BEETROOT & WALNUT HUMMUS, BABA GANOUSH & GARLIC FLATBREADS (a journey to River Cottage, part 1)

I am unapologetically, unashamedly, unabashedly obsessed with the River Cottage phenomenon and the “real food” philosophy of back-to-basics tour de force Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall! This one-sided love affair began when we (my husband, L and I) were invited to afternoon tea by a friend sometime during the early summer last year. Upon the bookshelf behind me sat a […]

PROJECT PINTEREST, WEEK 4 (The “Just breathe” Edition)

Well, it might not seem like I am up to an awful lot (particularly given that I am on temporary sick leave and apparently have lots of time on my hands), however it is precisely due to the SCH diagnosis that I have an obligation to myself and my baby to take it rather easy. […]

PROJECT PINTEREST, WEEK 3 (The Big Fat Pregnancy Edition)

After last week’s veritable baking frenzy I have decided to step away from the sugar packet and focus more on all things pregnancy-related. I have been pleasantly surprised thus far at how easy it is to be motivated by my weekly Project Pinterest boards and how simply having a visual cues (in the form of […]

PROJECT PINTEREST, WEEK 2 (AKA The Halloween Edition)

I am really satisfied with the results from Project Pinterest ,Week 1 and, as I am starting to go into nesting overdrive, I can’t wait to get stuck into this week’s assignments! On the list for Project Pinterest, Week 2: • To continue crocheting an amigurumi dragon for Cupcake and a bunny for L (it’s a labour […]

PROJECT PINTEREST (AKA Just do it!)

Ok, so I have officially been using Pinterest for a year now and despite 396 pins thus far and over two dozen boards, until yesterday I had yet to make even one pinned recipe or complete a single DIY/craft project. It is one thing to simply collect images and ideas that momentarily make you feel […]