12 Ways to Piss Off Everyone You’ve Ever Known Over the Holiday Season.

Oh the holidays- time for togetherness and family, friends and good times. It all starts off quite well until about Day 4 when the bloating and the sunburn and the odd hangover of note turns that blessed time into a foray of  snippiness and rolled eyes behind pissed off backs. Forget racist/sexist/homophobic comments or adults … Continue reading 12 Ways to Piss Off Everyone You’ve Ever Known Over the Holiday Season.

Chocolate Dog Poo Cake

This is a post for all those out there who seem to think I’m a culinary wizard. Yes, yes, I’ve been known to render down mine own duck fat with which to confit duck legs in. And there was that time that I made a four layer Forerro Rocher cake with enough sugar to give … Continue reading Chocolate Dog Poo Cake

Oi Mummy Blogger! What’s with all the pineapples?

What is with that pineapple? Cryptic isn’t it? Wouldn’t an American flag with a mother yelling at her ratty kids whilst trying to drive a car be more appropriate? Probably, yes, but it doesn’t have the right balance of pain and purpose I’m after. The purpose of the pineapple is two-fold though the first reason is the … Continue reading Oi Mummy Blogger! What’s with all the pineapples?

The Noosa International Food and Wine Festival: Champagne Breakfast and Seafood Lunch.

I love a festival and one that involves copious amounts of wine with gourmet food on the side makes me just a teensy weensy bit silly in the nether regions. Fortunately for me (but not my bank account or my waist line) my beautiful friend, The Duchess of Nurkasa, organised tickets for a female only … Continue reading The Noosa International Food and Wine Festival: Champagne Breakfast and Seafood Lunch.

Harissa Paste (a wonderful use for all those chillis in your garden)

I love spice and heat in my food and I’ve realised that as I’m growing older I love it more and more. In fact, I think I’m moving into a whole new chilli rating as I make curry after curry, smear harissa on everything and the pleas of “Plain steak and plain vegetables for dinner. … Continue reading Harissa Paste (a wonderful use for all those chillis in your garden)

Hummus- Hooray!

Aah houmus. Or hommous. Or … whatever! It’s the chickpea dip taking the world by storm and I have a recipe which is not only very easy, but very liked by my family and especially my kids. I feel suitably Gwyneth-y when I send my daughter to school with a beautiful container of carrot and … Continue reading Hummus- Hooray!

Some helpful advice for post surgery recovery.

Bloody doctors. They would have to be the most irresponsible lot of know it alls who tell you everything but nothing of any kind of importance on the entire planet. Here's an example: Actual Doctor: Congratulations you are definitely pregnant. Eat sensibly, don't drink or smoke or go horseriding. You're next appointment is in 4 weeks. … Continue reading Some helpful advice for post surgery recovery.