Monday, March 28, 2011
I’ve set myself a goal for this week; to finish the handwritten cookbook I’ve been making for my Dad over the past year-or-so. With not a whole lot else to occupy my time over here, indoors, hiding from the heat, car-less and without my usual pantry full of gluten-free flours, I figured it was about time I completed the book that initially started out as his birthday present... last year! In this new world of computers, google, ipads and iphones some people may think of me as daft for wanting to spend all that time hand-writing a cookbook. But for me it is something that I love doing, and have done for both my younger brother’s also. Call it a family tradition if you will :-)
Just now I was just writing a pizza dough recipe in Dads book, when I realized I hadn’t shared my gf pizza recipe with you yet. Remember? The one I was all set to cook on the Good Morning show last month, before it got cancelled? So sorry about that...
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
You know what I have been eating for breakfast these past few days? Beautiful, big mangoes brought for a measly 50cents from the shop down the road! I had feared we were too late for cheap aussie mangoes, but we seem to still be in luck.
Would you believe me if I said I was already 18 years old when I tasted my first mango? Well, yes. It is true. Coming from New Zealand, the only mangoes available are icky, sappy, flavourless ones, imported from Peru. I ate a few mangoes when I lived in Sydney, after leaving school, but it wasn’t until I moved to Bryon Bay, N.S.W, a few years later that I really fell hard for their tropical loveliness.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Does anyone else feel just a wee bit scared about where the world is heading? With so much destruction in such a short space of time, I have a feeling Mother Earth is trying to get back at us for all the harm we humans have inflicted on her. I've really been struggling writing blog posts ever since the Christchurch earthquake and even more so after the utter and total destruction in Japan last week, but I am totally with Shauna (from gluten-free girl and the chef) when she recently wrote, "Celebrating these small pleasures is one way of honoring life". By cooking and sharing with the ones we love, we are celebrating life, the best way we know how.
I thought it fitting to finally write up this post about saving your own seeds. In light of the devastation around the world, I'm hoping that it serves as a wake-up call to everyone that we need to be returning back to the old ways. Where everyone grew their own food, saved seeds and cooked good nourishing handmade food. How is it that we have all strayed so far from what should be natural human instincts?
Monday, March 14, 2011
So, I've been nominated for Babbles's top 100 mom food bloggers!!!!
It would be an honor to be listed in the top 100 and I'd love your vote :-)
I am listed under my actual name instead of my darling lemon thyme, so if you are having troubles finding my nomination, just click to sort names alphabetically, then you should be able to find me under "E" for Emma Galloway.
I wouldn't be upset if for some reason you felt like telling everyone you know to vote too ;-) The more the merrier! To vote just click here.
Many thanks in advance,
Friday, March 11, 2011
|photo credits Kelda Aikman|
So, we have made is safely to Perth and it is only now, nearly 3 weeks on from our surprise wedding that I am able to catch my breath and do a write up on the gluten-free chocolate wedding cake I promised I would share.
The past few weeks have been a blur of packing, sorting, catch-ups and goodbyes, so I haven’t been able to fully digest the fact that somewhere in the midst of that we managed to get married. To say we feel any different now that we are husband and wife would be stretching the truth a little (we have been together 8 years and have two kids already!), but god it’s been fun teasing each other with “hello husband, hello wifey”.
|photo credits Evie Hall|
Friday, March 4, 2011
So once again, I’m not quite sure where to begin today’s post. It may have something to do with the fact that I am so insanely busy at the moment that my brain feels fried? You may remember me talking about heading to Wellington to make an appearance on the Good Morning show. Well, that got completely cancelled, no pre-record, nothing. They decided to run a show about the Christchurch earthquake instead. I get that, I really do. But I was only told about this after I had already arrived in Wellington! I won’t go into detail about how upset or disappointed I feel not being told until I had already left Raglan, but let’s just say I really didn’t need the added stress that the whole failed trip caused.
We are three days away from flying out to Perth to start our new Australian life. Any spare moment is being spent sorting, packing and organizing all our stuff. What’s getting shipped to Perth, what’s getting stored here, what we are taking with us on the plane, what we are giving away, selling…?
I don’t think I have ever been so stressed in my life, they do say moving and getting married is two of the most stressful things you will ever do. We are completely mad and are doing both within two weeks of each other. Mental eh?
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