Decorum, please

There’s a thing on the internet this week that’s making its way around via the usual channels – I found it on twitter –...

Veg on the side

Our evening meal often consists of ‘meat and three veg’.  The meat might be salmon, or a bbq’d butterflied leg of lamb, or a...

Rant 2.0

Do you remember that post I wrote a few weeks ago about being asked to prepare gluten-free food for a group of kids at my daughter’s...

On blogs and blogging

Just one of your garden variety battles with pre-pubescent daughters, something I can usually handle, but last night I didn’t.  We were out, running...

Not lamb Tajine

Tajine? Tagine? Either spelling is correct, apparently.  I think ‘tajine’ is French. I intended to make a lamb tajine in my new tajine* but...

Wonderings

Here’s a thought. Information is valuable, right?  Those who have the information, have the power.  But those who have the information also have some...

Tajine

This is my new favourite thing.  This is a tajine, and this is what the girls bought me for Mother’s Day. I’ve always wanted...

Frittata de tox

My parents have half a dozen chickens but not the appetite for six eggs a day.  As a result, we are often given a...

New Me

Two weeks into the Dr Joshi diet and I’m feeling really positive.  I’m sleeping more soundly than I have before.  I’m not sure what...

Mini mud cakes

After making four and a half sheet cakes, I used a small round cookie-cutter (might actually have been a Scone Cutter) to cut as...

week on report

So you already know I’ve failed to manage the blog-per-day.  And there have been no new chapters in the novel.  And I haven’t made...

I just died of garlic

This is Day Two of the Dr Joshi See How Hungry You Will Feel After A Day Without A Cheese Sandwich Detox and I’m...

Injury time

(I just wrote a whole post about how our bag went missing on our return flight to Canberra from the Gold Coast but it...

Life lessons

The other day I popped out of the house for about five minutes to visit the neighbours, leaving Madeleine home alone.  I don’t know...

staples

When I was cleaning out my pantry this week I realised that there are some things I was hanging onto just in case I...

Purge

Yesterday I threw a bit of a tantrum. I feel like we are out-growing this house that we are living in and sometimes I...

Basics

This is one way to roast a chicken.  We have a roast chicken once a week; I buy one at the Farmers’ Markets from...

Gobsmacked

I just had the most extraordinary conversation.  I still can’t quite believe it happened. I’ll try to tell you it without giving away the...

Basics

The girls are 10 and 13 now and according to reality television cooking shows they ought to be making things like Pork Belly with...

she says it better

Yesterday I had to have an ultrasound scan of my uterus.  I know, I know, you probably don’t really care to hear this, and...