All posts tagged ‘winter

spinach feta pine nut gozleme

Spinach, Feta + Pine Nut Gozleme

It seemed to come out of nowhere, but I feel the period of transition has come to an end. The last tears have finally been shed. However, they certainly went out with a bang. I subjected my friends, and my ego, to a couple of public weeping sessions. Not the tears rolling down the cheek, feeling overwhelmed type of […]

Red lentil tarka dhal

Red Lentil Dhal

I live by the sea, and the cold wind blows strong. In summer it is a real asset. It smells of salt and coconut. There are children with spades digging channels and teenagers jumping off the pier. And we all spend hours in the crashing waves. For me however, its true beauty is revealed when […]

appleteacake

Apple Cinnamon Tea Cake

Last week I was told by a friend, one I don’t know all that well, that they were surprised to hear about my wild teen years and ‘troubled’ past. They had always thought I was so conservative.  Conservative! I couldn’t believe it! It’s been on my mind ever since. It is quite intriguing how other […]

bakedbeans

Mustard-Maple Baked Beans, with Goats Cheese

  After a 2 week hiatus I am back. Apologies to those of you who were eagerly awaiting a new recipe in your inbox – I found I was placing unnecessary pressure on myself to get a blog post done. I decided to just let it go. Mind you, it was a difficult decision for […]

Spiced Pumpkin and Pecan Muffins

Second week in a row I am posting a recipe for cakes/muffins. Apologies if it’s a bit boring – it is just what I happen to be cooking.. I was inspired this week by a combination of things. There was the lovely @inkedincolour who posted a gorgeous recipe for pumpkin cakes, they looked incredible and I was […]

lemon poppy seed cakes in tin

Little Lemon Poppy Seed Cakes

Just a quick post this week, whilst I settle into my new ‘full capacity’ life. I made these little cakes to pop into young Clancy’s lunchbox during the week. Our lemon tree is heaving with lemons – it’s unreal. And Clancy, who is not really a cake fan, actually loves lemon cake of all things. […]

kale pizza

Eat Your Greens on Pizza

I spent the weekend at my grandparents’ house. It had been over 2 years since I had been there. Not because I don’t love them, or they live interstate, life just seemed to get in the way. When I saw their faces, I was flooded by a wave of shame. I couldn’t believe I had […]

choc beetroot cake

Chocolate + Beetroot Cake

Social media was making me unhappy. I mean, I am not actually unhappy. Overall I think I am quite content – my family, friends, my home. My life. It has its ups and downs but it is generally pretty good. Yet sometimes I still feel that something is missing, somewhere between the heart and the belly button. I’ve really been […]

Coconut Red Lentil Soup

No doubt about it – soup weather is upon us. And every winter I get a quite obsessed with this particular soup. If there is only one soup you make in your whole life, let it be this one. I promise you will not be disappointed. I first discovered the amazing soup here at 101 Cookbooks – […]