Pine Nut and Almond Crusted Snapper with Lime Aioli

I thought you said “Fish & Chips”…

Those were the first words out of my husband’s mouth on Saturday night when he saw the dinner I had lovingly prepared for us… Not exactly the demonstration of eager anticipation I was looking for… To be fair to him, our [new] week planning chalkboard did clearly say “Fish and Chips” under “Saturday” so I…

Spanish Chicken with Potatoes and Chorizo

Spanish Chicken – you’ve changed me

Recipes come and go.  In the hum drum everyday of dinner 7/365 for a busy family there are trusted staples and “don’t make again”s, there are things I cook a lot for a while and then get out of the habit of making, and there are “same same but different” recipes where I try something…

Gourmet at Home Balsamic Caramelised Onions On Sandwich

A special moment – a simple sandwich

Thursdays are busy. We bustle out the door in the early morning light headed for swimming lessons where my kids bob eagerly about in the pool wearing brightly patterned swimming caps and I play tennis with my eyes catching glimpses of their progress whilst I chat with friendly mums.  A towel off, a quick change,…

We call them “Little Balls of Yum”

My family is in a sort of holding pattern at the moment – but in a nice way. My eldest child begins school next year and so the next few months are the last we will ever have where, if we wish we can exist wholly within our little family cocoon. It is a time…

Everybody ate them – BBQ Meatballs

Meatballs were not something that I grew up eating.  My dad was an excellent cook – but meatballs just weren’t on his radar. And so they were not something that I even really thought about – let alone cook for myself when I left home.  My life was meatball-less. That is, until I had children. …