Warm lentil and coriander salad

It’s spring! Finally! We have blue skies and sunshine for what seems like the first time in a very long time! The winter just past was so cold and long… and cold. So we are revelling in the change of season, and looking forward to enjoying the outdoors once again. I have ventured into the…

Forager’s Salad {Idiot Salad}

It was my birthday last month, and though I chose not to share the day with a crowd, it was special because it was shared with my boys. We have a favourite place to visit on special occasions, and this year was no different. We had missed going there on Mother’s Day, so opted to…

Warm potato and tuna salad with pesto dressing

Hello sunshine! We’ve had so much rain this past week, that as soon as the sun came out this weekend, it felt like spring… which may explain why I felt the need to post this spring-like salad in mid-autumn. I’ll probably regret not having a pot of hot soup at the ready when the drizzle…

Broccoli and spring onion slaw with buttermilk dressing

Aren’t holidays grand? Last month we managed to get away for a few days, and though it was only brief, it was refreshing. I could feel the stress dissolving as I soaked in the view; yellow post-harvest fields and wide red dirt plains up north. We drove nine hours to visit Alex’s grandmother, primarily so…

Carrot, Currant and Coconut Salad + a muffin recipe

I feel like I’m becoming a bit like those chefs you hear about, or those Italian mammas, who cook by feel. A wodge of that, a glug of that (as per Jamie Oliver – love him). Don’t get me wrong. I follow recipes strictly, until I know them well enough to ad lib. But this…

Mum’s Brown Rice Salad

Summer wouldn’t be summer without heat waves, and road trips. Many a summer during university was spent at beach missions, which were a brilliant way to spend a week or so of January, but the drive there was excruciating. I made many good, lasting friendships along the way, one friend in particular whose car was…