Carrot Soup with Bunny Ears

“What’s for dinner mummy?” asks Amelia. “Orange soup with bunny ears!” I reply.

A little nose edges up to the side of the kitchen bench and then on tippy toes, two big eyes peer over the top of the bowl. A smile breaks out on her face when she sees a vague bunny nose & eyes (natural yoghurt drop), bunny ears (homemade sourdough bread) and a big bowl of orange soup (carrot & ginger soup). It helps that she is in orange class this year at school so the more orange in her life the better!

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A good friend recently asked me how to get her 2 year old to eat more variety of foods. I don’t pretend to have all the answers, but I do hope that people can learn from what we’ve had success with in our house.   Continue reading

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Food for life

I’ve always enjoyed food, but really understanding the importance and value of every mouthfull became paramount when I was pregnant. We had some trouble during the pregnancy and for a while weren’t sure if we were going to ever hold our much wanted and already loved twin girls in our arms.

Our little one is a fighter; she’s tough, cheeky and stubborn. All good qualities for a premature baby, but we’re not looking forward to the teenage years! The girls were born at 30 weeks Continue reading

Fun in the kitchen

IMG_5726In my life, the kitchen has always been the heart of our home. It’s where we would sit with mum and do our homework when we were younger. It’s where lazy Sunday mornings would be spent at the kitchen bench browsing oversized Sunday paper pages. It’s where all our dinner parties start out with guests welcomed into the kitchen … normally I’m still putting the finishing touches on the meal up till the last minute. And it’s now where I choose to spend quality time with my husband and children. We are a cooking team and food is what we love! Growing it … cooking it … and eating it.

My ears perk up when I hear a food conversation. I explore and rate countries by their cuisine. We take the time to set the table on the weekend for my favourite meal, breakfast. I love swapping recipes and suggesting changes to others, but best of all I love teaching my kids about food and cooking.

What do you cook with your kids?

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