Dinspo – Lamb, Silverbeet and Chickpea Rice pilaf

I bought a new slow cooker cookbook during the week. Australian Women’s Weekly cookbooks are always winners, and this one is a dense tome, with two hundred slow cooker recipes. I was immediately drawn to the lamb section, because there is nothing better than beautifully soft, slow cooked lamb in the Winter months. I was excited to try a recipe out this past weekend, secretly hoping the weather would be cold and rainy to suit my slow cooker mood. Alas, it was mild and breezy on Sunday, so while I didn’t feel as Wintry as I hoped while I cooked my first recipe, my clean washing did dry in under four hours on the clothesline, which in late May is unusual (thanks global warming, I guess?).

One of the first lamb recipes I flicked to when I opened the book was this Lamb pilaf. Historically, rice dishes are not my strong suit. I don’t know why – they’re either gluggy or flavourless or a combination of the two. But in the slow cooker, this recipe seemed like it could not fail. And I pleased to say it (and I) did not! It was a complete success!

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Fashion – Autumn Style

Diana Ferrari suede boot

Okay, since the mornings have officially become cooler, I feel it is now acceptable to discuss Autumn fashion. I wanted to do this post a few weeks ago, but since I was at the local outdoor pool with my daughter as recently as last Thursday cooling off in the heat, I just didn’t feel right… Continue reading ->

Chic To Do Wears – Little Black Dress

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My best friend had her hen’s night over the weekend, and I was super excited to get dressed up and kick up my heels. I might have been so excited that I ordered a total of four dresses from Asos and The Iconic to try on, but they all got returned (free returns, what can… Continue reading ->

2016 Oscars Fashion Hits and Misses

Jacob Tremblay

Okay, first of all we need to address how utterly gorgeous Jacob Tremblay is and how much we’ll all miss seeing his cute face everywhere now that awards season is basically over: So now that we’ve acknowledged that, let’s move on to the fashion. There were a lot of gorgeous colours this year, which I… Continue reading ->