Sprout Farming

After listening to Doug Evans speak recently on the Rich Roll Podcast, I bought his new book: The Sprout Book. We are sprouting many things on our kitchen counter at one time. The kids equally love to watch them grow and harvest them. I absolutely adore watching everyone dive into the bowl of fresh sprouts…

Another Lockdown Birthday

My guy turned 12 today. Where does the time go? I will tell you – many sleepless nights turned into tired days, running all over town between school and activities, meals, household duties and voila, there goes a decade. This is our family’s third COVID-19 isolation celebration. Low key, full of fun playing together, chatting…

Tarting with Reece Hignell

Stephen treated me to an online cooking class with Master Chef contestant, Reece Hignell. Reece lives in Newcastle, NSW, owns Cakeboi Bakery and is known for his love of baking tarts. Reece is very cute and young. His playfulness, youth and innocent wit reminded me somehow of comedian and actor, Josh Thomas. In the online…

Life Is Uneventful

We haven’t posted much as of late because currently life is pretty dull. Not complaining, happy to be a hermit and enjoy the continued peace. Anti-mask protests seem to be the thing to do around the globe at the moment. I find it strange to protest staying healthy and safe but I’m not too bothered…

Messy Chef

We’ve been watching the new series “Amy Schumer Learns to Cook” on Netflix this week. I love Amy and I find the banter between her and her husband, Chris, funny and authentic. The basic idea is Chris – a professional chef, teaches Amy how to make delicious, healthy and easy meals. The show really highlights…

Sushi

I just made sushi for dinner and I’m feeling like a culinary wizard. I know that’s silly given how many people make their own sushi and how easy it is. There is something deeply satisfying about learning something new and also about making something by hand. I feel giddy.

Year of the Appliance

For the past decade we’ve shed most of our belongings to live abroad. We wanted to live more simply so that we could experience things rather than own them. We chose small apartments and systematically shed all of our belongings along the way. It was a bittersweet process of letting go and learning to appreciate…

Lockdown Culture Trip: Week 10

  Sweden Our last visit together was in 2013 sans children. We were in Malmo, Sweden’s third largest city. Coffee, pastries, excellent recycling, “free to roam” laws, a strong passport, 480 paid parental days, gay relationships have been legal since 1944, and gingerbread – A small list of wonderful things in Sweden. Tonight we are enjoying…

Lockdown Culture Trip – Week 9

  Seychelles Ah, paradise. That amazing water and uncluttered white sand beaches. Would so love to be there right now, instead we are there in spirit. Today we made banana fritters to celebrate this tiny island nation in the Indian Ocean. Scotland Tonight we made Cranachan ice cream. The cream was sweetened with brown sugar…