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…

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…

the land of 1000 vegetables – growing veggies at home

This is a post on successes in the garden over this summer, the growing situation, and what has been influencing our dishes these past few weeks. Watch this space for a tasty gazpacho, not so heavy eggplant parmi, bean tortillas with a colourful capsicum and corn salsa, a simple bruschetta and basil pesto. For this…

Happy (cooking) together – Valentine’s Day meal ideas

Cass and I have never celebrated Valentine’s Day. Doesn’t mean we are anti-Valentine’s Day but do enough to celebrate each other without having to have a day that we make sure we do. But one thing we do love to do is make a tasty dinner together, so I thought I would put a few…

(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…