The Lokchen Loony

“Surround yourself with people who believe you can.” -          Dan Zadra I’m back in the world of work. I’m full time and feeling good.  I get my old class back, it’s like an old  skool reunion [Read More]

Manic Monday

“Celebrate  Your Existence!” -          William Blake 8 weeks on from surgery, 3 weeks on Thyroxin and my body clock is now well aligned. It knows it’s my Monday off and sleeps in accordingly! But, [Read More]

Mango and Banana Yoghurt Gelato

Serves 4-6 One of the things I love most about summer in Australia is mangoes. I just can't get enough of them. I often think summer should change it's name by deed poll to "Mango Season," I think [Read More]

Toad in the Hole

serves 4 When I was growing up in the mother country, school dinners were the norm. More to the point, gross school dinners were the norm, and there was so much gross that in the end, my mum let me [Read More]

Caramelised Carrots

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 20g butter 4 medium (480g) carrots, sliced thickly 1 tablespoon white sugar 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 2 [Read More]

B Tea

“Hell would be if God were to show me things I could have accomplished if only I had believed in myself. “  - Unknown My body clock finally wises up to weekend time and I manage to sleep in long [Read More]

Chocolate Shortbread Stars

Makes 25 Great cookies for Christmas! You can find the Thermomix conversion for these superstars here. Ingredients 250g unsalted  butter, softened 1 cup (160g) icing sugar 1 ¼ cups [Read More]

Cheat’s Chilli

Serves 4 The baked beans are the secret weapon in this recipe – they just taste too good! Ingredients 2 teaspoons (10ml) oil 500g lean minced beef 1 packet chilli con carne recipe base [Read More]

Run, Sun, Fun

“Don’t wait to be discovered.” -          Gil Atkinson Today I wake up to a trifecta of reasons to be cheerful. First off, it's nothing short of miraculous that I  sleep in till 9am! Secondly,  the [Read More]

Christmas Tree Glee

“There is the risk you cannot afford to take, and there is the risk you cannot afford not to take.”  - Peter Drucker It’s Day 2 of the “I believe in you” advent calendar and I’m loving it. It’s [Read More]