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Eating with Ned – 4 Spice Glazed Carrots and Buttery Corn

20 May

EWN 4 spice carrotsThese carrots were a total smash hit with Ned, who hasn’t previously been that interested in carrots at all. I used Dutch carrots, which I’d totally recommend as they soften nicely in the time it takes the sauce to thicken, also, they’re so pretty and delicate compared to a sliced larger carrot. I’m absolutely looking forward to making this with rainbow carrots from the Kelvin Grove Markets when we get back to Brisbane.EWN buttery corn

The buttery corn is ridiculously easy and insanely delicious. I’ll admit that I’d eat corn any time of the day and cooked in any way, but the three of us agreed (Ned by finishing his portion with barely time for a breath between each spoonful) this way of cooking it was great. To be fair, everything tastes better when it’s cooked in a knob of butter and it is true for this corn too. The mint adds a bit of contrast in colour and taste – don’t leave it out! Continue reading


Visitors from London and spiced whisky cocktails

1 Feb

spiced whisky cocktailsThis week my sister, Deb, and brother in law, Jules, are visiting from London.  It is such a treat to have family in town, especially when it’s such a long time between drinks. They have brought with them child-like excitement and enthusiasm for every activity, especially when it comes to playing with Ned, our nearly-one-year-old. It is amazing to watch Ned play in a different way with other adults, learning new skills and becoming interested in activities and styles of play that probably would not have occurred to me. It is no wonder he falls into bed exhausted at the end of each highly exciting day. Continue reading