Category Archives: Children

Orange-Vanilla Monkey Bread

I am always planning and plotting my next cake. On Sunday night, I made the lemon and poppyseed cake for school lunch box treats. But I knew that would be gobbled within about two days so on my lunch break … Continue reading

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Rosie: Beef Odyssey #3 – Casserole in a Crust

When you make a beautiful big casserole and want to serve it up for the family for a second night – because who doesn’t love having a night off making a meal from scratch – I find I generally have … Continue reading

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Cheese Scones

Woke up this morning. Realised I forgot to make bread dough last night and there were children’s lunches to be made. So I baked a small batch of cheese scones. Some recipes for scones have cream and eggs in them … Continue reading

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Bottling Apricots

I had to travel to Hobart and back for work a few weeks ago. When I got home, my husband and I had a lovely interaction that went something like this: ‘How was your day?’ he asked. ‘It was great!’ … Continue reading

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The Placenta Finally Gets Buried

I had a homebirth with my second child and it was one of the best experiences of my life. Little Solomon was born gently in the water in our candlelit bathroom at 12.12pm on 17 July 2009. Until last week, … Continue reading

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The Art of Eating

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Peach Breakfast Muffins

Our fridge is dying. I called about getting it repaired and was told that if the fridge was over 15 years old, which it probably is, then it would not be worth fixing. My husband and I had a little … Continue reading

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Improvisation in the Kitchen

Sometimes I will spend ages planning a meal – usually when guests are expected. But often, I won’t plan at all, and I find that those occasions – particularly when combined with hungry children and a less than fully stocked … Continue reading

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Rosie, the contrary calf

Having waxed lyrical in an earlier post about the wonders of house cows, I now need to vent about the problems of cheeky calves. When I got up this morning and looked out the kitchen window, there was Rosie – … Continue reading

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Apple & Cheese Soda Bread for a sick boy

I have been watching a bit of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s latest TV series, River Cottage Every Day. I have long been a devotee to his philosophies around food and its production and use. And I love his good honest recipes. Today … Continue reading

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