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The Quick Lunch: Pasta Aglio e Olio

    Aglio e Olio - otherwise known as garlic and oil, otherwise known as YUM. Y'all I am getting so much better with branching out and making a decent lunch. I am the slackest human ever, if there's no leftovers to reheat, chances are I'm not going to eat much of anything. A … [Read More...]

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What I Buy at Costco

I make no secret of my love for Costco. I mean seriously - a 2 kilo jar of jalapenos, what's not to love?! I'm often asked what I get when I go there, so I thought I'd write a little list of what I buy at Costco, and what I hear other people get that sounds pretty good! It's so cheap, I feel … [Read More...]

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

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 … [Read More...]

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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 … [Read More...]

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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 … [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...]