Monthly Archives: March 2012

Connecting…we ate soup

I’m close with an older lady who lives in our street who I visit regularly…I find it such a joy to be
able to spend time with her as she shares stories from her past..she is also very funny and makes me laugh. 
Recently she called me and said “come over and have some soup” she’d made it that afternoon.
The weather has started to cool here in Melbourne so I jumped at the chance of a bowl of soup and a chat.
The soup was delicious so I couldn’t wait to get the ingredients the next morning to make it for my family for the weekend.  I particularly liked the hint of ginger that flavoured the soup, my friend told me it helps to keep colds away in winter.
She was also clearing out her cupboards and  gave me this beautiful light green crystal bowl which I couldn’t resist making a trifle in.  This trifle was one of my late Father In Laws favourite desserts as made by my Sister In Law Hilary..a few years ago I asked her for the recipe.
Hunting in some vintage shops the other day I came across one of these old hand whisks we use to whisk cream with when I was little so thought it would be fun for my youngest daughter to give it a go.
I haven’t started knitting my scarf yet..I haven’t knitted in a long time so thought I’d start out practicing with this lovely coloured wool that caught my eye.
If you have any questions about these recipes or just want to say hello don’t hesitate to send me an email I’d love to hear from you.
Catherine x

Around Our House

Hi Everyone,

I know I’ve been missing in action lately…I went back to study and it took up all my time, but I’ve decided it’s not for me so I’m back doing what I love and am most passionate about..food, photography and blogging.  We’re having these roasted vegies with fetta tonight for dinner along with chicken that I have butterflied (cut the back bone out and flatten) and stuffed with a ricotta mixture ready to roast, will post recipe soon.

Here are some snippets of my house that I took this morning…Autumn has just begun here in Australia and we are having those cold mornings, early evenings but sunny nice days.

I adore this red gate (it’s actually my neighbours) and this is my oldest daughter stepping out to go to her internship.

Our hatstand in the hall.
and the baked vegies before they went into the oven.

We are crazy about fetta in our house and will include it in a dish at any opportunity…

I couldn’t resist including this artichoke in my photos as someone gave it to me this morning and I think they are a work of art…

Now  that the weather is getting cooler in Melbourne I have this urge to take up knitting.  So I bought some really big needles (size 25mm) and some interesting grey wool and am going to knit my daughter a scarf.

I hope you have all been well, you must try these roasted vegies they are really delicious.

AMAZING BAKED VEGIE SALAD


Serve hot with roast meat or cold as a salad


Peel and dice root vegetables (potato, sweet potato, pumpkin & beetroot), toss in baking tray with garlic that has been sliced in half vertically with skin still on and thyme (fresh or dried).


Drizzle with olive oil & season with sea salt (I used Maldon) and toss before putting in oven.  Half way through cooking remove from oven, drizzle with olive oil again to avoid the vegies from sticking.   Roast at 180 degrees for around 6o minutes.  Remove from oven and stir through diced fetta.

Enjoy serving this to your family and friends.

Love Catherine x