Phew, it’s a been a while. Thankfully my absence hasn’t been because I’ve been working 80 hours a week. There has been plenty of work and study but there’s also been Sunday afternoon beers and gelato (not at the same time – yuck), Monday night burgers, a couple of concerts and lots of time with family. I have a couple of days off work this week and I already have great plans for my kitchen, but until then, here’s a snapshot of life lately (which is probably of no interest to anyone but myself but this blog is my diary so that’s how it is for now).

Berries, Ready to be Roasted

Some roasted strawberries to go into muffins with almond meal and polenta.

Speaking of blogs, Cat of Take Courage has posted a couple of really interesting posts about blogging lately. Check them out here and here.

These make for exceptional shortbread, especially if you happen to have a cookie cutter in the shape of a tea pot.  (I made a half batch and we were still going strong 4 days later).

Luisa wasn’t kidding. These roasted vegetables are insanely good. I’ve devoured them just as they are, tossed them through pasta or brown rice or eaten them with cheesy polenta.

Deb’s spin on the one pot pasta I posted recently looks intriguing. I can’t wait to try it.

This is pretty much my dream lunch (hold the egg, extra chips on the side).

I made it to this burger place tonight. It definitely lived up to the hype. So good. I’m not sure I’m ready to declare it the best burger in Sydney though – Mary’s make a phenomenal one too.

And some music for your Wednesday:

Back soon friends. Xo


  1. says

    AHHHH! I love how they put chips on the side- genius! I’ve been loving this recipe lately because how can you not: I eat it warmed up with honey. But also, my friend at work made brownies that were just fucking amazing. Like, cannot even describe them, and they just got better with age (like all good things :), I’m nagging her for the recipe, she’s been a bit secretive about it, but we’ll get her. Love the idea of cheesy polenta with those veggies. I really have not tried polenta all that much in my own home, so I will have to experiment. I hope you enjoyed your days off!

    • Anna says

      Hope, you’ve inspired me! I’ve seen that recipe all over the interwebs lately but wasn’t sure if it was worth trying (where does one find chia seeds?!) but I’ll definitely give it a go. With nuts and maple syrup and coconut oil it would be hard to stuff up. And The bread can balance out the brownies! They sound incredible.

      I can’t claim to be a polenta expert – my housemate is genius polenta maker so I don’t actually have to make it 😛

      • says

        Haha! I need to find me a housemate that knows polenta, steel cut oates and the BBC film of Pride and Prejudice. I find Chia seeds in most Coles and Woolies now (boo hiss), in their ‘health’ isle. Always find it funny how they have the weirdo protein powders and meal replacers in that section too! Otherwise, a health store will stock them.

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