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Lunch Hacks For Busy Mums

Lunch Hacks For Busy Mums

    If there’s a universal rule about packed lunches it’s this: after a while they become boring and uninspiring. The Earl of Sandwich may have been on to something, but our reliance on the carb loaded midday meal is a peculiar feature of our Western diet. As the primary lunch maker in our house […]

Real-Food Survival Skills For When Life Is Crazy

Real-Food Survival Skills For When Life Is Crazy

  Over the last year or so, we have been learning heaps about what different foods do to our bodies and what foods our bodies need (and need to avoid) to function well. We’ve made lots of changes to our diet. We cut out sugar, most processed foods, hydrogenated oils and most dairy. We started […]

How To Put On An Elegant High Tea

How To Put On An Elegant High Tea

  In the world of catering and hospitality, there is almost nothing more divine to behold as a beautifully prepared high tea table.  Each detail, from a posie in a teacup, to a glass of homemade lemon cordial, a tasty savoury or a sumptuous sweet, says: “I have been lovingly prepared.  Please enjoy me!”  Perhaps […]

How To Make Easy Birthday Cakes

How To Make Easy Birthday Cakes

Birthday parties have become synonymous with extravagant birthday cakes. I’m constantly amazed at the number of families who spend a huge amount of money on having meticulously decorated cakes created for their child’s birthday. Yes, birthdays should be celebrated but there are inexpensive ways of creating birthday cakes that will be a hit with the […]

How To Cook Perfect Corn On The Cob

How To Cook Perfect Corn On The Cob

Cooking perfect corn on the cob is so much easier than you think! Boiling it is the so quick and delicious. 1. Peel your corn. Boil the water, until rapid. VERY IMPORTANT: Don’t add salt this will cause the corn to toughen. 2. Add corn to water, its tends to float so you may need […]

How To Cook Perfect Prawns

How To Cook Perfect Prawns

  Cooking the perfect prawn is literally as easy as boiling water! 1. The first thing to do is put a pot of water on the stove on a high heat and bring it to a rapid boil. 2. Add about a handful of sea salt. 3. Now add thawed, prawns in small amounts, about […]

The Art of Veggie Smuggling

The Art of Veggie Smuggling

We’ve all heard of budgie smugglers but if you’re a mum chances are you’re pretty adept at veggie smuggling even though you might not know it as such. Veggie smuggling, that is disguising vegetables so that your children will unknowingly eat them, is a common practice in many households. I don’t propose to know all […]

20 Practical Tips To Help You In The Kitchen

20 Practical Tips To Help You In The Kitchen

  20 practical ways to organise yourself in the kitchen and make life easier! Work cleanly in the kitchen; this helps you to stay organised and focused. After washing blender, remove the small cylinder gap, place inside and put lid on, this airs the blender and allows any lingering smells to escape. Freeze liquids in […]

Meal Planning

Meal Planning

  Scrambling around the supermarket…run out of ideas of what to cook? “Mum! What’s for dinner? YIKES! The answer is simple: A Menu Plan Menu planning does not have to be complicated! Planning meals ahead requires a small investment of time, but saves you a lot of stress in the long run. I will usually […]

An Introduction To Superfoods

An Introduction To Superfoods

  SUPERFOODS: Superrrr good for you and the family! What are Superfoods? Superfoods are foods which are supposed to be extremely good for you! They are high in nutrients and great for your overall health and well being. Many of us are probably already consuming superfoods in our everyday diet.  Being aware of what soe of […]