So dinner was a hit – to the point where my Dad actually picked up his bowl and licked it clean!  So I thought I’d try one of Jamie Oliver’s dessert recipes.  And I tell you what – it tasted every bit as delicious as the picture in his book looked. (more…)


What can you achieve in 5 hours?  A flight to Perth?  Yep.  Watch Juno twice?  Sure.  Procrastination from doing an essay on evidence-based health promotion?  Sometimes…  How about prepare and cook a 2 course pasta and dessert meal (from scratch) for your parents?  Definitely! (more…)

A crazy week at work for both Lyndal and I meant that this week’s What shall I have for dinner? email went slightly wrong. First, I forgot to send it. Second, she had to actually do some work and didn’t have time to think up recipes for me (what’s that about, I ask you?).

After letting slip that I had a chicken carcass in the freezer, Lyndal leapt on that and promised to email me from home with a recipe for Asian noodle soup. She forgot. So a hasty text message recipe was sent through Friday afternoon. I deleted it. And since Lyndal is out of town playing her little heart out at a netball comp, I’ve decided to cobble together my vague recollection of her text with some quick Googling and go it alone…WARNING: this may not end well. And so, to the dulcet tones of Delta Goodrem (itunes on random, honestly!), I begin… (more…)