Throwback Thursday, Lenten Promise and WIN a Samsung Galaxy Camera!!!


Throwback Thursday, Lenten Promise and WIN a Samsung Galaxy Camera!!! In light of our pending trip to Maui and our likely visit to Wholefoods (although it is 45 minutes from our hotel which will limit our visits) here is a throwback to September 2012 and what I ate for lunch for nearly 3 weeks and […]

Melbourne FUN!!!


Hi everyone! We are away for 4 days for a mini-holiday for the darling husband’s 50th Birthday!!!  We are staying at a beautiful, historic hotel and had a FULL day of walking the city – more than 7 hours and we are exhausted! I can’t get my laptop to work (uh oh – spilled water […]

Slow Cooker Sunday ~ Chicken Braciole and WIN one of my favourite things!

braciole  cu final

It has been a REALLY busy weekend cooking, the six foot teenagers birthday, running around this morning, and I had a nap this afternoon Consequently this is a bit short tonight but the dinner was not short on taste!  In my assertion that EVERYTHING can be related to a TV show (really Seinfeld or Simpsons), we […]

Salad Days ~ Creamy Tomato Chicken Salad! {WIN an iPad and iPrep stand!}

cream cheese tomato salad

Salad Days ~ Creamy Tomato Chicken Salad! It was H-O-T today! I usually do not feel the heat and will be the only one in the house in flannel pyjamas while my family walk around in shorts but, today, even I was hot! I had a lot of baking planned for you but I just […]

Boxing Day in Noosa ~ A, B, C and an EASY elegant dessert for NYE!

strawb final 2

A = Absolute Rest Day! B = Noosa Beach B = Boxing Day Shopping at Noosaville and Hastings Street in a civilised manner with my best girl rather than fighting with all the crazies at the sale B = Boxing Day Test….. C = Couch Potato (see above) C = Christmas Leftovers C = Chelsea […]

Absence makes the heart grow fonder……


I’m taking a little TIME OUT from recipes for yesterday and today but will be back tomorrow Yesterday I had an inspirational conference  but was in a downer mood and just needed the day to have my own little pity party so I would be ok today  And yes, I thought I was going to be […]

Snapshot Sunday (or Mum’s Bragging Rights!)

snapshot 8

I hope you’ll indulge me here! I am skipping Slow Cooker Sunday this week to bring you a moment of Mum Bragging Rights. On Friday night, the Six Foot Teenager, my beautiful boy, Jordan, graduated from High School.  It was quite an occasion and I am not sure how this happened so quickly! I am […]

ME Monday, Melbourne Cup and Lunchtime Shout Out!


Today I had the day off with the dancing daughter for an appointment and we spent the day together visiting places we like, like browsing at The Essential Ingredient, and having lunch at the BEST Hotel in Town!  A HUGE shout out to The Junction Hotel who made their salt & pepper squid for me […]

Slow Cooker Sunday ~ Buffalo Ranch Chicken

buffalo 1

Tomorrow I shall rest! That is my mantra after 2 very full days of cooking and cleaning.  Thankfully, my pantry organisation is now complete and I am quite pleased with the results.  It was an absolute disaster zone……hazardous to your health! I’ve also started organising my packing room downstairs and made an inordinate amount of […]

Snapshot Sunday ~ Dolphin Cruising!

dolphin 2

Today was an absolutely GLORIOUS day in the sunshine and spent with the most amazing group of people I could hope for.  The company, the weather, the scenery…..the dolphins… inspiring.  I was also wonderfully catered for (instead of a glutinous buffet) with a huge plate of steamed squid and fresh veggies that was super delicious […]