Spring Asparagus and Blood Orange Salad Recipe

*the asparagus was gifted to me from Aussie Asparagus, all words and opinions are my own. For the last 18 months we have been waiting with baited breath for our asparagus to be ready. I have checked each morning for the tiny spears to make their way up through the dirt. I watch the colourContinue reading “Spring Asparagus and Blood Orange Salad Recipe”

Basil Pesto Pasta with Roast Cherry Tomatoes

I love trying to use up every possible thing that we have available to us throughout the fortnight before doing groceries again. This delicious, simple, fresh, seasonal and locally sourced basil pesto pasta with roasted cherry tomatoes ticks all the boxes for me. Sure the pasta was from a packet but the basil was grownContinue reading “Basil Pesto Pasta with Roast Cherry Tomatoes”

Rhubarb Jam

I have rhubarb on the brain, it’s practically running through our veins. The plants are the gift that keeps on giving, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make some rhubarb jam not just to preserve for us but also to give as a small Christmas gift for friends. Recently, I made rhubarb and peachContinue reading “Rhubarb Jam”

Seasonal Fruit Crumble

This weekend was a scorcher in Melbourne, over 40 degrees both Saturday and Sunday. Sunday morning I’d had enough of sitting inside hiding from the heat, so we ventured about 10 minutes up the road to our friends pool. It was a lovely way to spend the morning, changed up the day a bit, gotContinue reading “Seasonal Fruit Crumble”

Parsley and Walnut Pesto

I wondered down to the local produce market last Friday. It’s at the primary school from 8:30 until 11:00 every Friday morning. It’s the perfect excuse to get out of the house in the morning, buy produce from locals and most importantly, go and play at the playground.  Obviously, the produce is seasonal, so I’mContinue reading “Parsley and Walnut Pesto”

Upside Down Peach Syrup Cake

We have this weird block behind our house.  It’s land locked, 572m2 (most of which is the drive way), and it’s completely bare except for a peach tree. For about a week a year, the peach tree become so laden with fruit that the branches reach down to the ground.  So, throughout that week forContinue reading “Upside Down Peach Syrup Cake”

A Lunch at Winters

Sunday brought my last roller derby training for the year and also my last great excuse to catch up with my lovely friend Jade for a Sunday lunch this year. Winter’s Cafe is a newly updated Pakington St cafe, which has fantastic seasonal menus.  The crowds stream in You’ll be lucky to get a table during brunch/lunchContinue reading “A Lunch at Winters”