Monday, May 18, 2009

Food Glorious Food....

I'm sure in a previous life I was a cook or chef! I love everything about food.... buying it, cooking it, eating it.

To give you a little bit of a background, my Dad was an award winning chef in a previous life and so was my Mum until she had me.

Our family owned a restaurant when I was quite young and so I grew up around the wonderful aromas of food and the joy that sharing a meal can bring to others.

I think that this is where my passion for food comes from... Interestingly though when growing up I would do anything to get out of helping cook dinner - it drove my Mum nuts!!!

The funny thing is though that being a mum now myself I love cooking with Ethan and getting him to be involved. He enjoys helping and is an expert now on beating eggs, greasing a pan and will eat anything that he has had hand in helping to prepare.... from Thai Red Curry to Butter Chicken to his all time fav Chicken Pot Pies with Leeks.

Our weeks are so crazy busy, that on the weekends I research new recipes and plan dinners that we can share as a family and the aromas of cooking a wonderful comfort food meal are like no other... you can be transported to another country by experimenting with different cuisines and spices and travel all around the world whilst sitting at your dinning table!

A few of the recipes I've fallen in love at the moment are here for sharing so hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

These recipes have come from The Best in Australia as seen on the LifeStyle channel;

The Cackleberry Kids xx


  1. YUM!!! we have something similar to the first shot every week almost. I confess to buying it ... and it is delivered with my groceries - I am so lazy these days. The greens are lovely with the sweet sauce. I love it even if they don't!
    Bit jealous of your restaurant / chef background.

  2. Yummy! :o)

    I am hopping over from the Blog-A-Thon. I am trying to hit everyone this weekend (I have a lot of hopping to do). *hehe*

    Have a wonderful and safe three day weekend!

    (I am #117, #118, and #119)