This week Facebook sent me a memory from last year. Quite timely, as we have started the process of getting the old house ready to sell, to downsize for the next part of our lives.. The son in question is on the final run to finish his degree and will leave home in January. The … Continue reading In The Blink of an Eye – for Patrick
When we are born, we are automatically welcomed into a tribe. And for most of us, that tribe will remain from first breath to our last. The people who raise us, who grow up with us and who we, in turn, raise. This tribe should be our most important, our bedrock, the one that helps … Continue reading Finding your tribe…
As usual, this was not the blog that I set out to write… but my muse does like to play fast and loose with me and take me places I wasn’t expecting to go.. One of the bonuses of being a cook, is gathering people together, placing the food before them and sitting back and … Continue reading “Would you like words with that?”
March is one of those change of season months, here in the Southern Hemisphere we reluctantly start bidding summer farewell and start prepping for the colder months.. Earlier this month it was the anniversary of my first blog. It has been an interesting journey, so far for me, and has gone a different route from … Continue reading The March of Time
I’ve recently been on a bit quiet on the writing front, because I’ve been on a road trip, and this was going to be a piece about food on the road and memorable meals…. But my Muse had other ideas, and the only thoughts I had, were about my travelling companions and inter-generational relationships… so … Continue reading …Mothers and Daughters….
The First of The First of --- is always one of “those” dates that draws a line in the sand. It is an arbitrary beginning, and as with all endings and beginnings, we naturally look back and evaluate past actions, achievements and failures; and then strategize, calculate and determine our plans for the following 12 … Continue reading 1.1.19
These last 3 cookie recipes round out my Christmas Baking…. Gifted to me by a Bestie, a Big Sister and one of my son’s school homework project; they really remind me of Christmas’s past, and people I love… Christmas Cook bookHand written, with extra bitsAmended, adapted and reminders My Christmas recipe book is hand written, … Continue reading A Tasty Triple Treat
Food and memories wrap themselves around each other in my world, especially at this time of year. One of the things I treasure most about my food journey, is recipes that have been shared with me, that not only become family favourites, but always remind me of the generous soul that shared it with me … Continue reading Pani Anne’s Ice cream
My Christmas Baby 23 years ago, my son unexpectedly arrived 2 weeks before Christmas, 12 weeks early, weighing a tiny 3lbs 2 ¼ oz! Definitely the BEST Christmas present of my life! As a new mum, I was really aware about how December/January birthday people are often short changed on the celebration front, so I … Continue reading ……. Sometimes you have to squeeze in a Birthday Cake….
Christmas at Chrissie’s House is like it is for most people – that mix of old family traditions and trying some new things to spice things up…. Southern Hemisphere Christmas in the Sun As we move towards the festive season, I’m going to attempt to give you 12 Foodie posts to give you some ideas, … Continue reading The Twelve Foodie Days of Christmas..