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October 1, 2019

At times it begins with a thought; an idea starts to form in my mind. It may have been something I had read, smelt or tasted and in some cases it comes about from having a few egg whites leftover, a small amount of sour cream sitting in the fridge or I just generally h...

June 22, 2019

A slice of oozy creamy brie sat on top of a piece of Smyrna sun-dried quince and I was in heaven. As I stood there savouring every last morsel I cold feel the ideas blooming in my mind. Walnuts! Yes, walnuts! What if I was to put these three things together - the quinc...

June 9, 2019

My feet quickly scurried over the icy-cold pavers towards the carport; our second fridge lives out there and I grasped whatever it was that I was heading outside to get firmly in my hands before rushing back up to our blue front door. It was when I took that first step...

May 31, 2019

Butter; What is it that makes it so special? What is the very first thing that pops into your mind at the mention of it? Is it a golden, crispy-skinned roast chicken that has been smeared in the stuff? Perhaps it’s the sound of the knife, scratching over the surface of...

May 10, 2019

I really never used to look forward to the colder months; the change in seasons and the rain were more of a hinderance than anything else. But as my love for food and cooking grew so did my love for the above. I now look forward to these changes and everything that com...

April 16, 2019

My thick woollen turtle neck jumper slips on over my head and I pull a double layer of socks over my feet. Our little home, with its timber floorboards and cool draughts that sneak through the door can become quite the ice box at this time of the year. The season has c...

April 7, 2019

 The sun had not yet peeped over the horizon as I peeled myself from our cosy bed. I had set my alarm early that Sunday morning to allow myself enough time to bundle together everything i needed for this, the first of what I hope will be many, pot-luck "Instagram meet"...

April 2, 2019

Early morning rain had dampened the earth and the sun was playing peek-a-boo with the clouds. Mum, Beau and I quickly threw our legs over the rusted old gate at the entrance of the fibro shack two doors down. 

From our living room window I can see it; the large green le...

February 24, 2019

One of the many reasons I love cooking so much is that it can take us to faraway places. Places that we may have been to before or dream of one day traveling to in the future. Becoming adventurous with different recipes and ingredients and opening up our tastebuds to n...