Tis The Season To Be Jolly

Tis the season to be jolly. Every season should be jolly for that matter — Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn (or Fall). This season of jolliness, which has Christmas, is a time for family, fun and frivolity. The Christmas lights about the streets herald: It’s ‘Christmas time of year’. When visiting my Brisbane family recently,…

Cornflakes Apricot Balls

Apricot balls are my favourite. Something about the way the cornflakes and chopped up apricots combined with the condensed milk, make them rather moorish. They are very simple to make, but time consuming as you roll each individual ball in coconut for the finishing touches. My sister is the clever one who made these. Ingredients…

Strip Jack Naked – Kids Card Game

My eyebrows raised a tad when I heard the name of this kids’ card game — Strip Jack Naked. However, I was curious to find out how this kids’ version was played. Particularly having had so much fun playing the other family card games with ‘My Ship Sails’ and ‘Snap’. Hence, I was keen to…

Fishing = Family Fun

My 11 and 13-year-old nieces were keen to write and share their family fishing experience. They’re mad keen outdoor girls. As a teacher, I love giving them the opportunity to see their work published. Photos by their Mother.   A family fishing trip is very fun. It’s special when we’re together as a family. We’re all sitting…

Choccy Rocks or Choc Chip Cornflakes Biscuits

The Choccy Rocks or Choc Chip Cornflakes Biscuits are one of a zillion delicious, buonissimo, scrummy, yummy recipes from Mum’s cookbook collection. Mum, 76, or Nonna to her 20+ grandchildren — aged 30 to 7, has the honorary title of ‘World’s Best Cook’. Why? Because, you’ll often hear, as the grand-kids tuck into their second or third biscuit,…

Pork Chops, Roast Veggies & Apple Sauce

Fry panned pork chops, oven roasted vegetables — all topped with freshly made green apple sauce. Mmmh! Sounds delicious? It is delicious, according to my nieces when they visited the cooler climates of The Atherton Tablelands. Another easy family favourite to prep and throw together with lots of nutritional value.   Depending on your family size and…

Family Roast & Veggies

When is a family roast ‘A Family Roast’? When you sit at the table as a family to enjoy it. Recently one of my Townsville families came to visit up The Atherton Tablelands — 2000 feet above sea level and 5-10C cooler compared to Townsville. I pondered on the first evening meal together. I wanted…