You know when you’ve done your neck and you’re no longer doing any exercise whatsoever, how that gives you permission to eat like a pig and not feel bad about it? In fact, it’s about the only thing that makes you feel good? Well, here’s my advice to you. MAKE THIS SLICE: It’s called No-Bake … Continue reading If you care about your body, don’t read this post
If I could be a fly on the wall at any time in history, I'd want to be just out of swatting-reach in the kitchen where my grandfather and his 12 brothers and sisters were being served boiled carrot for dinner. Just carrot. Not with scalloped potatoes or steak like we had tonight. And not … Continue reading What’s for tea tonight?
Who doesn't love a meal that you don't have to cook yourself? Even a cup of tea made by someone else tastes better than one you make. I'm not a huge foodie. And when we do eat out, I'm not very adventurous with my selection from the menu. Perhaps that's why I'm having trouble choosing … Continue reading I’ll have what she’s having
If you're looking for a weekend activity and something for the week's lunchboxes, you must make this banana cake: I'm no chef. Not even a cook. I like to bake sweet things. In fact, I only eat dinner so that I can have dessert. So how would I come across a food blog? Well Cuisine … Continue reading It’s true – this is the best banana cake ever
I had my first international sale this week. A New Yorker found my website and contacted me to request a custom order. She wanted fabric elephants in pink, orange, yellow and aqua. Making custom orders is such a cool way to find new colour combinations and see colours I wouldn't have thought to put together. … Continue reading The Bear & The Whale goes global
I learnt a lesson from Elsie today. I was trying to channel my inner housewife but there was so much I would rather have been doing this morning than trying to thicken runny relish (like sticking pins in my eyes). But I really love eating relish and so I’d vowed to turn this 10kg box … Continue reading Be for others
The festive season is over and it was wonderful. What isn't as wonderful, but not at all surprising, is how my face is a little wider. Weight is a funny thing. We want to lose a kilogram or two (even a gram or two surely), and we know how to do it. But that doesn't mean we do. … Continue reading Twelve days of trifle