Recipes – food

Wilted Watercress Salad

Wilted Watercress Salad

Just when you think summer is coming to an end, it coughs and splutters and the Melbourne skies throw out mid 30 degree weather like we are having this week. Almost as if to say, I know you will miss me, so here's one last hurrah! How do you feel at the end of Summer? Do you look forward to autumn or live in denial that the weather is changing? What about foods...are you ready to jump into hearty soups and stews, or are you refusing to give up the salads?

If we watch nature, we get all our...


Chocolate Lovers

Chocolate Lovers

Valentine's Day is approaching. It's a day where people show their affection for someone else by sending cards, flowers and chocolates along with messages of love. With around 150 million cards sent annually, it is the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas. 

Valentine's Day brings with it either squeals of delight and intense planning....or a breakout of nervous sweating and fear of all things flower-and-teddy-bear related

St Valentine of Rome is said to be the reason behind this day of love. In his time, soldiers were forbidden to marry as it was thought by Emperor...


Pimped Up Water

Pimped Up Water

For some, drinking enough water can be a chore. Some can find plain water so boring, my mum always said she would rust if she drank too much water! Staying hydrated is important year round, but never as much as in the heat. In our last post about Summer Amanda spoke to us about the sun pulling moisture from our pores and the importance of staying hydrated. And they say that when you are thirsty you are already dehydrated. 

Our bodies are made up of 55-60% water 

depending on physique...


Salted Caramel Fudge

Salted Caramel Fudge

Now doesn't that name just conjure up memories of childhood, a bygone era, a time where you never thought about how bad sugar was for your teeth - your only concern was to get as much of it into your mouth as you could! The sweet buttery taste of fudge, it was a treat to be eaten slowly and savoured. I've always had a soft spot for fudge. It makes me think of old times...of innocence and simplicity. 

This fudge borrows its sweetness from dates.

I know some people don't like dates and I initially tried this recipe...


Spring Detox Smoothie

Spring Detox Smoothie

Winter well and truly is a distant memory, and Spring is starting to gain the hint of heat of that Summer will bring. The leaves are back on the trees, the bulbs are flourishing. I've just done a big tidy up of the winter garden and have gone a little mad planting herbs, fruits and vegetables. Spring is such an energising time of the year, the weather calls you to get outdoors and start moving. This also helps to shake off the cobwebs of Winter, throw open the windows and let the breeze blow through not only the house but the...