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 sneak peek inside my fridge (take two!)

Posted on November 1, 2013

fridge

Today I’m joining in with the lovely Sonia from Natural New Age Mum and sharing photos of the inside of my fridge!
Long term readers of this blog may remember me doing a similar post all the way back in 2009, although I’ve enjoyed doing it again to see the changes and constants in my diet. I’m also a bit of a neat-freak when it comes to my fridge and it all comes back to preventing as much waste as possible. If it’s tidy you know what you have and you use it and don’t buy doubles of things! It’s another reason why I put most things in clear containers too. (more…)

In My Kitchen: cookbooks, condiments and more!

Posted on October 26, 2013

ancient-grains

There have been so many yummy things in my kitchen over the past few months and I have been busting to share them with you. However, a certain little cutie pie (and his sister) have been keeping me very busy.

But, here I am finally, showing off the goodies that I’ve been sent, mostly gifted*, since May/June.

First up, my dear friend Catherine Saxelby’s newest book Ancient Grains* which is jam-packed with delicious recipes and beautiful photography. It focuses on healthy meals featuring, you guessed it, ancient grains like quinoa, buckwheat, millet and more. These grains are becoming more and more mainstream (which is great) and are a fantastic way to vary your diet both for reasons of taste and nutrition. With both sweet and savoury treats, it’s definitely a great gift – perhaps a good stocking filler for xmas? Buy it here.

Next, Anathoth Passionfruit and Lemon Curds*. OMG, yum! Curd is an easy thing to make, but it’s just so convenient to have ready-made in the fridge to slather willy nilly on pikelets and toast or dollop onto ice cream or yoghurt. I’m also very partial to eating with whipped cream and crumbled shortbread. Lush! This brand is available at the supermarket too, which is very handy. (more…)

My baby boy and growing spring onions from scraps

Posted on October 23, 2013

maxi

I’m baaaaaack!

Hello there lovely reader, thanks for coming to visit here again after my super-long hiatus. Just in case you forgot, I was away cooking up my gorgeous little cherub of a son. Isn’t he adorable? (Just nod, it’s the best thing you can do for a hormonal, loved up new mum!).  (more…)

Slow down, recharge, refresh

Posted on June 26, 2013

Last week my mobile phone died. It turned itself off and started flashing the apple symbol. Deary me, it was a very sad sight.

It happened the day after my husband left for an overseas trip. He’s gone for three weeks, and I am just under 6 weeks away from giving birth to my second child.

Talk about bad timing.

Instead of getting upset, I’m taking it as a sign from the universe to unplug, slow down and relax. I’m notorious for putting too much on my plate (in life and at the dinner table), so I’m really forcing myself to pay attention to any signs that might indicate I am stretching myself too thin (no pregnancy pun intended!). (more…)

No knead homemade bread from scratch tutorial with step by step photos! #ggbreadrevolution

Posted on May 29, 2013

Do you avoid making your own bread because you don’t have the time OR don’t have the energy-slash-hands free (I’m looking at you mamas!)?

That used to be me. But that all changed when I came across a photo on instagram with the hashtag #ggbreadrevolution. I can’t remember who it was that actually posted the photo, but it was a beautiful loaf of bread, so I immediately clicked the hashtag and delved deeper.

What I found was a Melbourne Mum of five boys with a blog called Gourmet Girlfriend and her revolutionary adaptation of a NY Times no knead bread recipe. She promised it was easy peasy and every loaf would turn out perfectly. It made me curious, to say the least. OK, I’ll admit, I was damn right excited!

I followed her instructions that night and the next morning, voila!, a beautiful loaf sat on my kitchen bench. I was super impressed with myself, and I was hooked! No more supermarket bread for this family.

Today I’d like to show you my slightly adapted method in all its step by step glory and I strongly urge you to give it a try. It’s really sooo easy – even for a Mum of a 2.5 year old toddler and I’m also 30 weeks pregnant!

I’m so committed to this cause that I even went out and purchased a big 20kg sack of flour and a barrel to store it in last weekend. Without further ado – let’s get easy homemade bread making! (more…)

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