(do the) funky chicken – keeping silkie bantams

Our two little silkie bantams have just started laying again after a long break! So I thought it would be nice to write about them. First I will start with why we have had no eggs for awhile! As a first time backyard chicken owner, I didn’t know that chickens moult their feathers. So after…

chia girl #2 – orange infused cinnamon and date chia bowl

I wanted to try infusing the chia with orange peel as this works so well with steel cut oats. I did 2 versions, one with just the dates and orange peel and one with orange peel, cinnamon and dates. I thought the latter may have too much going on, but the cinnamon bought out the…

pizza guy #12 – anchovy, chilli flakes (optional) and shaved parmesan

anchovy, chilli flakes (optional) and shaved parmasan This one is becoming as regular as a Margherita on our pizzathon nights. 8-12 anchovies (2-3 per slice) Parmesan (put on before cooking) Chilli flakes Squeeze of ½ a lemon (after cooking – just before serving) Top your base with sauce, anchovies, chilli flakes and parmesan. Cook. Squeeze lemon…

pizza guy #10 – lamb with lemon, yoghurt and tahini sauce

Lamb with lemon, yoghurt and tahini sauce (top with chives – optional) Lamb marinate You can prepare earlier and keep in the fridge. 1 lamb forequarter chop. Bones and top fat removed. (these cuts were on special and we bought with the intention of making a lamb osso bucco). The fat within the cut helped…

susshidio – sushi 2 ways

Pork, carrot and cucumber and tuna and avocado sushi This will make 2 rolls of each kind which will serve 4. I think the title needs explaining – it’s the terribly 80s song – Sussudio by Phil Collins. The sushi is not terribly 80s but sushi did have limited song options I could go with. Make…

chia girl – cinnamon and date chia bowl

This a great alternative to oats in the morning, especially in summer as it is eaten cold. Mix it up with your favourite fruits and nuts – I have included some options. Toasted shredded coconut is great on top too, as is granola (click for a Co-op recipe) for something a little more decadent. I…

granol-la. tahini & coconut and salted peanut granola

This is Cass’ granola. It was made to go with a chia bowl that I am currently working out to serve 4 – will be up on the blog soon. But the granola is tasty on top of other things like natural yoghurt and oats. This was just asking to be titled after Lola –…

Beer and Bánh mì

Although this title doesn’t seem like one of my music inspired titles, it is in fact inspired by many song titles that use a one syllable word, followed by the word and, and then a two syllable word. Like, Sex and Candy by Marcy Playground and Milk and Honey by Beck. I would say Peaches…