Mixology with a minor

The youngest was pestering me to “make something” with her yesterday. So we concocted some strawberry shortcake-infused vodka together. I’m not sure that’s in the Mum of the Year handbook. The youngest was initially resistant to making infused vodka until I pointed out she was currently sugar free and couldn’t eat baked goods anyway. And […]

11 boozy desserts I want to make

A hazard of my new job (or is it a perk?) is that I spend part of every day looking for recipes containing alcohol as a bit of light relief from the news stories. Poor me. I became quite transfixed last week by The Cookie Rookie’s Strawberry Shortcake Vodka … I mean … strawberry … shortcake […]

Oh. Em. Effing. Gee

Remember those beans I mentioned … the ones I accidentally slow-cooked for 12 hours on Sunday … Well, yesterday morning before work I turned them into duck fat refried beans and rice. Oh-em-effing-gee they are amazing. Sooooo not diet food and very spicy, but bloody beautiful. The dish was sparked by the impulse purchase of […]

The secret ingredient is love

As the kids sat watching Masterchef last night, I cooked homemade meat pies. They wouldn’t save me from elimination in a sudden death round. But the eldest drifted into the kitchen during an ad break and sweetly said: “How do you make your pies taste so good?” “The secret ingredient is love,” I joked. Actually, […]

Spicing things up (and Mexican fettucine)

I’ve been walking past Sportsgirl each day on my way to the office, admiring a skirt in the window. I finally succumbed yesterday and bought it. I can’t really afford/don’t need to be buying new stuff, but I feel great wearing it, so I’m not beating myself up too much about breaking the budget with […]

Soccer wifey time

OK, I’m not really a soccer wife … I’m still married to someone who’s very unsportsmanlike. I must do something about that. Anyways, earlier this week I ventured up to the Northern Beaches to watch one of DD’s first games of the season and spent a lovely 90 minutes swatting away mozzies and drinking cider […]