Mangawhai Sling

When we travel, our visits to the Duty Free liquor store always involve a great deal of deliberation. Not over whether to buy or not. As sure as the Pope is a catholic we buy something. No the deliberation is over what to buy.

Christmas Tradition Bah Humbug

One of the traditions we uphold at this time of year is to go and view the Christmas lights. I am never overly keen.  I find driving from one place to another jumping in and out of the car to view a jumble of lights before heading off to view … Read More

Have A Happy Silent Night

We’ve had Christmas.  Yes, tree, presents, turkey, corny jokes, bad music, the lot. This year because we will be in Auckland with family on Christmas day we had a quasi-Christmas here, in Brisbane before leaving. Well I guess the only thing ‘quasi’ was that it wasn’t on the 25th December.  Everything else … Read More

I’m The Queen Of Cool

We have just been through a bit of a heatwave here in Brisbane. You know those people who seem to manage to stay cool, and together no matter what the temperature is, the sort that don’t appear to have sweat glands and are always dressed immaculately. Well that’s not me.

Cauliflower – Just Cabbage With A College Education

Cauliflower - Just Cabbage With A College Education

Mark Twain said ‘ cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education’. Well call me a crock pot and roll me in gluten free flour but I love cauliflower. I use it instead of pasta. I will either make rice/couscous and construct a salad with it as a base … Read More