Caramel Pork with Green Apple Salad and…Geriatric Care

Apple and mint salad

Last week I phoned my vet to ask if he could see my two girls, Ruby and Rosie.  He asked what their presenting issues were and I said, ‘Geriatric care’. My girls are in their twilight years and becoming more precious by the day. Today was their day of reckoning so off we went in […]

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 […]

Thai Red Curry Pork with Pineapple and Ginger

Red Curry of Pork, Pineapple and Ginger

Thank you all for your concern for Arabella.  She has bounced back – bounced right back into the arms of her boyfriend, the one who was the ex-boyfriend for around 16 hours.  Yes, it appears ‘the break-up’ was just a slight hiccup on the romantic path to happiness. When I made the pork satay skewers […]

Chargrilled Eye Fillet with Massaman Curry Sauce

Steamed greens are a good accompaniment

In a previous post I mentioned to you that while we were on a family holiday in Noosa, Maureen and Claire, two amazing bloggers who have become my friends, came over to our apartment for dinner, (except that Claire could only stay for a drink as she was double-booked). You would think that seeing there […]

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Sticky Pork Ribs with Honeyed Plum Sauce

The other morning I didn’t want Alfie to be late for school (again) so I was rushing him and standing at the front door yelling, ‘Come on, you don’t want to be late, get your bag on your back, let’s go’.  But he was stuffing around in the kitchen doing who knows what yelling back […]

Penang Curry and…Heightened Anxiety

Penang Curry with Braised Beef Shin, Green Peppercorns and Basil

Archie’s given me an anxiety disorder. On Thursday night Carl and I went out and when we came home Archie was out.  Arabella told us that he was staying the night at Webb’s.  Webb lives five minutes away from Archie’s uni so Archie likes to stay there occasionally and enjoy a bit of a sleep-in […]

She Knows & Chicken and Barley Stew

Great on a wet windy night!

She Knows is a women’s blogging site that is all encompassing and includes entertainment, beauty and love, parenting, home and living, food and health and wellness.  She Knows has listed their favourite Top 10 food bloggers and I was honoured and overwhelmed to be included on their list. I thought I would introduce you to […]

Twice Cooked Chicken Wings and…In the Spirit of the Super-Bowl

Twice Cooked Chicken Wings with Five-Spice and Black Caramel Vinegar

Here in the Southern Hemisphere we are a long way from that Nation-stopping event, The Super Bowl.  But that doesn’t mean we don’t do our bit to join in on all the excitement. I read on the Three Cookies blog this morning that while watching the Super Bowl, Americans will consume 1.25 billion chicken wings.  […]

Tapioca Pudding and…First Week Back Melt-Downs

Tapioca Pudding with Palm Sugar Sauce

The day the primary school children return to the classrooms is the day the parents who linger behind at the school gates face one of their greatest moments of testing.  Firstly, because they are wondering which teacher their child ended up with and secondly, who else is in the class. Some parents try to take […]

Braised Beef with Cassia and Star Anise and…Formally Drained

Braised Beef with Cassia and Star Anise

Next week Arabella will start her final year of school.  And while she’s whingeing and moaning about what a tough year it will be, I’m buoyed by the fact that with Arabella being in her final year that must mean we only need to survive one more formal. Formals give me a feeling of dread. […]