When I was a little girl, I had a great imagination. Growing up on the family farm, 55km from the nearest town, I had to enjoy my own company. I played a lot and created things; tree houses and sandcastles; drawing and colouring; crafting cars from cardboard boxes. Mostly I loved ‘make believe’, and in particular I loved pretending I was a puppy. True story. Read more
Easter is just round the corner but we’ve been bailed up by chocolate eggs and sweet-smelling hot cross buns since Boxing Day. Enough is enough! There must be an alternative?! Well, there is. A fellow work colleague and devout follower of the sugar-free lifestyle (she’s amazing – really) passed this recipe for sugar-free hot cross buns on to me so it’s only fair that I share it with you. Read more
I’ve joined a writer’s group. Actually, I created one together with two friends. We each are writing a book that is deeply personal in one way or another. One is writing about environmental protection, the other a psychological thriller, and I – I am re-writing the diary I kept during my uphill battle with anorexia. Read more
This was a very happy accident that I whipped up on a cool, wet, autumn day in less than 10 minutes during my lunch break. We were having an unexpected guest for dinner (my brother-in-law) and I needed to prep something quick smart. It’s very unpretentious – the cupboard was almost bare when I was looking for ingredients to pair with the lamb neck. But together the ingredients really work – it’s like no slow cooker recipe I have ever tasted.