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Monthly Archives: January 2010

things are happening…

1. Friday night dessert night We don't usually eat dessert in our house but (at Henry's suggestion) we started Friday night dessert night a few weeks ago and it's a highly anticipated new addition to family ritual. Here's tonight's: the recipe is at the end of the post. 2. School […]

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Always room for a brownie…

What do you do with a jar of Nutella in the cupboard after Christmas that you've had there to make chocolate truffles with that you didn't get around to making? You eat it by the spoonful, of course. Until better sense gets the better of you and you frantically google […]

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Australia day in pictures

Hanging out at a favourite beach with some favourite friends (and their boat).    I love how Tilly refers to the beach as The Sandpit. Home late afternoon. For dinner: mixed natural yoghurt with peeled + diced cucumber and fresh mint… Cooked a deboned marinated leg of lamb in the […]

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bushwalk

Tomorrow is Australia Day (or, perhaps, Invasion Day) and what is more Australian than going for a bushwalk?  We are lucky to have Adam with us for an extended weekend (4 days!) so the four of us (plus our wee carry-on) ventured out into nearby bush. Gorgeous. And interesting. I […]

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Food for kids week: Day 5

Truly, could you do a kids-focussed meal plan (for a meat-eating household) and not include these?   Again with the mashed potato but I'm a tad strung out on sleeplessness and sometimes you just have to roll out something you know will be gobbled up, no discussion.  I'm really lucky […]

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Food for kids week: Day 4

Oh dear.  In the spirit of honest disclosure I'm not going to fudge it.  I did not feed my children a balanced dinner of vegetables and protein tonight.  In fact they were lucky dinner was cooked at all (and not a sandwich.) *Cough*. Here is what they got: Oh yes. […]

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Food for kids week: Day 2

I've never met a kid who won't eat pumpkin soup. Big call, I know, but I have met some seriously dedicated non-veggie eating children who will wolf down a bowl of this. I worked for a while as a cook for a big pre-school in Brisbane. I was a solo […]

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About me

Hello! I’m so happy you dropped in! I’m Fiona; cook, reader, herb-grower (my vegies never seem to make it), ex-suit and total medieval history nut. My great loves are my fella, my two small individual snowflakes (2 and 5) and cooking and writing. VoilĂ , a food(ish) blog with cameos by […]

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