Teach Kids to Wrap their School Lunch

Preparing school lunches the night before, tastes as good the next day – otherwise my nieces wouldn’t eat them. Wraps are moreso delicious, especially when the kids are responsible for making them. Also, there are far less complaints. Just as important is learning the hygienics behind safe foods. Washing hands, clean bench area, prepping ingredients,…

Tidy Pantry, Tidy Mind

Rows in a pantry work well for me. It’s a quick visual snapshot of what’s in there. In my mind, it helps me feel organised and prepared. It gives me a certain satisfaction after I’ve spring cleaned the pantry. When preparing for any unexpected eventualities, food is something you can’t do without. It’s good to…

Any Excuse For A Family BBQ

Roll out the BBQ! Listen to the sizzle and chatter. It’s like music. It can be heard for miles; a symphony of 25 voices. It includes, of course, the kids playing, laughing and running around the yard, while a couple of adults cook and the other adults look on, admire and cheer on their culinary skills. All…

Garlic-Tabasco BBQ Sauce

My husband makes a speciality sauce for steaks. Every time we’ve had family and friends over, they absolutely adore and find this sauce moorishly delicious. Some friends even say, ‘If you’re having a BBQ, can you make that sauce of yours?’ It is an old recipe, which has been handed down through his family.  It’s a favourite…

Mad Hatterz Café

What a quaint, quirky experience. Everything appeared topsy turvy at the Mad Hatterz Café, in Yungaburra; only 40min up the Gillies’ Range from Cairns. We enjoyed a lunch with a difference. Hats of all sorts were all about on each chair. Those who dined for lunch donned a mad hat; of sorts. We heard giggling and squealing echoing…