When I first did a post on Heidi’s nursery (very close to a year ago, when she was born) I kept mentioning it was her temporary nursery because we were renting at the time (and the walls were a very vibrant blue which I hated). Until we had moved into the house we were building I never felt that her room was as I wanted it to be… so here it is her ‘real’ nursery, finally!
Before we go any further, I must share with you a You Tube clip from a TV show called Portlandia. I haven’t seen this show (or even heard of it, until last night), however it was brought to my attention by a friend who was over for dinner. This particular clip is called ‘Put a bird on it’ … Whilst watching it all I could think about was Heidi’s nursery – enough said (for now)…
Portlandia – ‘put a bird on it’
My husband and I often cook up san choy bow – it’s a really simple recipe and a healthy meal. We try and make it even healthier by adding a few extra vegetables to the recipe. This is a great meal for those kids that don’t like vegies ’cause it all gets mixed in with the meat, and disguised with sauces (as long as you’re mega secretive, and don’t let them spy all the vegies on the chopping board before you cook it!) Here’s our version below…
This recipe is from a mouth-watering curry cook book called the Curry Bible by Mridula Baljekar. It was given to me by a great friend, who knows how much I love to cook. Anyone that loves curries and cooking – this book is a must!
I made it the other night – with the weather turning colder, and the sound of the wind in the trees outside… I had the urge to cook a comforting, mild, but fragrant curry.
What could possible beat a day with friends that you have known for more than 30 years?
I had the pleasure of sending my husband off for the long weekend to an outdoor music festival (camping, no showers, potable toilets… and thunderstorms all weekend … “see you later darling, and enjoy your weekend of rain, mud, weird smells and drunken idiots”).
I was not in the slightest bit tempted to join my husband, I instead decided to invite some of my closest friends over for lunch, and cook up a feast. I will share with you what I cooked for them.
Running out of inspiration in the kitchen? Can’t be bothered dreaming up a mouth-watering meal?
This Thai Chicken burger recipe will be your saviour… the flavours are so fresh and addictive.
Thai chicken burger Ingredients
I ordered Asian coleslaw (with prawns) in a Vietnamese restaurant recently. The response I got from my fellow diners was “I never would have thought of having coleslaw as an entire meal”. This surprised me because my amazing live in chef husband whips up an Asian coleslaw for dinner several times a month, especially in summer – and it is fantastic!
The salad has a very fresh flavour (it is not mayonaise based like the traditional coleslaw) with beutiful herbal aromas, it is ridiculously healthy and a great way to sneak some vegies into those that usually push them to the slide! (boyfriends, husbands and kids!).
But wait – there’s more… it is super easy to make, and doesn’t require any culinary expertise. What is brilliant about this recipe… if you don’t like prawns, make it with chicken thighs, if you hate chicken thighs (like me!), make it with chicken or pork mince – it is completely flexible.
Enough sales pitch chit chat, here’s the recipe…