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It feels like Winter has beenwith us for ages, when it’s only just begun. Ever searching for the silver lining,  I’m trying to make the most of all the wonderful winter ingredients that are now in season. There’s beautiful coloured cabbages, rainbow carrots and ruby red raddishes that brighten up any salad. I always try to eat foods that are naturally bright in colour…they just feel like they’re healing the body from the inside out. I’m sure it’s exactly what your body needs and craves in the middle of winter,

Busy busy busy…and it’s only going to get worse with the silly season fast approaching! Yes – the festive season is hot on our heels, only 5 weeks away. GULP! So with that in mind, I’ve been busy arranging a reprint on the Adeline & Lumiere Christmas book. Last year I was so busy designing the book, arranging the printing, sending them out, it was all a mad rush to ensure everybody had them before Christmas. To make a brand new book was a little bit too much for me

If you follow me on Facebook you might have seen one of my updates earlier in the week… the excitement of my latest purchase, the Jerusalem cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. The other day I popped into my favourite independent book shop The Hill of Content to have a little look around. As soon as I spotted Jerusalem, and had a flick through, that was it. I had to have it. It has the most amazing looking salads and even a ‘stuffed’ section. So good. All week I’ve been reading through

Whilst everything seems to be pretty relaxed around here, there’s been a lot of activity behind the scenes. I’m like a little duck sitting on the water, all cool and calm whilst my little legs are going a hundred miles an hour. I’ll share a little more with you later on, but in the meantime here are a few photos I took for a Broadsheet shoot a few weeks ago. A friend of mine has been writing a few articles for Broadsheet and asked if I’d be interested in collaborating on

I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaack! It’s been a while since I posted here – over a month – and I’m sorry for such a long break but so much has happened in those 5 little weeks. I’ve been so busy lately, even this post was a bit of a rush (hence why I haven’t written much) but I figure you’re all here to see the pretty pictures and read the recipes anyway. Right? One of the projects that’s been keeping me busy has been a very special wintery dinner party which I hope

Christmas and New Years are behind us, and I’m well and truly back into the swing of things.  This was my first shoot for the year and honestly, I felt a little rusty! It’s actually been quite a while since I photographed some food. I completed shooting all the Christmas recipes at the end of November (ages ago). All December was spent posting on the blog and getting the book ready for print. As I said last week, although it was a mammoth undertaking, it was all totally worth the effort!

On Saturday I had a family portrait shoot with little 20 month old Alex and family. The weather was perfect, we had clear blue skies and sunshine. Perfect weather for playing chasings, hide and seek and singing songs (anything to get little Alex to smile)…     Later that afternoon Seb and I swang past The Hungry Workshop (a letterpress print and design studio on Northcote High St.).  We were there to check out the whole printing process and to pick colours for Seb’s letterpress print for THW’s upcoming exhibition

I’ve been meaning to make a calamari salad for weeks so I’m glad to say today is the day! It’s definitely a summery salad, and as we’re fast approaching the end of summer *gasp* I thought I’d better get my skates on. I’ve wanted to make a few more dishes with the Moroccan preserved lemons from a few months back (if you didn’t see them they’re right over here). I looked at a few recipes for inspiration and came up with this little ditty. I was very excited to finally

Well well it’s been yet another busy weekend @_@  We went back down to Hobart over the weekend for a lovely friends wedding.  I had been checking the weather all week and it had forecast four days of rain (eeek!).  But in true Tasmanian style, the weather did the exact opposite and turned on a beautiful sunny day. Not a cloud in the sky! After the ceremony, we all made our way down to the wharf where we caught a ferry to the reception venue, Peppermint Bay.  It’s one of

Last week I popped down to the Vic Markets to buy our weekly meat & veg. After every visit I always wonder why I bother with supermarkets when there are such amazing markets right on the doorstep. Everything is so cheap and the produce is far fresher than anything you’d find in the shops.  Not only that, but there’s so much choice – I always seem to find different varieties of vegetables that you’d never find in conventional supermarkets.     No trip down to the Vic markets would be

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