Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013


It's forecast for 42° in Perth this Sunday. WTH Mother Nature!?

What does one do in 42° weather? Start packing their bags for the arctic most likely.

Currently I'm fighting battle after battle about bedtime with my almost two year old. He has moved to a big bed and after a few bouts of sickness I had let him get into some bad habits. Stern mummy is here to stay now though. Basically that just means all day (and night) I say NO, STOP, WATCH YOUR FINGERS, NO YOU CAN'T HAVE MUMMY'S IPAD, then he sleeps and repeat until bedtime.

Sorry for the shocking quality, I had to ninja it in and outta there!

This week with a friend I went out for brunch to The Greenhouse and I had their crab & avocado, chives.

'Scuse fingers!

It's all piled onto a big piece of sourdough bread.

So tasty, light and satisfying. Can't recommend it highly enough. Look forward to going back. It's one of those hipster places where they pour your water out of a watering can and you can write on the walls in the toilets. Some info on their concept if you're interested.*

Another thing I've also been enjoying lately is writing and receiving letters and postcards. A dying art that I hope doesn't become extinct. I will save it for another post because I have a lot to talk about!

I will leave you with this gem, I have found it very helpful when I feel an impulse buy coming on. It's better to wait, we all know it. Not easier, but better.

*All opinions are my own and I'm not in any way associated with the greenhouse.

Sunday, January 27, 2013


After a day of temperatures in the mid 30's, it was decided that a nice light heavy dish was need to round off the day.

Enter stage left Carbonara!

Now, this was my first time making this and we added and subtracted a few things.

Mix up two egg yolks, two whole eggs, cream and grated cheese.

Fry up an army load of bacon and mushrooms*

Cook up some pasta

Once pasta is cooked, drain it and add the cream and egg concoction, while on a very low heat. Add the bacon and mushrooms.

Stir it all up, making sure not to leave it on the heat too long or you'll get scrambled eggs. Add some pepper and cheese and call it a night because you're soon to be in a food coma.

*Mushrooms not pictured

Recipe from the Junior Masterchef Australia Cookbook.

Serves 4

2 eggs
2 egg yolks
125ml of pouring cream
40g finely grated Parmesan
1tbs olive oil
250g bacon
500g spaghetti

1. Crack the whole eggs into a large jug. Add the egg yolks, cream and grated cheese. Season with freshly ground pepper, then whisk.

2. Heat olive oil in a pan, add bacon, cook for 2 minutes without stirring. Stir then cook for 4 minutes or until the bacon is crisp. Drain on paper towel. (At this point I added mushrooms)

3. Cook spaghetti as per packet or taste

4. Tip spaghetti back into the warm saucepan and add bacon (and mushrooms) cook for one minute stirring continuously, then add the egg mixture and immediately stir the pasta so that it's well coated in the sauce. Keep stirring for one minute then remove pan from the heat. Continue stirring for 3 minutes, divide among bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hello 2013

Hi All,

After a 6 month hiatus I'm back! And my blog has had a little makeover thanks to Amy from Mrs Smyth Gets A Life, she did a fabulous job and I'm extremely happy with it!

I do apologise for not getting back on the wagon sooner. Sometimes life can get in the way of a tinsy little blog you enjoy writing and 3 people (thanks) enjoy reading.

Is anyone doing New Years resolutions? I keeping swapping between doing them and not! Mainly I want to relax and not put so much pressure on myself to have everything perfect all the time. It's tough. I'm trying.

Naz angrrrrry at having his photo taken.

He is now 21 months old, nearly two!

Glad to be back

Simone x


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