Drink

5 Minute Blueberry Chia Lassi
5 Minute Blueberry Chia Lassi

In the cooler months, I forgo my usual morning smoothie for a hot breakfast. On most days a big bowl of steaming porridge does wonders for my soul. Some other days I'll fry an egg with some sautéed mushrooms and greens and eat it with a sprinkling of dukkah. On days...

Grapefruit Paloma
Grapefruit Paloma

Grapefruit Paloma. Sultry, mouthy and the perfect companion for our Cocktail & Oyster night (or rather penny pinching parent's stay-in date night!). This one is it. The cocktail. The all and be all. For months now, Nick has been creating or re-creating a cocktail...

Lemonade Sling
Lemonade Sling

Since sharing the story of our Cocktail & Oyster Night ritual on the blog many posts ago, I have received numerous emails and messages affirming what a fun idea it was for parents who don't always have the luxury of going out on dates. A lot of those emails and...

Pineapple And Lychee Fizz
Pineapple And Lychee Fizz

Nothing screams summer more than a perfectly golden pineapple with a spiky green crown instantly transporting you to a gently swaying hammock under lush palm fronds. And then you bring some lime, some lychees, some rum and a whole lot of ice and you can sway yourself...

Super Green Turmeric Bloody Mary And Date Nights
Super Green Turmeric Bloody Mary And Date Nights

Nick and I met 21 years ago when we were starry eyed and 18. Within a month, we had forged a bond that went deeper than societal norms and expectations. It started with an easy going friendship that blossomed into love. We dated for the longest time – 6 years. Then...

Avocado Smoothie With Watercress And Lime
Avocado Smoothie With Watercress And Lime

I usually buy a big punnet of watercress from the veggie stall at the markets on Thursday, especially when I have a big weekend of entertaining planned. It is a great salad filler. But if it doesn't get tossed through a salad, it will sit on my fridge shelf...

Baileys Winter Cocktail Shake With Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce
Baileys Winter Cocktail Shake With Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce

Give me a spectacular cocktail with a bit of dramatic flair and I am your girl Friday! The Leo in me loves the theatre that unfolds on the table when you are presented with an interactive cocktail or dessert for a special occasion. For my third recipe collaboration...

Barker's Blackcurrant Chia Nourish Shake
Barker's Blackcurrant Chia Nourish Shake

A cold front is moving across Australia this week bringing flurries of snow, bone chilling winds and much talk and excitement about the crazy weather. Because we needed something to talk about after tsk tsk-ing autumn’s no show just a month ago. It may be the perfect...

Passionfruit Cordial And Weekend Reading List
Passionfruit Cordial And Weekend Reading List

I am amazed that we still have a steady trickle of plump passion fruit at the markets. I am also amazed that we are still wearing skirts and tank tops when autumn has almost gone. Maybe the two are related. Maybe it was the wrong year to buy a very chic, very warm...

Vietnamese Iced Coffee Jelly
Vietnamese Iced Coffee Jelly

I run on coffee. It flows through my veins. Although I limit myself to only three small cups a day, I get caught up in the whole ritual of this intensely aromatic tradition. I wake up thinking about my first cup. As Nick expertly pours me my first of the day (he has...

Nutty Cacao Smoothie
Nutty Cacao Smoothie

I have been a smoothie drinker for about four years now. On some days in the week, I will sneak in a smoothie mid-morning after my breakfast. And although green smoothies are nice and I will create a delicious glass once in a while, I am not fanatic about them. I feel...