Saturday, October 16, 2021
When Esther was 6 months old, we headed to the Buderim Ginger Factory. We did a tour and had taste testings and finished our day with an ice cream in a cone. Jacob got a scoop of the gingerbread ice...
This week for Tradie's Lunchbox, I'm sharing an antipasto bento lunch box idea, using deli produce bought from our trip to Stanthorpe. Of course, you don't have to use the same products I have. But this gives you an idea...
I made the intention from January 1 this year to do some form of exercise everyday (and so far so good on this one) and to eat more fresh food. I’ve done pretty well on this one too. But...
For brunch this morning I made all of us a Strawberries and Chocolate Waffle Stack. And when I mean I made it – I actually bought all the ingredients and whacked it together. Earlier this week, I went to the shops...
Need cheering up this Easter? These cute Meringue Bunny Tail Cookies will lift your spirits. I think I typed too soon to think this week would be unlike last year’s week before Easter. The lockdown in Brisbane has meant the girls...
If you’re after family meals using vegetable garden produce, I’ve put together some ideas to try. Our vegetable garden has been growing abundantly with fresh green produce. So much so, I’ve had to find recipes to use up the greens. While...
If you enjoy a chunky cookie, you will love these double choc chip hazelnut cookies. The mix of milk and white chocolate chips with hazelnuts is a delicious combination. Hazelnut chocolate is one of my favourite blocks to devour. It's...
If you’re looking for a way to use up bulk Bolognese sauce, these Bolognese Sausage Rolls are a great way to do it. Whenever I make Spaghetti Bolognese, I try to make a double batch of the sauce, to freeze...
If you're looking for a healthy, hearty salad, this Roast Pumpkin, Feta and Beetroot Quinoa Salad will not disappoint. I had a similar salad at Shingle Inn, which I shared with my mum, and it was delicious. It was very...
Milo and Maltesers Hot Chocolate... could there be anything more decadent? Probably. I've devoured many hot chocolates in my time, topped with cream, ice-cream, caramel sauce, chocolate fudge sauce, Tim Tams and now Maltesers. I came across this delicious treat...
I love having soups in winter. They’re a great way to get more veggies into your diet and they can keep you warm on a cool day. If you’re looking for a soup that transports well in a thermos,...
One of my favourite 4 ingredient recipes is a pumpkin, sour cream and sweet chilli sauce tart. It’s an easy recipe and always tastes delicious when I make it. So I thought I’d get a bit tricky in the...
If you’ve been looking for an easy plate-to-share idea for Easter, you can’t go wrong with these Easter Meringue Nests. This no fail recipe isn’t really a recipe at all, because you just need to assemble the ingredients, and...
If you crave carbs during winter and love nothing more than eating a hearty pasta dish, you will enjoy this Zucchini Noodle Pesto Salad with Capsicum and Pine Nuts. This salad is the perfect winter salad for a tradie’s...
Looking for a healthy and filling lunch idea that can be transported to work or out and about when with your kids? You’ll love these Easy Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps. I had 2 in one sitting and I felt...
If you love lemon meringue pie, then you will really enjoy this easy mandarin meringue pie. I used a ‘cheat’ recipe to create it based on a Kidspot recipe. The whole family enjoyed this for dessert one night and we...
This easy Christmas Tree Fruit Platter saved me a lot of hassle yesterday when I had to be at two places at once and time was not on my side. The photos were taken in the early morning daylight,...
If you want a healthy and filling lunch that uses up ingredients from your fridge, you will love these Beef, Vegetable and 2-minute Noodle Rice Paper Rolls. I was going to call these the Fridge Clean Out Rice Paper Rolls...
If you've read this blog for a while, you will know that this isn't just a plumbing blog. It's a blog where I share my life and thoughts about all things related to tradies, construction, women working in male-dominant careers...
I don't know about you, but I've had to change the way I grocery shop. With panic buying leaving shelves empty, the non-perishables have been in demand. I asked my friend and Nutritionist, Samantha Barnett, to share which nourishing...
This Spicy Chorizo, Tomato, Corn and Avocado Salad recipe is one of my favourite recipes so far for Tradie’s Lunchbox. It's a hearty vegetable salad that keeps beautifully. If you want to add some carbs, add a crusty bread...
I know we're heading into winter and you're probably craving more warmer meals for lunches, but I couldn't not share this rocket, pear and feta risoni salad that I made for a lunch get-together recently. It made for a...