Executive function skills help children in every day living situations and the kitchen is a great place to develop them.
Good parent hacks making mealtimes easier are all about SAVING something. Saving money. Saving time. Saving dishes. Saving waste. Saving sanity. Mealtimes can be a draining affair, especially if you have a fussy eater on your hands. And we want to save our mealtime from turning into a battle zone. So, here are some parent […]
These fluffy and yet crunchy fish and potato croquettes were fun to make with the kids. I was SOOOO much more comfortable with the making process of these little crispy delights than the last time I had Verity in the kitchen to crumb fish with me. She was only a toddler at the time and […]
I made this pineapple crumble as part of a guest post that will be over on Gift Grapevine soon (I will update the link here when it is live!). In that post you will be able to download a printable card and get all the instructions for making a unique and heartfelt end-of-year teacher / […]
Witching Hour is a Typically difficult time in the afternoons for kids and parents … Am I right, or Am I right? Personally, I have used so many different recipes and cooking methods at different parts of my motherhood journey (so far) and readily accept that I will continue to keep chopping and changing. Why? I […]
Koshari is an Egyptian dish with layers of flavour. Now, to take you on a little culinary journey. My husband and I were travelling in Egypt in 2008 (pre-marriage and kids) and randomly walked into what looked like a restaurant. BUT… There was no menu. We were just asked “small or large” – we opted […]
We are put our own twist on New Zealand’s favourite Afghan Biscuit (Afghan Cookie). We sweetened ours with dates and used cold-pressed cacao this week. These cookies are topped with icing and a half-walnut. However, to make them lunchbox friendly you wouldn’t add the walnut. We will be baked these live on our facebook page on Tuesday […]
We are globe trotting this week! We filmed this cooking demonstration of a Brazilian dish on Tuesday 11 Oct 2016 at 5pm on my Facebook page. We went to Brazil to bring you Bife Role – Brazilian Style Beef Rolls. We made our rolls with spinach, carrot, garlic and bacon. They were simmered in a tomato based sauce for 30 minutes whilst […]