Category Archives: Lunch


Summer holidays start in just under 5 weeks!  I can’t believe how fast time is flying.  When we moved to Boulder I just had a couple of weeks to get settled before the uni semester started and I feel like … Continue reading

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Leek and Bacon Tart

Look at these gorgeous little beauties that have just popped out of the ground in our front yard!  This very same yard was covered in about 4 inches of snow last week and now there are a few little signs … Continue reading

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Italian Bread Pizza

We are heading into late Summer here and thoroughly enjoying all the good produce that is now in season.  Peaches, nectarines, plums, cherries and tomatoes.  The tomatoes I have seen around the shops and markets are so varied. I don’t … Continue reading

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Lemon And Herb Spaghetti

My kids have always been hit or miss when it comes to serving pasta and it has been a long time since I served it for dinner.  In the last couple of weeks we have had it twice and most … Continue reading

Posted in Cheap and Cheerful, Family Dinner, Lunch, Vegetarian | 5 Comments

Roast Vegetable Tarte Tatin

I’m a little embarrassed to admit that this is yet another recipe inspired from watching My Kitchen Rules, but doesn’t it look so delicious? ‘Tarte Tatin’ sounds so technical and fiddly but it isn’t.  The basic idea is to roast … Continue reading

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Carrot Soup

There are so many variations of carrot soup – creamy, spicy, curried, caramelised etc.  I would say this is a creamy carrot soup which is more appealing to my kids but it wouldn’t be my favourite version.  I knew that … Continue reading

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Basic Homemade Bread

Happy new year!  A new year and I’m happy to get it started, take stock of life and think about the year ahead.  We’ll be staying put in California for 2013 and we hope to see as much as we … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Basics, Bread, Kids In The Kitchen, Lunch | 11 Comments

Fried Eggs With Hommus Bruschetta

With only a few slices remaining from my perfect Tartine loaf I had to be quite particular about what I topped them with.  I decided on a slight variation to a Karen Martini recipe which is suppose to be a … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast, Lunch, Vegetarian | 12 Comments

Hot Smoked Ocean Trout Salad

My lovely local deli stocks a beautiful range of hot smoked fish.  So whilst I am waiting for my coffee, distracting Elliott from all the goodies, I start dreaming up different ways to serve and prepare the different fish.  This … Continue reading

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Chorizo, Spinach And Cheese Muffins

I’m on a quest, well I have been for a few years now, for the perfect savoury muffin.  I want good savoury muffins not only to have stored in the freezer for kids lunch boxes but also to serve warm … Continue reading

Posted in Afternoon Tea, Baking, Lunch, School Lunches | 8 Comments