she.was.one.in.a.lifetime – 31st december 1934 to 29th may 2017

Recently, my family lost our beautiful grandmother, great-grandmother and matriarch of our family, Shirley Tangey. Over the last 12 months we watched our elderly grandmother deteriorate rapidly, with an unknown sickness she failed to acknowledge. It made me angry, sad, desperate to know that there was nothing I could do to save her, when it…

PODCAST – theblissbombproject x melissa gearing, the naked naturopath

Listen to the amazing conversation Melissa Gearing and I had on anxiety, depression, natural medicine, burnout, blogging, life, food and community. Tune in here !! There’s a new podcast every week to two weeks, on a variety of subjects and with some really amazing guests. Here are some of my favourites: * Herbs, Herbs, Herbs…

indoor plant life

During my recent visit in beautiful, weather confused Melbourne, I stayed with my dear friend Leana-Rose. Lele’s house is beautifully decorated with photos of her loved and adored ones and others from her multiple trips overseas, cute trinkets and glorious bursts of tribal print and colour. But something was different… her home space seemed more…

D is for .. dhal – spiced red lentil dhal with chickpeas and spinach

Dhal is a staple food in Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, Nepalese and Indian cuisines. It is one of the most beautiful global comfort foods known – it’s deliciously spiced and complex but warming, soothing and satisfying all at the same time. Dhal is usually served as a side-dish, but I’ve been known, on more than…

australian natural soap company, melbourne

Have you been to South Melbourne market before? If you have, you would know that it is full of artisan, homemade, hand-crafted goodies of all kinds – ranging from pet foods to super cute clothing. One of the best things about the Sth.Melb Market is the amazing range of Australian businesses showcasing their ranges and…

B is for .. boeuf bourguignon- beef braised in red wine

-There is something really beautiful about traditional classics. I often think that with classic dishes it about simplicity but the appreciation for flavour.. Maybe it’s a chef thing ? But there’s also that intoxicating smell when dishes that have been cooking for hours fill up your home.. it brews anticipation and appreciation for the final…

a is for .. apple pie – spiced apple pie jaffles

Homemade apple pie is an old school dessert favourite. Crispy pastry, with a filling that conjures up feelings of warmth and comfort. Seeings as we don’t have an operational oven at the moment, I am forced to seek other methods of ‘baking’ or making desserts. After much hesitation and doubt, I gathered the courage and…

a cute easter sunday

Today was such a beautiful day; we ate, played, read, laughed, napped. The boys played most of today; laughing, chasing each other with Nerf guns, they watched a few movies and played superhero trivia. Meanwhile I finished and sent off another assignment, recipe developed and scheduled another 3 blog posts, did some last minute groceries…