School holidays: fun! (sarcasm font)

Well it’s the winter holidays. It’s cold and wet and the boys declined attending the extra week that their preschool offers, so they’re home for 2 weeks. I love them dearly, but with the demands of their little sister I can’t give them amazing amounts of attention and it’s pretty hard having things set up … Continue reading


Muffins take 2 – gf, df, rsf, nut free, soy free

I was getting bored of my muffin recipe and also had to make Lord B cut back on the oats as he was reacting to them, so I tweaked it a bit. The beauty of this kind of baking is that exact measurements are not required and you can experiment with different ingredients. You’re never … Continue reading

Garden log 18/01/15

Yeah, I’ve been busy again. Between babies and school holidays and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and general being a mum and running a house, there isn’t much time for things like this. If you want to see what CGS stuff has been happening, go to Just as I haven’t had much time for … Continue reading

Garden log 25/10/14

I’ve actually managed to do quite a bit in the garden and it’s starting to look like one again, instead of the mass of (largely edible, so it kinda counts) weeds that were in there.

Feed the frog

Sir A is a boy of many wonderful attributes, but a desire to put dirty clothes in the wash is not one of them. Lord B is pretty good, being a child who likes things to be in their place, but Sir A has zero interest. Perhaps he will acquire this virtue with age, or … Continue reading

Detoxing life: cleaning your body

I’ve already written a post about how to get rid of stinky armpits by no longer washing them (see here). You might wonder: if I don’t use soap on my pits, do I use it at all? The answer is yes: for my finger nails (and handwashing) and to scrub my filthy feet. My feet … Continue reading

Lord B turns 5

Kinda crazy to think I’ve been an active parent for 5 whole years now. I say active, because I was technically a parent from the moment he was conceived, only I didn’t have to do much till he was born. Well, I guess being semi healthy, and then labour and stuff, but ya know. I … Continue reading

Choc chip buckwheat cookies (rsf, gf, df option)

  So I saw this recipe a couple of weeks ago. Why on earth would one want to make only two biscuits at a time??? What a waste of power! When I bake, I like to make enough to put some away for the rest of the week, or to freeze for feast day treats … Continue reading

Mostly healthy caramel slice (rsf; gf, df, ef options)

Oh the artiness of my food photography. How green with envy those “professional” bloggers must be. For Father’s Day this year, I decided to put on a High Coffee for my husband and father. They’re both hard to buy for and we always go to Nanny and Grandpa’s house after Mass on a Sunday anyway, … Continue reading

Garden log 13/09/14

Ok, actually the pics are from a few days ago, but I didn’t get a chance to do anything with them. I’ve finally started sorted out the garden again. I had been thinking something was off in it and eventually clicked that I was rotating my beds in the wrong direction. D’oh! I had spent … Continue reading