A Summer BBQ


Well its official.  Summer has officially started and I know this because yesterday I attended my first ( and I hope many)  summer BBQ’s. The BBQ signals the start of the summer season,  it is the proverbial cutting of a ribbon,  or smashing a magnum of champagne against the bow of a ship,  it screams […]

Dining Alfresco

Roast lamb, afternoondlite, alfresco, dining

Why is it that food tastes better when you eat it outside? I am a big fan of dining alfresco, even simple menus like pear and blue cheese salad can be spectacular when you take it outside!

Sand, Sea, Sunscreen and Sydney

It is day 3 and I am back to work after a 4 week holiday in Australia. I am suffering from acute post holiday blues ! As much as my budget allows I try to return to Australia at least once a year, and this year was no exception. Christmas Down Under is a totally […]

BBQ, Salsa and a Victoria Sponge


When invited to a friends Birthday BBQ you think practically, what does one need to bring? Beer? meat? salad? why go conventional when you could wow the socks off everybody and bring some of your own homemade Salsa’s along with Birthday Victoria Sponge cake! Salsa’s are easy enough to make because the blender does most […]

Sunny Daze!

frozen strawberry mojitos

Because the sun is shining, and because I am looking forward to yet another long weekend,  I am feeling summery, enthusiastic, optimistic and a little bit whimsical! Because I have faith that the good weather will last a little while longer,  we bought charcoal for the BBQ,  (optimism rising)  and I have been busy sifting […]


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