Jesus would have enjoyed a good biryani

We visited my dad and stepmum in Bowral on the weekend and my dad made biryani (pictured at left) which is always popular with my kids. Biryani is a rice dish spiced with turmeric, cardamon, cloves and cinnamon (among other things) and often includes meat as well. This time Dad added nuggets of beef sausages…

10-minute meals that get me through the busiest weeks

I’ve become quite good at making an easy, tasty, healthy (or relatively healthy dinner) in a short amount of time – which is a handy skill for anyone to have. Sometimes I will have been busy or out all day, and there’s been kids’ sports training or a game after school, and I land in…

Sausage roll recipe, candles, books, and hygge

Earlier this year, in the summertime, I was reading online in various places about the northern hemisphere winter; specifically how not to hate living through it, and more specifically the notion of hygge. Hygge isn’t trendy to the people of Denmark where it originates, it’s just apparently their attitude to staying happy through their very…