Anzac Biscuit recipes – original, processed, low fat, dairy free, vegan

Do you know the history behind the Anzac biscuits? Wikipedia states: “It has been claimed the biscuits were sent by wives to soldiers abroad because the ingredients do not spoil easily and the biscuits kept well during naval transportation… Today, Anzac biscuits are manufactured commercially for retail sale.” So what does “manufactured commercially for retail […]

3 ways with chia: Pumpkin, carrot and chia soup

This week has been the week of chia in our household. I’ve cooked/baked three different things with chia: Pumpkin, carrot and chia soup (this post) Banana, berry, yoghurt and chia muffins (click here to read) Vegetable, bean and chia enchiladas (click here to read) What’s so special about chia? The “Eat Right Academy of Nutrition and […]

Keeping It Real: Episode 2

Last month I start this new blog series which I’ve titled “Keeping It Real“. You can read that first post by clicking here. In that first post I wrote this as an introduction: “Social media is usually a platform for sharing one’s great news. Those arty, happy Instagram pics and the funny Facebook posts. When […]

My new favourite childrens’ book: Alphabetical Sydney by Antonia Pesenti & Hilary Bell

Yesterday I found a treasure of a book at the Manly Village Markets. It is called Alphabetical Sydney.   It was published in 2013 by NewSouth Publishing. The authors Antonia Pesenti (award winning architect and illustrator) and Hilary Bell (playwright whose plays have been produced in Australia and overseas) have created an exquisite book of real […]

Keeping It Real: Episode 1

Social media is usually a platform for sharing one’s great news. Those arty, happy Instagram pics and the funny Facebook posts. When something exciting happens, it’s easy to share. What about the not-so-exciting? What about the disappointing? What about the dead-set boring? None of these really make good internet fodder. But I am here today, […]