Asparagus and Poached Eggs on Toast

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

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

A grainy 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

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 […]

Macaroni Cheese with Leeks

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

Roasted tomato tart

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 […]

Vegan Crackers and…Mr Easy-On-The-Eye

Crispy and crunchy

That Alfie is involved in so many pursuits I’m being kept on my toes.  I need to stay fit, strong and energised.  Yesterday I dusted off my gym gear and paid a visit to my ‘charity’.  Having dropped Alfie off to early morning band practise (just another thing), I arrived at the time where the […]

Mediterranean Salad


So…After the holidays we’re getting back into the routine and a whole new year. Archie is back at work and saving for some travel plans.  Remember his friend, Cockney-Dave?  For some reason he had to move out of the youth hostel where he had been staying and next thing he was on our back doorstep […]

3-Ingredient Cranberry Sauce

3-Ingredient Cranberry Sauce

Today was my right leg’s turn to be operated on. And yes, I am talking it up.  Not exactly an operation as such, just continuing on with the sclerotherapy and ligations I had last week on my left leg. After an ultrasound where my leg was marked-up I went into the operating room.  The surgeon […]