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Updated Recipe Page

September 8th, 2012 | Posted by Andie in Ramble - (0 Comments)

My recipes page has been looking a little sad for a while. It was unappealing to look at and in desperate need of a makeover. So I’ve given it one. The problem now is I need to go through and take a bunch of new photos. I often refer back to these recipes but my … Read more

Banana & Chia Seed Bread

September 7th, 2012 | Posted by Andie in Recipes - (2 Comments)

I’m having a bit of a love affair with chia seeds at the moment. They are something I’ve only recently discovered, but aside from the fact that they are a super food, they integrate really well into cooking and baking and add a lovely flavour to the food. So when I had some banana’s that … Read more

Matthew – 1 Year, 28 Weeks Old

September 3rd, 2012 | Posted by Andie in Matthew - (0 Comments)

We’ve had some lousy weather around here. Which has meant Matthew and I have been stuck indoors for a bit, luckily not going to stir crazy, just enough to keep things interesting. On Monday morning, I decided we needed something to keep us interested so jumped onto the web to find some toddler friendly activities. … Read more

Haven’t done one of these in a while and was in a bit of a creative mood – so here you go. A freebie to cheer up your desktop Click Here for 1920×1200 Click Here for 1600×1200 Click Here for 1280×1024 And if you’d like the cookie letters, you can grab them from here.

Lemon Cupcakes Recipe

August 12th, 2012 | Posted by Andie in Recipes - (3 Comments)

On Saturday morning, I was on the hunt to make something for desert for Jacquis birthday dinner that we attended that evening. Mum told me that (under no uncertain terms) that we had so many lemons and limes on the tree’s that I would be making something with them. So after a quick discussion and … Read more

Matthew – 1 Year, 27 Weeks Old

August 11th, 2012 | Posted by Andie in Matthew - (0 Comments)

We made the decision a while back that once Matthew hit 18 months we would get him vaccinated with the chickenpox vaccine. It’s not on the NZ schedule of vaccines (which mainly means that the government doesn’t cover the cost), but after doing a bit of research and talking to the nurses when Matthew had … Read more

Lemon Jam Recipe

August 7th, 2012 | Posted by Andie in Recipes - (0 Comments)

Needing to use up some lemons from the tree, I made some lemon cupcakes and wanted some filling. Lemon curd was one option, but I opted for lemon jam instead. We had some Chelsea Jam Setting Sugar in the pantry left over from last Christmas so it was a perfect option. Most of the recipes … Read more

Matthew – 1 Year 26 Weeks Old

August 6th, 2012 | Posted by Andie in Matthew - (0 Comments)

It’s been pretty cold around here lately, being winter and all. But we had a sunny day on the weekend so organized to go catch up with Robs family. We went to the playground at Cornwall Park (where we had been planning on going a few weeks ago when Matthew threw up in the cafe), … Read more

Did you know it’s World Breastfeeding Week? As a mum of a toddler who is still breastfeed (most days not too bad), I’ve been very fortunate to be able to continue this long so far. And seeing as New Zealand’s breastfeeding rates are at a 20 year high, I thought I’d write up some tips … Read more

Matthew – 1 Year 25 Weeks Old

August 4th, 2012 | Posted by Andie in Matthew - (0 Comments)

Matthews managed to get quite run down over the weekend. He got a chesty cough during the week, which wasn’t surprising as we’ve all had a bit of a cough around here (being winter and all). However the poor thing woke up on Saturday night, came running down the hallway crying. His Grandma picked him … Read more