vegan mushroom walnut pasties

Mini Mushroom & Walnut Pasties {vegan}

Ah, it’s good to be back! I have missed spending time in this creative space, but blogging is the first thing to go when life gets crazy! A couple months back, once my son started school, I began selling cakes at a weekly market, and life suddenly got very full. It’s been a huge learning…

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad Pesto Vinaigrette

Roasted Vegetable & Quinoa Salad with pesto vinaigrette

I’ve fallen a little in love with quinoa salads lately. In particular, Cookie & Kate’s favourite quinoa salad, which is such an easy dish the make, even at the last minute. On Christmas Day, our guests were milling about and chatting, it was after noon and time to eat, and I threw it together in…

Chunky Roast Pumpkin Cashew Dip Vegan Gluten Free

Chunky Roast Pumpkin & Cashew Dip {vegan, gf}

What’s summer without a road trip? I only realised last week when chatting with a friend, that this habit was set down early in life. Our family lived far west of the state, many hours’ drive from grandparents, and so it was from a very young age that we made the annual trek east every…

Corn and Zucchini Muffins {vegan, gf}

Corn & Zucchini Muffins {vegan, gf}

It was the last day of preschool for the term, and I asked my son what he would like to take for their break up party. He replied, “Corn muffins and popcorn”. Preschool has been a learning curve for both of us; him to warm up to a new space where Mummy is not present…

Swiss Chard, Feta Cheese & Egg Pie

Did you ever win the lottery? No? Me neither! But I did receive an exciting phone call the other week telling me that my application to The Great Australian Bake-off had been successful, and would I bring in two of my favourite bakes to an audition next week? Would I what? Of course! What an honour…

Giovanni’s Sausages with Potatoes & Rosemary

I’ve been entertaining fantasies, but it’s not what you think. There have been flashbacks to Thailand; riding a moto through the city at night. There’s the allure of the shopping mall and the dream of shopping without having to stop at every mechanical car to let the toddler play. There’s  jealousy at a single friend’s freedom…

Warm Lentil & Coriander Salad

It’s spring! Finally! We have blue skies and sunshine for what seems like the first time in a very long time! The winter just past was so cold and long… and cold. So we are revelling in the change of season, and looking forward to enjoying the outdoors once again. I have ventured into the…