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Saturday, 24 May 2014


"A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2014"

I know I say it all the time but you truly are your happiest when surrounded by nature. Early one morning over breakfast you requested to go and feed the ducks so we rugged up and off we went... After feeding the ducks we walked up to the paddocks to see the local jersey cows, you kept yelling "come on quackies, we go see da cows!"

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Monday, 19 May 2014

Our Family Table

In an attempt to save our pennies and fill our bellies with wholesome, delicious food I have been meal planning up a storm. I used to find planning our family meals a restrictive and tiring task but with another little mouth to feed on the way and the constant pull of feeling time poor I decided to give it another go. Many recipes have been tried and tested in our little kitchen over the past few months and these are a few of our families Autumn favourites... 

This delicious side dish is served with steamed fish or grilled chicken seasoned with lemon and paprika and seasonal vegetables. I halve the recipe between two baking dishes and we enjoy it two nights a week.

This warming risotto has to be one of my favourite meals at the moment, we always get two nights meals and serve with crusty home baked bread.
* I often leave out the chicken for Meat Free Mondays...

With a mission to save school lunch boxes, Kate's recipes are always inspiring and leave you wanting more! These brownies have been baked at least once a fortnight since I discovered Kate's delectable recipe and stored in the freezer for an afternoon pick me up or after school treat!

Another double nighter!! Briar's Chicken Corn and Spinach Soup warms the heart and is by far Frog's favourite dish. Served with Garlic and Rosemary pizza bread or crusty sourdough (did I mention we get two nights dinners??)

This banana bread never lasts long in our kitchen! It is my go to 'hope you feel better' present for friends and is enjoyed by all. It sure beats the $5 a slice stuff from the coffee shop at work...

Served with dinners to slop up those last bits of soup or risotto or for lunch with a fresh salad we love this gluten free garlic and rosemary pizza bread...

Sunday, 18 May 2014


"A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2014"

When we hear friends are feeling blue we like to bake them this banana bread... You are a wonderful little helper, especially when it comes to cleaning the spatula!

** The best part about this recipe is it makes enough for two loaves! **

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Monday, 12 May 2014

Documenting Audrey | Play

Her hands are always busy, always looking for new ways to learn and to create... With an imagination that knows no limits, I watch as plastic animals are whisked away to vast lands full of adventure. Conversations of great importance take place between dolls and cars and the most simple of objects carry with them a story waiting to be told. Over time I have learnt to be led by her, not to lead. She is my greatest teacher.

With my belly growing rounder and butterfly sensations turning into swift kicks I am reminded that in a few short months we will be a family of four. With this in mind I have started a little project for my first baby, our Frog. I want to remember her, the every day her, the things that somehow get missed in all the baby books and journals. Over the coming months I will document the little parts of her day that are so special at this age with a few photos and words, the second is play...

* You can see sleep here

18/52 and 19/52

"A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2014"

Week 18 :: Our dancing queen... You were born into this world with the famous Abba tune playing in the background (a story yet to be told), little did we know the affect it would have.

Week 19 :: We were the lucky recipients of 4kg of deliciously juicy and ripe pears. I lost count of how many you ate before we turned the final few into pear and ginger jam.

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