this moment

{this moment}: A Friday tradition with Soulemama. One moment from this week, one that you want to hang onto and not forget. No words. (Theoretically.) And if you're a blogger playing along, please leave your link! *** The first week in our new place, not inner west Sydney. Not at all. (Over the fence.) *** xxx

over here we are…

.. scoping out sunny spots for possible vegetable gardens   .. playing identify-the-citrus-tree. (Or we were, until my lovely new neighbour sheepishly admitted that because this place had been vacant for so long, she'd been nicking the fruit off the trees and knew every tree, in every fruiting phase!)   .. clarifying that all the […]

how not to cook lamingtons

It's Australia Day here today. For about a year Henry has constantly asked (when eating just about anything), 'is this Australian food? Can we eat it on Australia Day?' I woke up with other things to do today but how could I not make lamingtons? Never made them before. Not only quintessentially Aussie, but country […]

Recipe for utterly awesome chocolate cake

Er, am I allowed to say things like that?! I'm not blowing my own trumpet. I didn't create this recipe, just tinkered with it a bit.  It's Australia Day here tomorrow and while my mind is wandering to Lamingtons and Pavlova, here's one I made before the move which DAMN I wish I had a […]

all things bright and beautiful

Well hello!! I'll be honest, as my little USB modem whirred to life for the first time this afternoon, I felt the relief of a junkie getting a hit. I didn't realize how plugged in I was until I was totally unplugged. I don't like it. I like the idea of meditating on a hilltop, […]

packing it

    Hi! Lovely to see you! 'Cept I can't see you because my head is spinning. (And that, of course, is the reason. Not because we're not magically linked by global webcams where I can see you sitting there reading, drinking a cup of tea, is it still hot? Hey, nice top! What's going […]

Is there a limit to how many posts I can write about bread?

Shall we test it? I'm up to at least six. And apologies (again) to all gluten-free readers who are this minute rolling their eyes and collectively clicking the next link in their google readers.  So this is it, the next loaf of 18-hour bread that started out looking like a bowl of marvellous attractiveness. This time […]

this moment

{this moment}: A Friday tradition with Soulemama. Grab one moment from this week (if you're not too busy being in the moment!) One that you just want to hang onto and not forget. And if you're a blogger playing along, please leave your link! I'm going to disobey the rules just this once and add some […]

dishing the dough

Hey check this out: is this the most attractive thing you've seen all day? I'm experimenting with more bread recipes.  I love a loaf. (Apologies to all gluten-free readers.) It's a passion that overcomes all my good sense and I find myself slicing, spreading with butter, and inhaling with no conscious thought. None at all. […]

Simple Butter Cake recipe

We had another birthday cake here today.  The first one, on the actual birthday, didn't include her best friend.  So we made another one.  Any excuse for butter cream.   Amidst story-reading (all by himself, gulp), and crafting, we all made a butter cake.  That's what I love most about this cake. It can be […]