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Category Archives: Musings & Inspiration
The Summer Edition. A Beach Side Feast. Beer Battered Potato Scallops.
Another trip down memory lane. This time the focus is on the great Australian potato scallop. More popularly referred to as the potato cake in our southern states. For me it’s the quintessential taste of the long summer school holidays. … Continue reading
Posted in Musings & Inspiration, Small Bites, To Serve with Drinks, Vegetarian, What I Love to Cook Tagged Batter, Beer, Food, Potato, Scallops, Summer, Vegetarian 14 Comments
The Summer Edition. Celebrating Australia Day With… A Chocolate Tim Tam Cake.
This weekend we are celebrating Australia Day. Sunday January 26 marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney. Monday is an official public holiday, so we are enjoying another blissful long weekend. Another perfect excuse … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, Chocolate, Musings & Inspiration, What I Love to Cook Tagged Australia, Baking, Buttercream, Cake, Childhood, Chocolate, Ganache, Nostalgia, Tim Tam 11 Comments
A Gift That Keeps On Giving. From The Eveleigh Farmer’s Market. My Hessian Herb Garden.
Last Saturday, free of my children’s sporting commitments, I spent all morning, (and a good part of the early afternoon) browsing the fabulous Eveleigh Farmer’s Market and surrounding cafes and antique stores. An all time favourite activity that sadly has … Continue reading
Posted in Musings & Inspiration Tagged Basil, Chilli, Chives, Christmas, Farmers Market, Gift Giving, Herb Garden, Herbs, Oregano, Rocket, Shiso, Thyme 2 Comments
The Paddington Foodie and 5-2 Diet Recipe Ideas. A Mention In A Journal Article By Fivemore.
There is more interest being generated about the 5-2 diet outside food circles. Last week I had the opportunity to contribute to an article published by Catherine on her health, wellbeing and lifestyle site Fivemore. This week Catherine examined the … Continue reading
Posted in Musings & Inspiration Tagged 5-2 Diet, 5:2 Diet, Endurance Training, Fasting Diet, Fivemore, Health, Interview, Lifestyle, Recipe, Running 6 Comments
Eat, Fast and Live Longer. The 5-2 Diet. Putting It All Together. For Under 500 Calories a Day.
It sounds to good to be true. Eat whatever you like, within reason, five days a week. Drastically restrict your calories to just a quarter of your recommended daily intake for the remaining two non consecutive days a week. Feasting … Continue reading
Posted in Musings & Inspiration Tagged 5-2 Diet, 5:2 Diet, Fasting Diet, Food, Healthy, Low Calorie, Recipe, Under 500 Calories 16 Comments
Celebrating A Milestone. The Perfect Gift. A Truffle Tree From Gascony.
I’m so overwhelmed. This week I celebrated a significant birthday with more than a little help from my friends. Over a long and lively lunch my gorgeous girlfriends presented me with the perfect gift. My very own truffle tree, growing … Continue reading
Posted in Musings & Inspiration Tagged Birthday, Celebration, Food, france, Gascony, Gift, Gourmet, Perigord, Truffle Tree, Truffles 18 Comments
The 5-2 Challenge. How Apt. Screening in Australia. On My Fast Day. Michael Mosley’s Documentary. Eat, Fast and Live Longer.
For my Australian followers who may be curious about the 5-2 Challenge that I have been blogging about. Michael Mosley’s excellent documentary Eat, Fast and Live Longer will be screening on SBS One at 8.30 pm this Monday night, 22nd … Continue reading
Posted in Musings & Inspiration Tagged 5-2 Diet, Diet, Eat Fast and Live Longer, Fasting Diet, Food, Health, Intermittent Fasting 1 Comment
Vale Nono. A Long Life. Well Lived.
This morning our grand father and great grandfather slipped away peacefully in his sleep. A gracious, handsome and always humble gentleman. Closing his eyes on a long and happy 101 year journey. Next week our family will be gathering to … Continue reading
Posted in Musings & Inspiration Tagged Family, Grandparents, Loss, Poetry, Relationships, Vale 9 Comments
Eat, Fast and Live Longer. What’s It All About? Intermittent Fasting and the 5-2 Diet Plan.
Since October last year there appears to be a groundswell of growing support for the 5-2 eating plan. Perhaps it’s just a case of heightened awareness on my part but over the last couple of weeks,in particular, media coverage seems … Continue reading
Posted in Musings & Inspiration Tagged 5-2, 5-2 Diet, Diet, Eat Fast and Live Longer, Eating Plan, Fasting Diet, Food, Intermittent Fasting 12 Comments
Organising The Recipes On My Blog. WordPress. A Left Brain Nightmare For My Right Brain Creativity.
I began the task of organising my posts into a recipe index over a month ago. Easy peasy. Or so I thought. After all there were less than one hundred recipes to sort through. All I had to do was … Continue reading
Posted in Musings & Inspiration Tagged Blogging, Food, Left Brain, Recipe Index, Right Brain, Wordpress 12 Comments