A slow cooked long weekend

I had such high weather hopes for this long weekend. Despite the cold, Friday was lovely (mainly thanks to my early mark from work), Saturday was even more delightful, full of sunshine and… Continue reading

Hello Winter, my old friend…

How I have missed your icy winds, my rosy cheeks, your rain drops, my wind-swept hair, your unpredictability and my old foe… Hunger. While I love Autumn with its cooler temperatures, the vivid colours as the leaves… Continue reading

The kindness of strangers

On Friday night I discovered the lovely Mel from existential detective had tagged me as a lovely blogger after she herself had been tagged (congrats Mel!). I was so touched, it totally made my… Continue reading

Bake my day!

My Mum has always told me not to cook when my heart isn’t in it or when I’m angry and it is usually good advice, especially when it comes to baking. Cakes do… Continue reading

My Mum, the Superhero

My Mum is one of those unassuming but incredibly smart, perceptive individuals. Those qualities make her an excellent life teacher and in the lead up to Mother’s Day, I thought I would share… Continue reading

Lunch Box Special #1

Over the last few months my mundane lunches have become somewhat of a running joke in the office. Every day the same question, “What’s for lunch Cate” and 99% of the time I… Continue reading

Lest we forget

Anzac Day holds a pretty special place in most Australians and New Zealanders hearts. It’s a time to remember the sacrifices others have made so that we can enjoy some pretty incredible opportunities.… Continue reading

A Family Heirloom

Tomatoes would have to be one of the most versatile foods going around. I am surprised it has taken me so long to post about them. Perhaps it has to do with them… Continue reading

Enough with the sugar and squandered opportunities

I had the best of intentions of doing an Easter-themed post this year, so much for that bright idea. Despite my four days of freedom and ample cooking opportunities….still no post! Now I’m… Continue reading

Did I hear someone say cheese?

Cheese is one of those amazingly versatile foods that I just couldn’t live without. Literally. I have no idea how those poor lactose-intolerant people survive. Or pregnant women. If someone told me I… Continue reading