paint it black – kitchen blackboard

Looking for a quick way to lift your kitchen? Put a little spring in your kitchen’s step by creating an instant blackboard to record immediate lists (no more forgetting that one thing you just ran out of!) and dinner menus for entertaining. When we renovated our kitchen 2 years ago, we gave the laminate on…

Shape I’m In – whip your kitchen into shape!

What do you do to get your kitchen into shape? With the change of season and a new arrival (the fridge!) I recently re-tidied our kitchen and so a few kitchen organisation tips will be up on the blog over the next week or so. Of course they will be weaved in with some recipes…

You Never Can Tell & A Nectarine Bellini

This post goes to show that ‘You Never Can Tell’ what your day will bring! As I sat down to sip on a nectarine bellini (to congratulate myself on the surprise of a blogging award and also to edit the photos to go with the blog post for the bellini), a quick look on Facebook…

The Liebster Award

It was a nice surprise to receive this nomination from Tracey (Tracey O’Brien Blog) after taking a break from blogging for a little bit. She does a wonderful job on her blog combining travel, writing, food and eating – well worth a visit if you haven’t come across her already. Blogging awards like the Liebster…

tortilla city – bean tortillas w carrot salad

As you can probably tell by the home page, after a bit of a tortilla drought, we have been eating tortillas quite a bit this Summer. A couple of Fridays ago we used the last plastic container of Mexican beans (click here for the Co-op recipe) as an easy dinner. It also saw the birth of…

salad days – carrot salad for Mexican

As a result of a few ingredients around the house – this salad promised, and delivered. We had pre-made tortillas and beans and frozen, so it was a quick meal to put together on a Friday night when no one wants too many dishes to do afterwards. The salad was teamed with a dollop of natural yoghurt…

pizza night? this post has got you covered

There were so many posts of pizza today on Instagram it got me dreaming of a pizza night! With a nice weekend on the cards where I live a pizza night would be the perfect way to spend this coming Saturday night. If you live on the other side of the world, pizza, wine and…

tortilla city – a bean version

Move over #tacotuesday and make way for #tortillatuesday! Perfectly paired with capsicum + corn salsa and guacamole. And of course you can enjoy wrapped up in a taco too. It has seriously been tortilla city at our place! A couple of Friday nights ago Cass felt like making tortillas with some ingredients we had around the…

coffee + tv – cold brew coffee

With the weather warming up tomorrow for the next week I have just put on a brew of cold brew coffee ready for the morning. Cass and I use a Turkish coffee grinder that his mum bought us. This gives good sized coffee grounds for brewing over night as they are quite coarse. However, you…

new salsation – capsicum + corn salsa

After not having tortillas for awhile it has been tortilla city at our place of late! This is a salsa I have made a few times to go with various fillings and really enjoyed – a good tartness from the lime, subtle heat from the chilli and sweetness from the veggies. salsa (start the dressing…

soup, soup, a tasty, soup soup …I am gazpacho!

I am a summer soup Oh! This chilled soup is perfect for hot, summer days, and when you have a lot of tomatoes that need to be eaten! Cass and I often make it for dinner or lunch and make enough to keep in the freezer or take for our work lunch the next day….