Mum Moments 14 – Prepare for Christmas

What is one thing I can do today to prepare for Christmas this year? Hmm, well I can think of a few things that I can do. Here is the beginnings of my list: Start saving! Normally Christmas savings is something that I am all over before New Years even strikes. However, starting out this Read More …

Embracing a ‘Pay It Forward’ Spirit

If Jeremy and I could credit one thing for the reason we are so truly blessed on a day to day basis it would be that we have jointly adopted a ‘pay it forward’ spirit. It is not something that was 100% there as a shared life focus to begin with but was certainly something Read More …

Kristy’s Stonefruit Slice – Regular Recipe

I don’t purchase fruit for this recipe.  I either use fruit from the tree, in season, or tap into my preserved fruits after they have been thoroughly drained. Kristy’s Stonefruit Slice – Regular Recipe Votes: 3 Rating: 4.33 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe My grandmother has a recipe quite similar to this that she Read More …

How we included our bonus children in our marriage

It feels like this year has just slipped by and here I am about to tell you a bit about our first wedding anniversary which was already over 10 months ago.  (Bring on number two!) With a number of other bonus parents getting married this year and into the next, the question has been raised Read More …

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 …

Quick and Easy Sausage Rolls (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 …

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 …

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 …

Pj Bear Makes His Mark

We know that some of you have noticed a some twitter wars within our family. Ultimately, this is all because young PJ Bear has had his mark on the social media community as as the ‘Ever Hungry Chef’ which is a pretty apt self-description really. PJ’s cooking capers have really taken off since my purchase Read More …