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!

{tutorial, kind of} How to be a BAD food blogger

Posted on July 14, 2014


By BAD, I don’t mean bad-ass, as in, cool. I mean BAD as in CRAP.

This is obviously a tongue in cheek post. However, I have been a very bad blogger of late and I thought I might share with you some of the things you shouldn’t do.

So yes, if you want to be a GOOD blogger, do the opposite of what I say here.

These have been my crimes for the past 12 months… (more…)

Ballina Lakeside Holiday Park {Review}

Posted on May 19, 2014


This post is sponsored by Ballina Lakeside Holiday Park.

What’s the most stressful part of a family holiday for you? Is it the packing, the forgetting something or the kids not sleeping because you’ve relaxed the rules and they’ve eaten too much junk? Yep, me too.

But you know the MOST stressful part for us? The travel. Those awful early morning car trips to the airport, trying to keep the kids happy and quiet in small seats, navigating new terrain (and nearly ending your marriage because ‘someone’ can’t read a map – yes, that’s me), and the list goes on.

If we could eliminate travel altogether, that would be a great holiday for us. So we did.

We had a staycation (as opposed to a va(cate)cation). We holidayed just 20 minutes from our house, and we loved it! On the first night we were treated to the most amazing sunset, as you can see above. This spectacular act of nature slowly formed as we watched from the balcony of our two bedroom waterfront bungalow. It was the perfect start to our holiday. (more…)

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…)

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