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Mushroom and Bacon Pasta

Kid-friendly Ten Minute Mushroom Pasta

Yesterday Nanna Lunchalot came home with a huge box of mushrooms. Far more than we can get through in one meal. Sometimes she makes it very easy for me to understand where my excessive food tendencies come from. She told the kids that when she opened the lid of a box a fairy flew out, […] Read more…


Bubba mumma minty mocktail

In each of my pregnancies I make a point to experiment with interesting, nonalcoholic drinks. There’s nothing worse than being at a summer get-together and watching everyone drink up when you’re stuck with the same old mineral water that you’ve been drinking for the months on end. My first pregnancy was the Claytons pregnancy, in […] Read more…

Walnut and salted caramel tart

Walnut and Salted Caramel Tart

As a child, walnuts used to pose a particularly tough battle for me each Christmas. Bowls of nuts in their shells would appear around our house like wholesome Christmas ornaments each year, complete with my Christmas nemesis, the nutcracker, lying on the top of the bowl. Peanuts were no problem, and almonds were a breeze. […] Read more…

Green and Gold Coloured lamingtons

Green and Gold Aussie Olympics Lamingtons

I came across an Olympic-themed baking challenge (hosted by Laura Loves Cakes and Dolly Bakes), and it really took my fancy. Bake a treat inspired by any of the Olympic countries. My thoughts immediately turned to pavlova, but that’s not unusual. My thoughts often turn to pavlova. Then I had a stroke of divine inspiration – I […] Read more…

Chicken soup

Under-the-Weather Chicken Soup

I have a friend who picked up a nasty flu on a recent trip to Far North Queensland. I know, I know, it’s difficult to have sympathy for anyone who gets to swan around the tropics for six weeks in the middle of a Melbourne winter, but I took pity on her anyway. She’s laid […] Read more…

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