Popcorn Rocky Road

Popcorn Rocky Road

‘Pathological consumption has become so normalised that we scarcely notice it.’ ‘There’s nothing they need, nothing they don’t own already, nothing they even want. So you buy them a solar-powered waving queen; a belly button brush; a silver-plated ice cream tub holder; a “hilarious” inflatable zimmer frame; a confection of plastic and electronics called Terry…

Chocolate Fudge Dip vegan

5-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge Dip {vegan}

“Being on holidays from work is fun, isn’t it, Mummy?” said my 4-year old to me the other day. “Work?” said I. “Do you mean preschool?” “Yep.” said he. It had dawned on him that being home meant that he could ‘play all day with mummy’. Not having preschool three days a week meant we could spend…

Lemon Poppy Seed Almond Cakes vegan gluten free

Lemon & Poppy Seed Almond Cakes {vegan, gf}

How are your gardening skills? I tend to have a black thumb, but I do like a bit of pruning, so when a friend asked me to help prune her very tall, very laden lemon tree I jumped at the chance. I took over our pruning saw, got out the ladder and proceeded to do…

Corn and Zucchini Muffins {vegan, gf}

Corn and Zucchini Muffins {vegan, gf}

It was the last day of preschool for the term, and I asked my son what he would like to take for their break up party. He replied, “Corn muffins and popcorn”. Preschool has been a learning curve for both of us; him to warm up to a new space where Mummy is not present…

Flourless Peanut Butter Choc Chip Skillet Cookie {vegan, gf}

Flourless Peanut Butter Choc Chip Skillet Cookie {vegan, gf}

We go through a heap of peanut butter in this house! So much. And only two of us eat peanut butter. It’s really about time I started buying it in bulk. Even more so now that we have this skillet cookie on rotation! I had been dreaming of making a skillet cookie for the longest…

Vegan Apple and Banana Pancakes

Eggless Apple and Banana Pancakes {vegan}

All’s well that ends well. My son had been sick and only attended preschool two days instead of three. He got bitten on the first day back and came home early. On the last day, I had a class to teach and was very anxious. We talked about seasons and months of the year, and drank…

Baby Strawberry Scones {vegan, gf}

There are two types of mother according to talk-back radio, or so my husband tells me. There are those whose children are all grown up, who long to spend quality time with their offspring again, or re-live cherished memories of days long gone. Then there are those still in the early throes of parenthood, where…