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Taking Stock

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 … [Read More...]

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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, … [Read More...]

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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 … [Read More...]

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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 … [Read More...]

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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 … [Read More...]

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The story of the 12 towels

The other day I was reading this post by Brooke at Slow Your Home. I had just donated the bulk of our towels to our day care centre, who had specifically requested them. But it was one of those things I'd never thought to donate because towels are useful, you know? They're not dust-gathering … [Read More...]

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5 Pinterest Things You Can Do Right Now

Pinterest gets a bit of a bad rap for having content so unattainable and perfect that regular mums just don't want to have anything to do with it. It hasn't really been the case for me (Slacker Mom Syndrome is killer) but I have found it so dang useful that I'm on it nearly ever day. Dinner? Sorted. … [Read More...]

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Pumpkin and Spinach Lasagne

Yeah yeah, I know - I have a thing for pumpkin lasagne. I can't help it, it's so damn good. As is using up a whole bunch of spinach or kale or silverbeet in one go with pumpkiny, cheesy surrounds. Now don't do what I did here in all my brilliance, and have lasagne sheets on the bottom. They … [Read More...]

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These are the Golden Days

The other day I was buying one of Smalls's birthday presents, and I couldn't resist getting myself a little something too. This These are the Golden Days print sums up pretty much exactly how I feel about parenting my two- and three-year-old right now. They are hilarious. And totally adorable. … [Read More...]

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That time I wrote a confession a day for 31 days

This time last year, I was well underway with a writing challenge. Myquillyn of Nesting Place had a thing where you wrote every day for 31 Days in October , about one topic. I mixed that up with 50 writing prompts from Fat Mum Slim and came up with a confession a day. Y'all, I will never write … [Read More...]

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Roasted Cauliflower and Brown Rice Salad with Dukkah

A little while ago, my lovely friend Ruth from Gourmet Girlfriend started a fun idea - the Clever Clogs Cooking Club. Signing up to the club means you get a special gourmet goodie in the mail every month, and a cool newsletter to go with it. Even better, you get an exclusive recipe card with ideas … [Read More...]

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Six tips for someone thinking of taking an online course

This is a sponsored post for Open Training Institute. Y’all, my brain is jam-packed. In a good way, though. For most of this year, I have been studying a Certificate IV in Marketing with Open Training Institute. And while it’s been somewhat of a juggle, it has also been incredibly … [Read More...]