I hope everyone had a fantastic and spooky Halloween! This year was (finally) the first year we had our Pumpkin Carving Party here in NZ. It was a blast! Even though no one was able to get any of those great orange pumpkins (there is definitely a market for them if someone is keen!) we… Continue reading Goodbye October, Hello November!
The last few weeks have been a bit crazy.Crazy running and jumping boys.Me with food poisoning. Bad enough to send me to the doctor finally...J working multiple weekend nights in a row.We all need a break.On top of trying to stay on top of life, I've been trying new recipes here and there... One still… Continue reading Persimmon Bundt Cake (and an almost Beetroot Gnocchi.)
I saw this recently somewhere on Facebook, and thought it was pretty brilliant. I do try to use most of these as often as I can, but didn't realise that many of them were good sources of protein! I'd be keen to try out chia and hemp seeds. If anyone has some yummy recipes for… Continue reading Protein, veggie style!
I have been wanting to make another pumpkin and sage pasta for Meatless Mondays again, but haven't had the chance. I completely intend to make pasta again someday soon. But it will take a lot of planning I suspect. In the meantime, I had this brainstorm...Get that sage fix, with pre-made gnocchi! Woowoo! This goes back… Continue reading Pumpkin & Sage Gnocchi – Meatless Monday!
I cannot explain into words how much I love pumpkin in dessert form. Seriously. Pumpkin Pie. *Drool* I know it's probably the good ol' American in me. But I can never pass up a slice of Pumpkin Pie. NEVER! (Even though I was HUGELY disappointed with a slice I had over the weekend at one of my favourite… Continue reading Classic Pumpkin Bread
Yeah, loving our pasta maker right about now! And since we had an extra half of a pumpkin in the fridge and a lovely bunch of sage from the lovely Jess (Thanks!!) I thought I would have a first go at making ravioli! I based it off of this recipe, but with a couple tweeks here… Continue reading Meatless Monday – Handmade Pumpkin Ravioli!!
Some quick pics from our pumpkin carving party over the weekend...Have a very very very happy Halloween and sweet Samhain!Be safe and eat candy!
It's finally Halloween!! Not that we celebrate it much here in Australia, especially like we used to back in the States, but that's ok. Yesterday I saw quite a few kids dressed up with capes and green scary faces walking to the Primary School next door... There is hope yet!! Last weekend we had the… Continue reading *happy halloween!
I've given in to Loobylu's blog!!What's Hot : New yummy fabrics purchased from Dancing Queen and zippers a-plenty!Aida finally getting a Holga! And me getting to photograph her new exhibition opening at 696! Woohoo! I'm such a good sponsor ;)Pumpkin carving - Thanks to everyone that came Saturday night to the First Annual van Hulst… Continue reading *what’s hot & not
One more week until our pumpkin carving party!!! It's the first annual in the van Hulst family with hopefully many more to come!Of course, here in Australia, those lovely big orange pumpkins are very hard to come by. We did however find some really lovely pale green/grey pumpkins with a similar shape. And we always… Continue reading *pumpkin carving and cats