Holding Court

The prof is an early riser and he comes to give my neck the once over, say g’day and then he’s off on his merry way. He’s pretty happy with how things are looking and says my elephant-man style [Read More]

Jane’s Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

Serves 4 I still remember Jane bringing me a big pot of this soup, just after I got home from my surgery and  incidentally, this is one of the first recipes I ever posted. These powerhouse [Read More]

Farewell Thyroid

It’s an early start. We have our “consultation” with the Prof at 7am in his surgery.  To be honest, I always approach him with both awe and trepidation, awe, because he’s so well respected in his [Read More]

Donna Hay’s Standby Brownies

Makes 16 squares It's no secret that I love brownies because the blog is full of them. Take for example, the Twix Brownies, the Mars Bar Brownies and let's not forget those Salted Caramel [Read More]

Sport for the Soul

I should have been heading off to the airport this morning but instead I go to the gym. Every cloud has a silver lining! I’m all fired up to do my favourite class Basic Training, but my regular [Read More]

Freaky Friday

I woke up in the middle of the night last night thinking lots of what if’s. What if the prof says I can still go on holiday? What if I can’t? What if I have to have surgery? What if I don’t ? What if [Read More]

Not Hairy Nice

Still waiting with bated breath for the biopsy results but they haven’t arrived by late afternoon so undeterred off I go for my holiday highlights at the hairdressers. While I’m under the heat lamp [Read More]

The Human Pin Cushion

It was Labour Day on Monday 3rd so the first available biopsy appointment wasn’t until Tuesday 4th. That was the longest long weekend ever. Still, we tried not to think about the looming long needles [Read More]

Pumpkin and Date Cake

Serves 8-10 I love this cake - it's one of the first recipes I ever published and it's one of my favourites, even now. It’s just so easy to bake, works well as a large cake or cupcakes and it’s [Read More]