Fruit Muffins – Thermomix Recipe

This is my Thermomix conversion of my muffin recipe. This recipe has, for over a decade, been my serious go-to because almost everything can be substituted to cater for dietary needs or to clean out the fridge. Whether made i in the Thermomix or by the regular recipe, they turn out scrumptious every time! It’s Read More …

Fruit Muffins – Regular Recipe

This muffin recipe is my serious go-to because almost everything can be substituted to cater for dietary needs or to clean out the fridge. Either way, they turn out scrumptious every time! It’s awesome to have those recipes that are fail-safe for any circumstance. So, add this one to your collection. Fruit Muffins – Regular Read More …

Miss Joyful dons an apron

With her birthday party quickly approaching, Miss Joyful did not use her excitement as an excuse to stay up late and not get sleep. No, after dinner, she diligently set to work preparing sausage rolls before getting washed up and tucked into bed for a good night of sleep ready for the big day ahead. Read More …

Fostering Sisterhood (& Brotherhood)

I was raised with three sisters. I was the eldest and the age gaps were just enough that I did not really relate to or play with next sibling in line. Not often anyway. As the years marched on this created a divide into our teenage years where neither of us felt really supported and Read More …

Immuno-stimulant Potato & Leek Soup

With the Autumn weather rolling in, we have had a few friends out and about with a cough and one friend even bed ridden for several weeks. Try this soup with my immuno-stimulant spice mix to stave off those nasty cough and cold germs. It is simply tastes ‘warm’ without a sense of being spicy Read More …

Mum Moments 11 – Top Three Priorities – Part 3

Time to get back to it! Part Three at last! What are my top three priorities in this season of life? 3. Our community We love our community so very much. We have fantastic neighbours who are mindful of our comings and goings. They keep an extra eye on our home and our children and Read More …

Lyndal Gibson – Our photographer of choice

Special things happen in life. Weddings birthdays, baby showers, birth announcements, anniversaries and more. Many associated events involve much planning, catering for friends, family and sometimes colleagues. You celebrate together, enjoy good company and at the end of the day you find a place to close your eyes and savour all that made your day Read More …

Taking time to ‘reset’

It has been a tough couple of months that have passed. And, unsurprisingly, our writing momentum has come to a near-halt. Those cogs are still grinding, just slowly, clogged with the grit of real life. The grit came from many places. The dirt that gets walked in the front door – the mud of soccer Read More …

Finding Acceptance – Part Two

This post has taken us a long time to write, and even with a generous time frame it is still behind schedule. This is because some things in life are simply hard to articulate. For some things there are no real words. Intentionally or not, we rolled the dice. We were not sure what numbers Read More …

PJ Bear’s Green Custard

When Jeremy bought the Thermomix, I asked my Mum every day when it would be arriving. I got to use it for the first time two days after it arrived. Mum asked me a couple of weeks ago why I was so into cooking, especially, now that the Thermomix arrived. She asked if it was Read More …