Cauliflower, spinach and grilled vegetable salad

I am sure most of you can relate when I talk about the kids going wild. Yesterday was such a day. From the minute we woke, Alexander was what I can only describe as a demon child. Behaviour that I have seen before but not for an entire day. A cranky morning, yes for sure,…

Elena’s 5th Birthday

  On the eve of your birthday I write to say I love you my darling and miss you every day. Tomorrow you turn 5, oh how I wish I could see your big blue eyes as your open your special birthday surprise. 5 years without your smile, not hearing your laugh and without kissing…

Sweet Potato & Bean Stew

I started this post weeks ago, and it took me so long to finish it that I totally had to re write it. That is just how things roll with me at the moment. Intentions get caught out by the daily slog and battles. Do you ever just wish there were 3 or 4 more…

Dark chocolate and berry muffins

I think everyone in the whole world might have had a long week this week. Whether you have kids or not, it just seems that first week of September was a doozy. Most people I know have kids starting school or heading back after a glorious summer. The chatter around is just how frustrating and…

Spiced apple and peach jam

I grew up in a house in the city centre. We were extremely lucky to have a lovely long garden, with lots of trees and room to grow and play. Some of my earliest memories are of climbing the apple trees that marked the halfway point in the garden. On the right was a cooking…

Summer grilled corn

I don’t know about you guys, but I actually find it really hard to cook during the peak of summer. The days are way longer, little tiny humans get up earlier, work is long and hard and the heat just drains me and makes me less hungry. My son also feels these effects, by the…

Green Goddess Quiche

This week, I am doing a mini celebratory dance. I am now officially the sole owner of my house. The place I have raised my son, the place I have most of my memories of my daughter and the place I have made into our home. I made our home a home. Myself and Alexander…

Greek honey cake

Ok world of mummies, I need some feedback. It appears my child is either a) broken or b) has been swapped out (by the good witch) with a child that sleeps well. You see for the last three years since his birth, my son has never been a good sleeper. He has always taken a…

The ultimate cauliflower sauce

I am very excited to share something with you today that makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. I don’t think it is to everyone’s tastes. I have served it to other people in the past and although they liked it, you can always tell how much by the fact that they do or don’t…

Gingerbread men

Oh my lord, this last month has been just crazy, anyone else with me on this? Between my son’s birthday, the death of a friend, relatives visiting and buying a house, I have just been out of my normal sorts and routine and only now feeling the relief of getting back to basics. My youngest…