Food News

These stories vary from bizarre to extremely personal; delicious little morsels from around the globe that I think you might be interested in.

Here I also chat about developments with the blog, new sponsorships and partnerships with brands and flashy events I attend – such as the unforgettable Masterclass with Tetsuya Wakuda!

Autumn & Autism

Posted on March 7, 2014

me n pop

You are going to learn a few new things about me today. I suggest you go and grab a cup of tea, cos this might take a few minutes.

As you know, I don’t often share deeply personal things on this blog, it is mostly just pretty food and occasional baby pics. But that is going to change, and I hope you are OK with that.

My life has changed dramatically in the last 12 months and I haven’t shared any of it here. For my blog friends and readers all over the globe, I’m sorry for that – because after all, that’s what blogging is all about. Sharing.

I have just been conscious about keeping this a ‘food blog’, but it’s now going to evolve into more of blog about my family and life on the northern rivers. Don’t worry, there will still be food, lots of it, so don’t click away just yet. (more…)

Keeping It Real: Chuck everything in salad

Posted on February 4, 2014


Today is less of a recipe, more of a philosophy. A rough method, if you will.

Long time readers will know of my intense hatred of food wastage. Yes, hate is a strong word, but in this context it is warranted. I absolutely can’t stand allowing food to go bad in the fridge – it’s the reason why I keep my fridge well organised and clean pretty much all the time.

My favourite way to use up bits and bobs from the fridge and pantry is to make a salad. A chuck everything in salad. (more…)

The Belle General, Shelly Beach, Ballina

Posted on December 16, 2013


This is how I have to eat a lot of the time these days.

Classy, I know.

If you look closely you can also see egg yolk dripping down my arm.

Really classy, I know.

But I’ll tell you what, it was worth the sticky egg stains. That was one of the best bacon and egg rolls I’ve had up here in the Northern Rivers.

It’s from a brand new cafe called The Belle General at Shelly Beach in Ballina, and it’s got me salivating to get back and eat the rest of the menu! (more…)

{Keeping It Real} The muesli edition

Posted on December 4, 2013


For the last five Mondays I have posted five divine avocado breakfast recipes that I was commissioned to create.

They may have fooled you into thinking I eat beautifully styled food every day.

Sadly, I do not.

Today I’m here to set the breakfast record straight. I’d like to start sharing some Keeping It Real posts on a casual basis (read: sporadic) so that it doesn’t look like I live in food styling lala land. Believe me, I don’t.

I eat way more slapped together meals than I care to admit to. I’m a mum of two young kids, that is just life.


Poppy’s 3rd b’day watermelon ‘cake’

Posted on November 15, 2013


I’m not going to get all sentimental about how my baby girl is 3, but really, I can’t believe it! 3 years went really fast.

Poppy’s favourite things to eat recently are watermelon and icing (from cupcakes or donuts). So when I saw this amazing idea on my amazing friend Viola’s blog (go check it out) I was all set for her birthday cake.

You see, this isn’t a cake at all….

It’s a big square of watermelon covering icing.

Pretty cool, huh?! (more…)

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