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Kids in the kitchen: Easy Peasy Pesto Pasta

I have this idea that I want my kids to know how to cook ten dishes from scratch before they leave home.  I think it’s important that they can nourish and feed themselves so I’m starting to teach them now.   I’m also hoping it won’t be long before I can start taking a night off! Lucia is a pretty…

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Falling off the (gluten free) wagon.

It’s been a tough week. To say things have been crazy in my whole food kitchen this week would be an understatement. Looking after three children on my own, running a household, building a business and trying to convince myself that I’m 100% when I’m not caught up with me this week. I have learnt, in the past year or…

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In Abundance: Baked Peaches with Natural Yoghurt + Granola

Did you know, I have a family history when it comes to markets? My grandfather, who came to Melbourne from Sicily, began a fruit and vegetable business at the South Melbourne Market when he was a young man.  That market stall was in our family for over fifty years and during those years my grandmother, my mum, my dad, my…

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In Abundance: Summer Berries and my Favourite Breakfast, the Acai Bowl

I love all sorts of fruit but if I had to name one as my favourite, it would have to berries.  And if I had to choose a favourite berry, well, that would be tough…it’s probably raspberries.  But then, I love blueberries too…and blackberries, wow, the blackberries this year have been amazing. Berries are pocket rockets when it comes to…

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Be kind to your mother…because mums have feelings too

I’m not sure I was born to be a Mother.   I mean I love being a mother, I love my children and of course, I love being part of a family.  I’m just not sure it’s the job I was born to do.  Actually, maybe it’s not the mothering part…perhaps it’s what comes along with it. It’s not fun to be…

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The secret diary of an extreme mum

I know I probably come across as all glamorous and together (ha!) but you will be shocked, I’m sure, to hear that this is not actually the case.   In fact, it would be an extremely rare day for me to feel like I am sailing effortlessly through motherhood, unscathed by demanding toddlers, absent partners and torturous perfectionism.  Today was not one of…

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