Seasonal Beetroot, Feta and Chickpea Salad

Over the last month, I’ve been digging up or pulling out the last of my winter vegetables in the garden. I had mixed results this year. We had a large infestation of white fly which devastated my brussel sprouts. I’ve been told that everyone had a bad time of it, so I’m not feeling too…

Homemade Mulberry Jam

It’s mulberry season and the neighbourhood tree is teeming with juicy and sweet purple fruit. I have fond memories of mulberry picking as a child, getting covered in purple stains while stuffing my mouth. Our neighbourhood tree is on a vacant block across the road from our house and is at least five metres high….

Dark Chocolate Mousse with Cointreau

My Mum came over for dinner on the weekend, and as we don’t get to see her very often, I thought I’d make a decadent and rich dark chocolate mousse with Cointreau for dessert. Her favourite chocolate is a Terry’s Orange, so an orange flavoured chocolate dessert was perfect. This recipe comes from the very…

Sultana Cinnamon Breakfast Loaf

My family loves a good fruit loaf for breakfast, especially on the weekend, lightly toasted and smothered in real old fashioned butter. As fruit loaf is so easy to make, it’s fortunately something we can enjoy often. This recipe makes two loaves, so one for now and one for the freezer, or it could also…

Recovering a Lampshade…its illuminating

I’ve got a bee in my bonnet! I’ve been wanting to update and change my interiors for a while, but a lack of money and small children has me waiting impatiently. So I’ve decided to tinker with the small things, like cushions and lampshades. I don’t really have a style, other than eclectic. Most of…