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, 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.


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


  1. tina

    Welcome back. Good on you for choosing your blog…

    Your photographs are stunning. That artichoke. Funny, I had feta for dinner tonight.

    You're making me hungry again and I often have a vegetable bake.

    I lve the photos of your daughter, the hats and that gorgeous feta, San Pellegrino and artichoke. Good to have you back.

  2. alison abbott

    Blogging is strangely addictive, isn't it Catherine! I find myself going to bed and waking up with it on my mind. I had artichokes on the agenda too on this Meatless Monday. Forever indebted for turning me on to the the Nikon D3100-muchos gracias. Am loving it.

  3. Lauren

    Tried to comment last week, but blogger ate it. So here I am again! I'm so glad to see you back! It's always so exciting to follow your path. Daunting, but exciting. And your photos are looking great.

    Cal and I love artichokes, and we always wonder: who went to all that trouble and ate the very first one?!

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