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toasted wattle seeds in small jar with a black lid

Over Christmas I visited Tasmania for a food filled extravaganza. On one of our day trips, we stopped to take a look at the jetty on Peppermint Bay when I spotted some coastal wattles with seeds pods ready to burst. I collected the seed pods and brought them back to Brisbane to toast and use… Read more

Filed in: Soups, Salads, Snacks

In My Kitchen… April 2019

round grape schiacciataa bread baked with grapes and rosemary sprigs pressed in, sitting on a cooling rack

What a funny old month March was. An unrelenting heatwave, no sign of Easter on the horizon and a frizzled modem, which severely curtailed internet activities including blogging. Nonetheless, I was diligent in taking photos to share what’s been going on In My Kitchen. In my April kitchen… …was an Italian style grape schiacciata. They… Read more

Filed in: Miscellaneous
pink and white skirt with pinkl belt purchased from an op shop

In case you’ve been living under a stack of toppled newspapers, you could hardly have failed to notice that the KonMarie method is all the rage. Marie Kondo has been teaching people how to fold and tidy for several years but the world has hit peak KonMarie since her series dropped on Netflix. Her catch… Read more

Filed in: Op Shops

In My Kitchen… March 2019

Last month I wrote about being organised In My Kitchen. I’d hate to see what my world would be like if I wasn’t. The days just fly by and this month is an exact repeat of last month, with just a couple of days tacked on the end. The heatwaves across Australia continue unabated, so… Read more

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Tahini Caramel Lunchbox Bites

cubes of puffed rice tahini caramel slice dipped in chocolate

I’m always on the hunt for recipes for homemade lunchbox treats. Muffins are a firm fave but I like to mix it up. I recently made a seed and oat dense baked muesli slice but wasn’t particularly happy with it. It didn’t spark joy. There had to be a recipe out there somewhere. I kept… Read more

Filed in: Baking & Dessert
white dish of purple plum & ginger relish with chunks of cheese and sourdough starter crackers in the background

I enjoy making jams and chutneys but with only two of us in the house, it takes forever to finish a jar of anything. Even gifting does little to make a dent into stockpiles. The answer is ‘small batch preserving’. There’s no need for kilos of fruit and sugar. This Plum & Ginger Relish is… Read more

Filed in: Sweets & Preserves
sign on a white board at reverse garbage saying fill a bag

Eons ago, I visited Reverse Garbage when it was in West End. We headed there to buy some bits and bobs to make costumes for the kids for my fancy dress 40th party. I hadn’t really had cause to re-visit, but a recent return reminded me what an amazing resource this business is. The concept… Read more

Filed in: Reduce Your Footprint