Favourite things

 My favourite things right now (Feb 2016) - rainbow summer veg!
All lists in alphabetical order. I like order.
Kitchen things
I love all the things in my kitchen – my measuring cups that look like miniature pastel mixing bowls; my marble rolling pin, my big red Le Creuset and my single-girl mini frypans - but I especially love using my wooden spoons and wearing my aprons. Wearing an apron means ‘it’s time to cook’ and using a wooden spoon is so much lovelier than metal or plastic ones.
These are largely food and gardening sites I love reading and being inspired by. You may enjoy them too. Updated Feb 2016.
All the Blue Day (Launceston, Tas)
Bek's Backyard (Melbourne, Vic)
Bizzy Lizzy’s Good Things (Canberra, ACT)
Shady Baker (Broken Hill, NSW)
Further afield
I don’t buy many cookbooks, mainly due to their cost. I’m a big supporter of my local library, as it gets new releases pretty quickly (just join the waiting list). Then I photocopy like mad. But some of my favourites that either I do own, or have borrowed so many times I should own, are:

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: ‘River Cottage Veg Every Day!’

Nigella Lawson: ‘How to Be a Domestic Goddess’ (‘How to Eat’ is fabulous, too)

Martha Stewart: ‘Pies and Tarts’

Nigel Slater: ‘Kitchen Diaries’
And just about anything by the Australian Women’s Weekly. Hopefully one day I’ll get mum’s collection.

Finally, if not a favourite thing as such, this will always be a 'wow!' moment: Dig In is mentioned in a printed magazine!


  1. I absolutely agree with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: ‘River Cottage Veg Every Day!’
    I don't buy many cookery books due to the cost - I love my local library - but I wouldn't be without this cook book in my kitchen. I was lucky to receive a book voucher and snapped up Hugh's book.

    1. hello to a fellow library lover :-) it's the way to go!


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