Slow juice.

My recent trip to Europe left me inspired, rejuvenated. Reprioritising. I started this reprioritisation process at the end of April, when I decided to take a break from sourdough bread-making. It had been a full-on 14 months, after all. As well as giving me more time, this decision saw me eating less bread, losing part…

Eat your flowers

My garden is abloom with ruffles of sunny yellows and bold oranges. Nasturtiums: prettiness so good you can eat it. The entire nasturtium plant above the ground is edible, and each part has a distinctive taste and use: delicately-flavoured flowers are great in salads, wraps and smoothies. I seem to recall a trend of adding…

For when it’s cold outside and you need a hug from the inside

This post is your introduction to my latest indulgence and your induction into something special. So special, in fact, that it took me three attempts to bring you a picture – because I kept drinking it too quickly to photograph! I have spent a few glorious minutes of the last two cold Perth nights curled…

Today’s breakfast smoothie is choco-banana

It’s been over a month since mt last blog post and more than 3 months since the smoothie magic of the last recipe post. And what better way to break my blogging hiatus than with a delicious recipe! Because of the rush that comes with getting big and little people ready for each morning, I…

Guest Post 5: The Hangover

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Pauline, a friend who has selflessly put her sobriety on the line to test out hangover remedies just for you, and all in the name of research [thanks, Pauline!]. I am sure you will enjoy her post, and maybe even take away a few useful tips. H 🙂 *…

Nutty nog

I was going to hold out on providing my latest festive recipes until the week before Christmas but I’ve decided to start sharing now, given that we are within two weeks of the day and this is post #200 [pretty cool, huh?]. This recipe is the decadent version of my almond milk, and the result…

Herbal infusions

As I write this post, I find myself in the final hours of this year’s Dry July, taking slow sips from a cup of my favourite herbal tea. Herbal teas are not teas in the truest sense, as they contain no actual tea leaves, hence I believe a more apt description for such brews is…

The way I see it

I hope you all enjoyed my minty lollipops! They were lovely fun to make, eat and give away. Since publishing this post, I received some great comments about the photos in a very foodly diary. When I get this kind of feedback, it reminds me that a good photo doesn’t necessarily require perfection, complication or…

Nutty milk

I have started to experiment with nut milks in order to cut my dairy intake without missing out on the texture and flavour of cow’s milk. I will still have full cream milk in my coffee [I do love my caffeine], and eat butter [my disdain for margarine deserves a post all of its own]…

Guest Post 1: The Green Smoothie

Well, it’s taken over a year for me to do this, but now I am pleased to welcome you to my very first guest post! With this post, I am also pleased to introduce you to a friend who I met in Broome a few years ago – food coach and jeweller, Marion Egger. I…

Tipsy tomatoes & other drunken tales

I never would have imagined myself in this position: injecting alcohol into roasted fruit with a syringe. The pharmacist who sold me the needles looked me up and down like I was a drug addict; after minutes of explaining what I was up to (including the fact that I seriously only needed 2 syringes rather…

The Bloody Mary Project

When roasting vine-ripened cherry tomatoes a few weeks ago, I had a brainwave: what would happen if I made a Bloody Mary with roasted tomatoes instead of tomato juice? I have never liked the traditional drink. My last attempt was in 2001, when I had to ask my barperson for the bottle of TABASCO so…

A different kind of prescription

Those who know me well will be aware that I am not a huge advocate of the medical profession — unless your medical condition involves a broken limb or an advanced form of some heinous disease. Or if you need a medical certificate. It’s really nothing personal; I have just been misdiagnosed and over-prescribed so…

10 things you can do with ganache

Having been gifted with a two-day old mudcake, I decided to turn it into chocolate truffles for a project wind-up. To make my truffles (see my post of 17 April 2009 for the recipe), you need a half quantity of dark chocolate ganache, leaving the other half to be utilised for other purposes, or it…

How I ruined the hot chocolate experience for myself

I can no longer enjoy a simple cup of hot chocolate like I used to. Ever since I ordered the Mexican chilli choc at The Wild Fig and tried out the Aztec version at San Churro [review to come, btw], I have felt compelled to add spices to my homemade hot chocolate in a bid…