February is just fine

I don’t particularly like summer and February is normally the month I dread more than any other – it’s hot, humid, the back-to-work-after-the-holidays-blues have well and truly settled in and it always seems ages to the next public holiday. This year it’s different. February has been fabulous so far! What am I grateful for this…

7 things to keep me busy

I’m inspired by Bookgrrl’s ‘7 things’ lists over the past week – I’ll probably stick to just one list, just today. I’m still learning to crochet, I’m not patient with crafts and if I’m struggling to get it right I tend to put it away for months at a time. Anyway, I’ve got out the…

Italian sausages

My lovely Italian colleague brought me some of her homemade pork & fennel sausages during the week – along with amazing photos of the sausage making extravaganza that had occurred at her home over the weekend. Amazing scenes! Anyway, inspired by her generous gift and by another post from Stonesoup, I made this for dinner:…

In honour of food

In part this post is inspired by one by the lovely Celia over at Fig Jam & Lime Cordial¬†about how lovely it is to know where your food comes from. Tonight on twitter I posted this There are so many good things about what I’m making for dinner that I think I’ll have to blog…

How does your garden grow?

Last night, our dinner included zucchini, beans (both yellow and green) and parsley from our own garden – and we usually get a meal of leafy greens a few times a week as well. The tomatoes are in flower, as are the capsicums – and the eggplant is growing bravely but has yet to produce…