Jan 1st, 2013

Happy New Year

Well, 2012, you were not the easiest year I’ve ever had, what with all the renovating we’ve been doing. It’s been worth it though. There’s more of that to come in 2013 too, as I write this there’s a mostly demolished wall in our bedroom and the power has been turned off in here for […]

Oct 21st, 2012

Caitlin has something to share

UPDATE: Caitlin is also a perfectionist, so we have made the first recorded version of her song private and will share a video of the polished up version when it is ready. Meanwhile youtube embedding has apparently decided to show you baby bunnies instead – enjoy! UPDATE on the update: The song is now finished […]

Sep 16th, 2012

Bread and butter pudding

A couple of weeks ago I made this, it was good. I didn’t follow a recipe as such, more like I looked up 3 conflicting recipes and dredged up memories of how I used to make it back when I still lived with my parents and then Nanny Ogged* the process. Then someone asked me […]

Sep 2nd, 2012

The renovations continue

It has been brought to my attention that I have been somewhat remiss in sharing progress pics. Therefore, I present pics of our progress: The kitchen benchtop was installed It has fossils in it 🙂 The painting in the lounge room, kitchen and hallway was done and the floors were finished. We moved our stuff […]

Aug 29th, 2012

Leek, spinach and blue cheese frittata

I am so going to cook frittata for dinner more often. Damn this was good. 4 medium potatoes, not peeled, cut into large dice 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 medium leeks, sliced a few sliverbeet leaves and half a bunch of English spinach (because that’s what was in the fridge), stems discarded, sliced 100g blue […]

May 29th, 2012

It’s getting there

No big changes in the kitchen but the electrician did come and hook up the oven. I’ve got a whole butternut pumpkin in there at the moment, cut up into little cubes and seasoned with garlic, nutmeg and paprika. Roast pumpkin and chorizo risotto tonight. The laundry/bathroom has wall linings, waterproofing and the beginnings of […]