I’ve been experimenting with gluten-free baking lately, in addition to my usual dairy-free. I’ve found two recipes that work really well (and a few sad ones, like ANZAC biscuits that just don’t work). There’s this Dairy free chocolate chip cookies recipe which continues to be a wondrous recipe that can take all the substitutions that I… Continue reading Gluten-free and dairy-free baking
I always like to google camping spots before we go to see what they’ll be like, and blog reviews are the best of all, so here is my contribution. (As an example, The Fealy Family had a good post on Flanagan Reserve) Flanagan Reserve is just over an hour and a half from Brisbane, although it… Continue reading Flanagan Reserve camping
The first time I did the Whole30, I read their thoughts about paleo pancakes. And it came down to, they are sad and not worthy of the name pancakes, so why bother? If you’re going to eat pancakes, do it gloriously and eat the real thing. And looking at the sad almond meal falling apart… Continue reading Banana oats pancakes
We celebrated our first school holidays by taking some time out to go to Somerset Dam. We decided in stay in a house rather than camp, mostly to make it easier to take the boat. We arrived at the house, unpacked, the children marvelled at the number of toilets, and then we decided to go… Continue reading Somerset Dam in April
We were lucky enough to get tickets to see Tim Minchin last Saturday night as part of the opening celebrations of HOTA (Home Of The Arts, formerly the Gold Coast Arts Centre). I was pretty excited about this – my husband and I always managed to be away whenever Tim Minchin performed in Brisbane, so we’ve been wanting to see him for a while. To make it even more exciting, we organised the kiddos to stay the night with their Grandma, and took off into Surfers.
We recently decided to go away camping for the night, and looking for a site that was close to Brisbane and not expensive, we decided on Hardings Paddock Campground at Ipswich. There’s drop toilets, a camp kitchen with BBQs, and lots of space. The eight campsites are all defined spots. The website says that there’s space for… Continue reading Hardings Paddock campground
I’ve gone grocery shopping and loaded up on more bi-carb soda, vinegar, and corn flour for future experiments. But for the experiment we picked out to do last weekend, we needed celery. We’ve tried putting celery (and flowers!) in coloured water before to see if the colour of the water will change the colour of… Continue reading More kitchen science