MY REMEDIES FOR A COLD

Winter this year has been a horror!! The weather has been windy, cold, warm, unpredictable and long.  The dreaded chest infection has turned up on our doorstop and infected me – chief cook and bottle washer.  Look out, sirens are wailing and the boys are in panic mode (JUST KIDDING). I have been taking every…

CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

This recipe follows on from my chicken stock recipe. HOMEMADE CHICKEN STOCK – IT’S NOT AS HARD AS YOU THINK You will need: Leftover shredded chicken from the stock 2 handfuls of broken up angel hair pasta 500ml chicken stock diced up carrot, celery STEP ONE Bring the chicken stock to a simmer in a…

HOMEMADE CHICKEN STOCK – IT’S NOT AS HARD AS YOU THINK

I am not that home cook that has to make absolutely everything from scratch.  Honestly I don’t have that kind of time anymore.  This is an exception as I am trying with every fibre of my being to adios this chest infection. Don’t get me wrong – good shop brought stock is convenient but having…

BREAKFAST PIKELETS

Got to love a morning where you can make a batch of pikelets for breakfast before school.  Having gotten a horrible cold, I have been craving porridge for the last few mornings, but hubby was home this morning to do the school run, so I had some time to whip up these killer pikelets.  I…

A LITTLE BIT OF BAKING

May has been the month for birthdays, and it was Mother’s Day.  Who can’t resist a little cake or biscuit to give to mum with her cuppa in the afternoon, spoil her a little I relish the quiet time I have in the kitchen when the boys aren’t home.  I don’t tend to have anything…

NEED DINNER INSPIRATION?

Trust me I am feeling your pain, especially on a Friday afternoon.  As I am typing this post I have two kids eating Maccas in the play room cause its just one of those days and it’s the school holidays. On days like this I always have a stash of dumplings in the freezer for…

TUNA CROQUETTES

These babies are amazing – Just Saying! I make these when I have lots of left over mash potato from dinner the night before.  You can add whatever herbs and spices you love to these or you could just make plain cheese and mash ones.  DELICIOUS. PS – THEY FREEZE SO WELL TOO INGREDIENTS 2…

MINT CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM

Does anyone else’s kid love ice cream as much as mine?  He has an obsession with anything minty.  Cool mints, TicTacs, Minties and ice cream isn’t any different. We recently went to the Lancefield Farmers market to get some small batch ice cream made by a lovely couple in Kyneton http://www.powlettstices.com we grabbed their mulberry and…