Yesterday was Greg’s birthday. Now that everything has settled down, kids are well, I’m well, Grandad’s funeral is over, I’m back in the kitchen, getting back into some cooking. For dinner we had lasagna and the most important part of the meal, the birthday cake, was a rich, dense chocolate cake with icing sugar and … Read more“The best chocolate cake EVAR”
Father’s Day Breakfast – Baked Eggs It’s that time of year again when we get the children to “help” make Daddy breakfast; one that is easy enough for them but still nice. Since I have been experimenting with eating eggs again, this year we decided on baked eggs; spinach and tomato topped with an egg … Read moreFather’s Day Breakfast – Baked Eggs
Multicultural Day at school has come around again. Last year, Amy went as a French girl, dressed up in a red skirt, stripey shirt, scarf and beret with a plate of Madeleine cakes. This year, Greg bought the 2 girls Chinese jackets in Hong Kong (couldn’t find anything in Shenzhen, China!). For her plate of … Read moreFortune Cookies
Snack Balls ©Belinda Fox My inspiration for these snack balls has come from my horror at the list of ingredients in commercial muesli bars and the like. I was looking to make something with all natural ingredients for the girls to take to school / pre-school as well as something to have as a satisfying … Read moreSnack Balls
Following the same recipe as for the Loaf shape Banana and Date bread, I have made some cupcake size ones for the girls to take for morning tea at school and pre-school. Together with a little apple, they make a great mid-morning (dare I say it, healthy!) snack. The only difference I made to the … Read moreBanana and Date Bread – cupcake size!
What a day! It has been bucketing down! Normally on a Wednesday, Amy has ballet after school, but thankfully, today, she decided it was definitely too wet. This was good news as we got drenched walking home. So what did we do? After lovely hot showers, it was time for a hot chocolate and some … Read moreIt’s cold and wet
For this dinner, I was inspired by the show on SBS, My Family Feast. Each week, Sean Connolly, a chef, visits a family in Australia to enjoy a feast from their cultural background. On Thursday 1st October, he joined a Cuban party. We were going to go out for dinner on Friday, but with the … Read moreCongri – Black Beans and Rice