Author Archives: ElaineM

About ElaineM

Ramblings about life, food and things that make me happy!! I'm a mom with a lovely son, a loving husband and a happy life and I wanted to share that with you. I work part-time and try to keep up with a busy life the rest of the time.

Chookie chooks …

I have been converted!! A year ago, if you’d asked me about backyard chooks I would have laughed and said that it was not for me. But, then we started the veggie garden and I’ve slowly started to come around … Continue reading

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Let’s start again …

I’m finding it difficult to write regularly and I’m so disappointed in myself for that.  I always resolve to make time for this blog, but life ends up getting in the way.  Well, here goes again … a new start … Continue reading

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A new beginning …

Quick blog post to get the ball rolling again ….. It’s been busy the last 2 years, started a new role at work, been helping my son prepare for all sorts of entrance, scholarship, music exams.  But now, all has … Continue reading

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Bright and sunny …

I’ve been in bed for a few days … just your usual winter cold and flu … nothing serious, but just plain annoying. Anyway, today I feel much better … and I couldn’t have picked a better day to feel … Continue reading

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Furry friends and growing up ….

Mr L is a grown up big boy of 11 who knows EVERYTHING! Last Saturday evening, he voluntarily went to bed early … unheard of!!!  He wasn’t feeling crash hot.  At 3:20am he woke up disoriented and with a raging … Continue reading

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Lemony wonderfulness

Lemons seem to be plentiful and cheap at the moment.  So I’ve been busy making one of my favourite cakes – Lemon Drizzle Cake. I love the tartness of lemons that really comes through in this cake.  Also, it’s super … Continue reading

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Frittata ta ta ta….

Left over chips …… yuech! you say …. cold, limp, greasy …… well, normally I would agree with you, BUT, there is one exception.  Sometimes when the chips were fat and crispy on the outside, but soft and pillowy in … Continue reading

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