When my Nan was alive she’d make her famous pavlova for every special event. It just doesn’t feel like Christmas without a pavlova and lately my girls and I have been working on our pavlova skills. Our pavlovas are not quite as awesome as the ones my Nan used to make, but they are pretty […]
“I don’t want a birthday cake” my just turned six year old declared. “I want a birthday pudding!” So that’s what he got- chocolate self-saucing pudding with candles! It was a bit of a strange request, but I can’t say I blame the birthday boy. There is nothing better than warm, gooey, chocolatey […]
Desert or Dessert?
No matter how many little rhymes or tricks I read about I never seem to be able to remember which is which! But who cares how you spell it, as long as it tastes good right?
At the Pickle Farm we like a special treat every now and then, and one of our favourite treats is an easy fruit sponge dessert (I think that’s right?).
We have so many events to attend at this time of the year – celebrations, and dinners, and BBQs, and get togethers… and I’m already feeling stressed by it all. I laid down the law to myself last week with these ten things I want to remember when I’m feeling overwhelmed by Christmas and one […]
Yesterday was Mother’s Day. We don’t really make a big deal out of Mother’s Day, just funny little gifts from the kids and time spent together. Since I forgot the Mother’s Day stall at school this year, there was no crappy… I mean funny… gifts, instead the kids drew me pictures and decided that I […]
“Pancakes will fix everything.” I’ve been known to utter that phrase on more than one occasion, but it’s true, really it is! Grumpy kids in the afternoon? Make pancakes. No idea what to have for dinner? Make pancakes. Got excess fruit? Make pancakes. Surprise afternoon guests? Make pancakes. Need a sweet treat? Make pancakes. Need […]
We only have dessert every now and then, but when we do, you don’t have to have eat all your dinner to get some. Yep, you can avoid carrots like the plague, you can eat nothing but peas and mint sauce, you can never let that combination of chicken and rice past your lips and […]
You can hear the buzzing before you even get close to the berry bushes. The vines are covered in flowers and the flowers are covered in bees! I hope this bodes well for our berry harvest this year, and for years to come, as we’ve just spent the last few weeks digging dirt, carting mulch […]