First Born has taken this whole culinary world tour thing very seriously. He amuses and delights me. So I thought I’d share with you his daily offerings to accompany our meals. The text down the bottom reads: Japan is a country in Aisa and Japan is an island Japanese PeoPle sit at low wooDen TaBles [...]
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Generally speaking, I am very anti New Year resolutions. An arbitrary time line is not a good time for goal setting for me. I need to feel motivation to achieve something to effectively set a goal. The bluster and flurry of Christmas/New Year lacks the focus I need to set my mind on achievements. This [...]
Yesterday was a bottling day again here at chez KP. While I labelled the results this afternoon and found some room in the pantry, I contemplated the potential meaning behind my ridiculous levels of self satisfaction, safety and comfort, when viewing a shelf full of bottled food. DId I die of starvation in a depression [...]
To be perfectly honest, food has been fairly mundane and run of the mill around here lately. Even last night’s truly delicious lamb roast was just a lamb roast. Nothing worth blogging about. But I came by this meme on the wonderful Domestic Cantata’s blog and it tickled my fancy as I read almost as [...]
Something about cooking is both comforting and cathartic. Which means I did a lot of it yesterday. I needed to feel safe, secure, to vent my sense of desolation at the terrible suffering so many families were suffering due to the fires that burn across Victoria. And more than that, my sense of helplessness and [...]
It’s only a month now until my baby first born leaves me to spend the majority of his waking hours at school. Yes I will bawl like a mama cow separated from her calf. I have pre-emptive separation anxiety. Son and Heir however, is bursting with excitement and already counting the sleeps, whilst telling anyone [...]
Is this, or is this not, a very clever gift indeed for someone who likes to cook, entertain and eat outside? Clever SIL (and brother and nevvy but SIL gets shopping credit) gave me this wonderful idea as a birthday gift. My head was instantly overflowing with ways to use it. Cut up veg ready [...]
Standing in the vegetable patch. Steady gentle rain, soaked to the skin. Picking one perfect strawberry and eating it where I stood. Utter bliss. A family outing to the farmer’s market at Collingwood Children’s Farm. The Bread Winner even came. He’s never done that before. I expected him to be impatient and resentful of the [...]
Jeff the Thermomixer, congratulations! Your kedegree is a worthy winner. That is all I have for tonight on the grounds that after a somewhat hectic shift at work this morning and a busy afternoon, I am absolutely exhausted. I will have more to say on the morrow.
Once again, my hand reached for the Women’s Weekly section of the cook book shelf. This week’s selection is ‘The Best Seafood Recipes’. I forgot that I hadn’t selected this week’s challenge book after dinner. Which was a shame as we had pan fried barramundi with mash and snow peas for dinner tonight. Perhaps I [...]