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Mistake Stitch Scarf

My last few knitting projects have been large blankets, so I needed some small projects to fly off the needles so I could have a sense of accomplishment! It’s also the middle of winter, so a cosy scarf (or…

roasted cauliflower soup

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

A story of good intentions (and soup). Let me start by saying I LOVE soup. Any flavour, at any time of the day, in any season. Soup just makes things better. It’s a hereditary thing. My mother LOVED soup,…

Apple Tea Cake Recipe

Our local agricultural show is next week, which means there’s lots of test baking happening in our kitchen. You see I’m married to a competitive baker, which at this time of year, can be amusing, beneficial & frustrating all…

fine art photography prints

Chookapeck Fine Art Photography Prints

This new-release collection of fine art photography prints is very dear to my heart as they are all printed from original photos that I’ve taken on travels here in Australia and further afield. After spending a lot of time…

seed or moss stitch scarf

FREE Seed Stitch Scarf Pattern

To infinity and beyond! Or not… that’s your choice with this classic but versatile Free Seed Stitch Scarf Pattern. Knitted using 12 ply yarn, the scarf can be finished and worn as a loose scarf, or sew the ends together…

Share a Calm Moment

An Invitation to Share a Calm Moment

Over the past few weeks I know I’m not alone in turning to @instagram to seek images that both calm and inspire. To escape the constant news cycle I have started a hashtag that encourages us to share a…

Mahon ocean pool Sydney

Ocean Pools: Mahon Pool Maroubra

A visit to Mahon Pool brings with it a sense of discovery, as it is hidden from sight until you are almost upon it. We visited in March 2020 after our first stop, the Malabar Rock Pool and this…

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Ocean Pools: Malabar Rock Pool

There’s something about Sydney that calls me every summer. Sunny days, warm nights, flowering jacarandas, perfumed jasmine, life on the streets… it’s just so different from other Australian cities. It has a casual confidence that grows on me each…

chocolate cake blog

A ‘Stout’ Chocolate Cake Recipe

My husband is a very keen baker and for the last 12 years or so has wholeheartedly embraced ‘show baking’.  Our local show, the Tanunda Show, is 107 years old, and every year in March, locals get busy with…

Bowl of Apricots

How to make Apricot Fruit Leather

The summer stone fruit season is such a treat and in many country areas, there is no need to grow your own as often a neighbour or a friend will gift you with an abundance from their tree. I’m…