famous friends + cool companions: Stoffel the Honey Badger

famous friends + cool companions: Stoffel the Honey Badger

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed this morning when I noticed a post from I really really love science* going viral.  I knew instantly that the amazing Honey Badger Houdini was a little mate that I met in South Africa. Bearhands and I had our first big overseas holiday in September 2004.  He met me in […]

Goan Fish Curry + the numbers game

Goan Fish Curry + the numbers game

I can wrap up my week’s accomplishments in numbers: 7: hours spent last Wednesday in a round-trip to Ikea 45: dollars spent on meatballs, cheese and reindeer-shaped pasta 2: constructions with Bearhands’ assistance 4: unaided constructions 9 ½: toes remaining after repeatedly kicking my toe on a suitcase that I wasn’t clever enough to shift […]

six things I learned this weekend – Voices of 2014 launch

six things I learned this weekend – Voices of 2014 launch

I was sitting having lunch with family after Ant and Flic’s wedding a few weeks ago, when my Aunt, Merilyn, asked if Mum and I would be heading to Sydney again this year for the launch of Voices of 2014.  I shook my head, we weren’t. The Launch was just two weeks away and I’d […]

setting fire to my parachute

setting fire to my parachute

How has the first week of the school holidays treated you?  Ours has been filled with loom bands, glow-in the dark glitter glue (not even kidding!), musical bedrooms and burning parachutes.  It’s time for the Little Sister to vacate the nursery, for me to reclaim the office I gave up six years ago and (hopefully) […]

bite-sized savoury scones with prosciutto twills

bite-sized savoury scones with prosciutto twills

This post is brought to you by DON Smallgoods.  Is Don. Is Good. There’s a country song about a sunset not being a sunset without a girl in it.  I’m no sunset expert, but I do know food and in my book, party isn’t a party without prosciutto. These little bite-sized savoury scones do double […]

not a performance: the wedding wrap-up

not a performance: the wedding wrap-up

I’ll be straight up.  The true purpose of this post is for me to show off my ridiculously good looking family and share some photos from Ant and Flic’s wedding on Saturday night.  Just as long as we both recognise this for what it is. Deal? Saturday was steamy.  The sun emerged from wherever it […]

a big day, a bright future

a big day, a bright future

Today my little brother Ant gets hitched.  By the time this post is published, he and Flic will have promised each other all manner of things in the chapel of the school where they spent lots of time as kids. When Ant first popped the question, I wondered how on earth my baby brother was […]

homemade sausage rolls

homemade sausage rolls

Yesterday the heavens opened over the farm.  It didn’t drizzle.  It didn’t shower. It bucketed down.  A combine of farmers gathered in the shed and we shouted at each other over the noise of the rain on the tin roof.  Impromptu meetings of this nature have been a bit thin on the (dusty) ground lately, […]

three fast and fabulous frittata recipes

three fast and fabulous frittata recipes

This post is brought to you by Don Smallgoods. We caught up with a small portion of Bearhands’ extended family on the weekend for brunch.  Frittatas are traditionally a Spanish breakfast dish.  They’re tasty and perfectly portable, which made them the perfect choice for Saturday.  I made them, and while they were baking, threw some […]

how to poach a chicken breast

how to poach a chicken breast

So you googled “how to poach a chicken breast” and somehow you landed here.  I figure this is for one of two reasons: you’ve been invited to make sandwiches for morning tea at the local CWA hall, or you’ve embarked on some crazy 2.5 calories per day diet.  You’ve eschewed fat, dairy and booze.  You’re […]