns green, green, green. But before we get onto the green, green, green, salad, I have to show you a brand new […]

Garlic and Coriander (Cilantro) Paste

In my latest In My Kitchen post, I showed an image of a garlic and coriander paste I made to marinate some pork skewers.  A lot of you showed interest in that paste and asked if I would share the recipe. The recipe comes from a favourite restaurant of mine, Spirit House.  As the restaurant […]

Asparagus and Poached Eggs on Toast

With the exclusion of the Gen Y’s who are reading my blog, would it be fair to say Gen Y’s are useless?  They’re not stupid as they’re perfectly capable of getting amazing results for their final school exams, and they walk right on into amazing universities, and they hold down jobs.  They can even converse […]

Roasted Pumpkin, Sage and Spinach Quiche

The little guy does swim squads three afternoons a week but actually, it’s more like three evenings a week because we don’t arrive home until after 7pm. By then everyone else is walking through the door and announcing their state of hunger and looking with great hope around the kitchen. If we don’t want to […]

Tarragon Honey Mustard

One of my favourite indulgences is a long hot shower.  I usually lean against the wall and let the water pelt onto my back while I clear my head and enjoy a few moments of solitude. Yesterday I was home-alone with just the little guy and I thought before hopping into the shower I would […]

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

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 […]

Macaroni Cheese with Leeks

I’m not in Bali yet but almost. Thanks for all your positive comments that the kids will be just fine.  However, because my ability to think positively is crumbling, I’ve brought in the big guns. Yes, Archie (Useless) and Arabella (the Cripple), still don’t have to share the house with a live-in watch-dog but in […]

Tomato and Thyme Tart and…My Bio-Age

I’m reconsidering my relationship with Tiago.  It’s no longer exclusive because he’s now seeing Drew twice a week, Archie once a week and he even met with Arabella before she crippled herself once more. The tension between me and Tiago is not only because he’s now so busy it’s difficult for the two of us […]