In anticipation of Bubba C's arrival, I opted out of last month's Secret Recipe Club and it's a good thing I did because I think we were in hospital about the time my post should have gone live. I wasn't going to miss out again though and thought joining in this month would be a good must-get-back-to-cooking-and-photographing push.
This month I was assigned to Spinach Tiger. I was pretty taken by her byline - food a woman will love and a man will … [Read More...]
Time for another In my Kitchen post for one of the best months of the year... my Birthday month! In my kitchen is a cinnamon cupcake my sister brought me when she came to visit the little man last weekend. I have been seriously missing my baking and a little baked treat really hit the spot.
In my kitchen are a few bags of oats, cinnamon, chia seeds and walnuts ready to have water added to them the night before for an easy and quick … [Read More...]
Here's yet another of my strange pre-foodie Claire things. I didn't like scones. Well to be more specific I'd eat scones if they were all that was available and I was hungry but I didn't like jam or cream so that made them pretty boring. Yes I told you I was a weirdo with my eating habits.
Fast forward a few years and I can't get enough of scones. I'm always looking for an excuse to make them or order them (and now I'm craving scones!) and my … [Read More...]
Last Wednesday our little man turned 4 weeks old and we can hardly believe it. The time has absolutely flown and he has grown so much in just a short time.
We love him to pieces and can't really remember not having him here. Although being parents and being a new mum is definitely a challenge and probably the biggest physical and emotional challenge (with sleep deprivation thrown in) so far I wouldn't change it for the world.
His little smile … [Read More...]
I wish I could say that I whipped this up this week but that would be a big fat fib. Don't think I've been neglecting Kevin the sourdough starter while I've been looking after Bubba C though. I am happy to report that Kevin is alive and well being the resilient guy that he is.
Master C is also thriving. I've taken so many photos already (as you can imagine) so I'll put a post together soon and share some with you. He turned four weeks old on Wednesday … [Read More...]
Please don't think I'm crazy superwoman making and photographing all these recipes with a newborn. Seeing as he made an early appearance, I had a few recipes made up, photographed and ready to share and a bit of writing is giving my brain a break from feed baby, feed myself, sleep, repeat (that doesn't mean I'm not loving it though!).
You know I'm not a salad lover but throw some carbs in there and you just might convince me to have a bite or … [Read More...]
Happy Valentine's Day!
If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen my baby brain order of about 30 bananas last week. I get a fortnightly fruit and vege delivery and you can change the items to make up 15. Obviously there were quite a few things I didn't want/need so I just kept replacing things with bananas.
Ordinarily that would be fine, I'd just freeze them for smoothies but at the moment, our freezer is so well-stocked with food it was … [Read More...]
Will and I are excited to announce the arrival of our beautiful little man. He arrived at 4.53pm on Wednesday the 29th of January (11 days early!) weighing a nice healthy 8lb 12.5oz (3.98kg).
He has a name but I've decided to continue to refer to him as Bubba C (might change when he's older) on the blog so the little guy can have privacy. Seeing as I'll probably be over-sharing his life I thought that was only fair for him.
We got to bring … [Read More...]
This post is being written rather sheepishly. My poor garden after suffering through some awfully hot days and my lack of ability to physically do much to it over the last few weeks, in the most part, has seen better days.
All is not lost though, there are still some star performers (namely the ones that don't require too much attention), like my little lime tree.
He's now well and truly established and I even picked my first lime a couple of … [Read More...]
Earlier this week, the lovely Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial wrote a post titled 'living within our means' and it struck a cord with me. No matter if you earn the big bucks or just a modest income, if you spend more than you earn you're in trouble.
I've written a few times about how I save money but I loved the way Celia broke her post down so I thought I'd provide my two cents worth for each point from a late-20s-mum-to-be point of view. I in no … [Read More...]
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