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Snacky Recipes for #PlasticFreeJuly

Wow. I don't know about you, but I've had a good long think about this whole plastic free thing. These last couple of weeks have been quite an enlightening experience. As a late night snacker, I've been able to see the problem with being a late night snacker in a house full of processed and… Continue reading Snacky Recipes for #PlasticFreeJuly

cooking · earth

The Evil Lurking in the Kitchen!

Wow. I had no idea how much evil was living in my kitchen! Plastic Free July is happening at the moment. And I've been trying really hard to stay on track. The week before it started I was able to figure out most of the essentials I needed and where to get them without packaging.… Continue reading The Evil Lurking in the Kitchen!

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Catching up on blogging and business..

The last few months, I have been focusing on something that I didn't think I would get back to this soon. Work. Luckily, my work is fun. It's photography, of course. I've been in the process of restarting photographing people, food, weddings, all things kid. It's been a stressful few bits and pieces here and there,… Continue reading Catching up on blogging and business..


Cheese Straws – who knew?

I think these may be in order over the school holidays – maybe a sweet version? What do you think?

Hello van Hulst

It always makes me slightly angry when I find simple recipes like this that I could have been making for ages! Way too easy, way too yummy, way too quickly eaten. The recipe I actually used was from the Treats from Little and Friday. (which of course I’m dying to go visit the cafe in Auckland.)
Check out the book at least. There are so many great recipes.
Good cheese and fresh herbs from the garden.

Yes, I cheated. Store bought puff pastry.

Messy twisties.

And yummmmmm. Amazing warm out of the oven.

Yummy for boys, and yummy puff pastry crumbs on the floor for Timmy.

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No-Bake Date and Almond Brownies

Last minute dessert for tonight! Yikes! Maybe topped with some icing sugar?

Hello van Hulst

The last few weeks we have been going through some chaos here at the homestead. Bathroom renovations are still going on, the house is covered in a layer of dust, the hallway is off limits for the boys, we’ve been going out and about EVERYDAY to stay out of the way of the tradies, and to top it all off, our oven stopped working. Luckily the grill and fan still work, so we’ve had to cook a lot with a curve and my bread and baking have all been on hold until we can get it fixed.


I was able to make a variation of some date bars that I posted on FB this week though.

No-Bake Date and Almond Brownies!

Way too easy, super yummy, everyone loves them! Like eeeeeveryone. Grown ups and kiddos alike.

It’s as easy as putting all of the ingredients into the food processor…

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cooking · Food · meatless monday · naptime cooking · recipe · toddler lunches

Apple, Cheddar & Oat Petite Breads

Ok. Are you getting tired of apples yet? No? Good! Me neither! Thank goodness for cookbooks, eh? This was one that intrigued me by the title, Bake Me a Cake as Fast as You Can: Over 100 super easy, fast and delicious recipes. Hells yes! Bring it!  I'm very keen to try out some of the… Continue reading Apple, Cheddar & Oat Petite Breads

baby led weaning · Children · cooking · Food · meatless monday · recipe · toddler lunches

Apple & Cheese Toasties!

Those of you that know me, know that I completely love and adore River Cottage. It's hard not to love it! It's been a big inspiration on how I strive to live my life. A few months back, this book, of course, struck an interest. There are a lot of simple basic dishes that I had… Continue reading Apple & Cheese Toasties!

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More Pic’s Peanut Butter Yummies!

A few months back, I contributed to the Pic’s Peanut Butter Cook & Craft Challenge with this ridiculously good recipe for Pic's Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies. The rest of the recipes that were contributed have been posted here at the Kiwi Mummy Blogs site. I cannot wait to try a few! They look great! And not to mention some lovely… Continue reading More Pic’s Peanut Butter Yummies!