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 […]

May 23rd, 2012

Progress report

We left the house at the end of the post before last with the kitchen sitting unassembled in the lounge room and us living in half the rumpus room downstairs. We’re still living the rumpus room but a few things have happened elsewhere. My renovations, let me show you them. So that’s the kitchen, looking […]

May 20th, 2012

I’m sure this is metaphoric or something

We have no lounge room at the moment. As I may have mentioned. So tonight I was sitting at the kitchen table (which is not in the kitchen, but in the half of the rumpus room that is not currently serving as our bedroom – are you all keeping this straight in your minds? There’s […]

May 9th, 2012

The story so far – long and probably not that interesting

Once upon a time, actually for the last almost 11 years, there was a house with carpet that badly needed replacing, a dysfunctional and rather ratty looking kitchen, a half-built bathroom/laundry, and a completely useless bath in the main bathroom (it’s very shallow, I get in, the water gets out). When this house was purchased […]

Apr 3rd, 2012

More poetry from my offspring

Remember Artillery shells screaming from the heavens Like angels of death Air raid sirens howl in the night Shelters full of fear The husks of tanks blown asunder Haunt the streets Wailing of people lost and forgotten Amidst the chaos of war