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This weekend we dog-sat our friends beautiful puppy Olive. She is so ridiculously cute, she’s a long legged dachshund (sausage dog) rescue puppy. You can see some photos on my instagram feed along with all my other dog snaps (including Seb’s ‘step brother’ Bowzer).  It’s amazing how friendly people are when you have a dog. Everybody wants to stop you for a chat, it’s nice. Makes me want a dog even more :) Last week we made a good ol’ Sunday roast. It’s becoming a ritual when ever we have a

I’ve been so busy with work lately, I feel like I’ve been neglecting the blog! I feel so bad if I don’t post at 6am on a Tuesday morning. It’s quite silly the pressure I put on myself, which surprises me as I’m not usually this organised. The only reason why I’ve kept it up (the only thing I can put it down to) is the fact that I love doing it. It’s hard finding the motivation (especially on the weekend when all I want to do is relax) but

Ratatouille Pasta

Apologies for not posting last week – I always feel so guilty when I don’t post! In my defense I had a 5 day wedding festival down in Tassie that I was attending. I had intended to capture some photos to share here but it was all a bit too hard as I was part of the bridal party. The wedding was a beautiful day with perfect Tassie weather. The venue, Quamby Estate was an amazing location and I can’t recommend it highly enough. If you’re ever planning a road

Some weekends I find it hard to move and get out of the house and this weekend was one of them. It was cold and wet outside on Saturday so naturally all I wanted to do was hibernate. The last thing I wanted to do was to venture out to the supermarket – is anyone else this lazy? I had a good look through my cupboards and tried to decide what I could muster up with what I already had… and this was the result – and it was deeeelicious!

When the weather is wet and grey (like it was in Melbourne over the weekend) all I crave is comfort food.  I personally think the king of all comfort food is soup. What other dish can make you feel like a great big warm hug from within?  I swear I can feel my body thanking me for all the vegetable goodness! Nom. I love soup but sometimes it’s just not quite satisfying enough – especially on super chilly days when you’re staaaarving. That’s where a good minestrone comes in. Filled

As I’ve said previously, my mum is a wonderful cook. I’ve tried to recreate some of her recipes on the blog (such as her Silverbeet & Feta Lasagne) but recently I’ve created some of my own ‘family favourites’. From what I’ve been told they are ‘phenomenally tasty’…  and yes, that’s quoted! I guess this is what you could call one of my signature dishes. This recipe has been tweaked and perfected every time I make it, and it just seems to get better and better. For me, risotto has been