15 Ideas to Make Halloween Easy, Delicious, and Fun!

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I love any excuse for a food or craft theme, and now that the girls are a little bit older, they really can get into the spirit of things. A ghost sandwich? They love it! So while they're still little and I haven't had any sleep since 1972, we're keeping things simple. Parents in the same boat, here are some simple but cool ideas to get you into … [Read more...]

Chipotle Lentil Rice Tacos


This is a sponsored post for SunRice. “I wonder how many lentils I’ve ever eaten in all my life?” I’ll always fondly remember this humble pulse as the staple diet of my favourite 80s pals The Young Ones. Neil the hippie was forever trying to make their student dollar stretch by eating boring health food everyone hated, like lentils and … [Read more...]

Taking Stock

Tiny Feet

Joining in with Meet Me at Mike’s, not stealing broth. Making : Nada Cooking : Risotto, lots of pasta, banana pikelets, apple pie, chocolate custard, and soup. Drinking : more herbal tea Reading : Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine, and The Wind in the Willows to the kids. Wanting : To never have to vacuum carpeted stairs again as … [Read more...]

Life at Mine


This is how I blog. Eventually the neighbours will get used to my weird taking-photos-of-my-food shenanigans (I hope), but there will never be anything more interesting to my kids than their mother climbing on the furniture. Smalls calls out "cawful, mum! cawful!" and I'm like "I'll be careful mate, thanks". Then I die of the … [Read more...]

Mushroom Risotto with Toasted Walnuts and Goat Cheese


This is a sponsored post for Power of Mushrooms. Are you one of the four million Australians who are vitamin D deficient? With that being just under one in four adults in Australia, I’m going to bet some of you are. Hell, I bet I am. Low vitamin D levels can leave you more at risk of risk of heart disease, Type II diabetes, hypertension, … [Read more...]

Take or Toss: America The Majestic Pictorial Cookbook


With Spectacular and Easy to Prepare Recipes from all Major Areas, y'all. Because of course. These are the kinds of things I collect from op shops, garage sales and random book fairs. Recipe books of old, American recipes, crazy photos, no photos, serious over-use of aspic,  and quaint advertising (The Ladies Handbook has gotta be one of my … [Read more...]

Vanilla Bean Baked Cheesecake


What's better than a baked cheesecake? Well, a vanilla bean baked cheesecake, of course! Courtesy of when I stocked up on vanilla beans at Costco so I could make my own extract. I saw on instagram that my mate Ruth had made her very delicious baked lemon and lime butter cheesecake and figured I would make it on the spot. But then I remembered … [Read more...]