Food News

These stories vary from bizarre to extremely personal; delicious little morsels from around the globe that I think you might be interested in.

Here I also chat about developments with the blog, new sponsorships and partnerships with brands and flashy events I attend – such as the unforgettable Masterclass with Tetsuya Wakuda!

A random act of kindness

Posted on March 26, 2014


I’ve been having a really tough fortnight. There are about 10 different things weighing on my shoulders and they range from personal, to family, to unexplainable (yes, that is totally a category!).

Yesterday I wrote down all the things that have been bothering me on a piece of paper. It was an effort to make myself feel lighter – and it worked.

I was inspired to do that because of a random act of kindness that happened on Monday. I am still smiling to myself now as I think about it, and I just have to share it with you. (more…)

My favourite quick lunch (that isn’t a sandwich) + IMK March 2014

Posted on March 14, 2014


It’s the middle of March already – wow. This year is flying by!

Well, a new month means a new In My Kitchen post to share goodies I have been sent. Now, I have to admit that I have been sent quite a few things recently, but I only like sharing things I genuinely loved so only two gifted products have made the cut. Ouch, harsh Christie!

First up is my favourite quick lunch (that isn’t a sandwich). It’s a cold pasta salad made with fresh tomatoes, tinned tuna in olive oil, chives (or spring onion), olives, goats cheese (or fetta) and lemon juice. Delicious! (more…)

Autumn & Autism

Posted on March 7, 2014

me n pop

You are going to learn a few new things about me today. I suggest you go and grab a cup of tea, cos this might take a few minutes.

As you know, I don’t often share deeply personal things on this blog, it is mostly just pretty food and occasional baby pics. But that is going to change, and I hope you are OK with that.

My life has changed dramatically in the last 12 months and I haven’t shared any of it here. For my blog friends and readers all over the globe, I’m sorry for that – because after all, that’s what blogging is all about. Sharing.

I have just been conscious about keeping this a ‘food blog’, but it’s now going to evolve into more of blog about my family and life on the northern rivers. Don’t worry, there will still be food, lots of it, so don’t click away just yet. (more…)

Keeping It Real: Chuck everything in salad

Posted on February 4, 2014


Today is less of a recipe, more of a philosophy. A rough method, if you will.

Long time readers will know of my intense hatred of food wastage. Yes, hate is a strong word, but in this context it is warranted. I absolutely can’t stand allowing food to go bad in the fridge – it’s the reason why I keep my fridge well organised and clean pretty much all the time.

My favourite way to use up bits and bobs from the fridge and pantry is to make a salad. A chuck everything in salad. (more…)

The Belle General, Shelly Beach, Ballina

Posted on December 16, 2013


This is how I have to eat a lot of the time these days.

Classy, I know.

If you look closely you can also see egg yolk dripping down my arm.

Really classy, I know.

But I’ll tell you what, it was worth the sticky egg stains. That was one of the best bacon and egg rolls I’ve had up here in the Northern Rivers.

It’s from a brand new cafe called The Belle General at Shelly Beach in Ballina, and it’s got me salivating to get back and eat the rest of the menu! (more…)

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