Kid’s Australian Book Gift Guide

Looking for gift for the kids? We have some wonderful book ideas in this post from learning about the magic secrets of the West Australian Tuart Tree to a Kangaroo opening up a Cancan Cafe! These books are sure to inspire and excite through pictures of Australian landscape and wildlife. A Year on Our Farm Illustrated in charcoal pencil, watercolour and pastel, A Year on our Farm is a humble story about life ...

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Trail Mix Ball Recipe

Thanks to Derek I am posting up this delicious tasty snack recipe to share with you all. Inspired by the raw balls we have with coffee at the local café, this recipe contains a nice little spread of wholesome ingredients for a quick boost of energy. Not quite a raw ball because we’ve roasted the hazelnuts to bring out more of the flavour, however to make the balls raw and nut ...

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Increase nourishment and save money in the kitchen

A wave of change bought on by a couple of health issues washed me onto a path of searching for a stronger and genuinely healthier life. Over the year changes (all good!) were made in the kitchen and the way we eat in the household overall. Mostly eliminating the amount of processed foods we were consuming which surprisingly was more than I initially thought when I began the 'clear out cupboards ...

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Breakfast topping: Roasted Plums

What's your favourite part of the day? Personally I fancy the morning, which has not always been the case but it seems when I hit my thirties, life shifted and I comfortably and rather unknowingly slotted into the enjoyment of a morning routine. Over time I’ve built on this routine, swapping up and experimenting with breakfast dishes, getting out on the bikes, savouring a long black in a café if it’s ...

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D’Entrecasteaux National Park and camping salsa nachos

Venturing into D’Entrecasteaux National Park we were rewarded with some incredible rugged coastlines and patches of karri forest. It was wonderful to see first-hand the forest recovery from a fire that tore through the area over a year ago, destroying much in its path. Well, that said, not all is lost, green vegetation has sprung from the ash covered soil and even some of the charred karri trees are sprouting from ...

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Book Review – A Year in My Real Food Kitchen

I am a recipe book fanatic and being a fan of Emma's first book, My Darling Lemon Thyme I was wrapped when my parents gifted me a Dymocks birthday voucher that happened to conveniently coincide with the release of her second book - A Year in My Real Food Kitchen. Thanks Mum and Dad! Emma's first book, My Darling Lemon Thyme introduced, for me personally, a new way of cooking that I hadn't ...

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Crowd pleasers – Mardi Gras Doughnuts

This post is terribly late! But better late than never, right?  Plus it involves jam doughnuts and definitely worthy of sharing with you all! Last Christmas, we made dessert for both sides of the family. I may have overlooked the commitment of baking from scratch, as we (Derek too) spent almost two days in the kitchen (minus a dishwasher) leading up to what always turns out to be a hectic Christmas every ...

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Book Review: The Whole Pantry

The Whole Pantry is by Belle Gibson. The book is centred on a healthy house and includes a couple of non food recipes like chemical free laundry detergent (I love!) and a coffee body polish. It’s not a detailed book, very simple and a fantastic beginning point for detoxing the household in baby steps. I like the overview of detoxification of the body, a pressing reminder that the body needs to be supported ...

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Ice cream Maker Review + Recipe

New to the household is a recently acquired bright lime green ice cream maker! Woohoo! I have being eyeing one for a while now, however, the pots and pans are slowly morphing there way into the linen cupboard and with our small (but cute) kitchen, I am always a little reluctant in bringing home anything new.  How did we end up with an ice cream maker? A couple of weeks ago ...

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Chicken Meatballs with Sushi Rice

If I was to choose one electronic appliance to have in the kitchen, it would be a tough choice between the rice cooker, hand mixer and blender but I think I would choose the rice cooker. I have had my $20.00 Kambrook rice cooker forever, I can't recall when it came to be in my kitchen. This chicken meatball recipe is quite easy to whip up with a rice cooker and gives me great comfort ...

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