Intentions for the year

Wow, where did January go?! I can’t believe that as I’m typing this, more than half of January has already whizzed by. It’s been a busy start to 2017 for me. After a year of focusing on my cook book and very little else other than the boys, I opened my doors to some freelance work….

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Finding a balance with food

Holiday gatherings so often revolve around food. For me, Christmas cake, mince pies and so on – are all tagged with nostalgia from my childhood, bringing happy memories of special times with my family. This year, more than ever, I’ve given some thought as to how I support Laurence through the festive season and beyond, in…

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Sweet Potato and Lentil Bolognese

My mum and sister arrived a couple of weeks ago from England and thanks to a misunderstanding with their arrival date, we ended up leaving straightaway for a week’s camping down the Great Ocean Road. This is a bit of an iconic tourist route in Victoria, winding itself around the bottom of the south coast….

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Cultivating a love of real food

I truly believe that if we can teach children a deep-rooted love of real food then most of our worries about whether they’re eating ‘well-enough’ will melt away. You see, I think that as a society we have become so detached from our food. Little attention is paid to where it was grown, let alone…

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A summer Christmas

I know it’s only the beginning of November but I am one of those people who get ridiculously giddy at the thought of Christmas (I have to sit on my hands from Mid-October onwards to stop myself from turning on the Micheal Bible Christmas album). This Christmas will be our fourth since moving to Australia,…

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Beach house love

So it’s been a few months now since we moved into our new house and things are starting to settle into place. The creaks are beginning to sound familiar and I’ve learnt how far to turn the taps to avoid getting scolded (although this still happens when Rob fills the kettle). There are still a…

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Starting somewhere

Hello me. I’m writing my first post to myself because I’m not entirely convinced that I have it in me to keep a blog going. Those that know me would probably find this odd because I love writing, indeed I’ve just handed in a stonking great big manuscript for my first cookbook. I also love…

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