Some of my latest food creation’s

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When food and photography collide

Realised I hadn’t share many photos or food I’ve created lately so here’s a few from yesterday and today. Been missing school so had to get in the kitchen. Now off to study

New loaf recipe I tried

Mini loafs I turned into garlice bread my hubby grew

Home made pumpkin soup n my bread

Mini chicken n mushroom filo baskets

Cranberry and white choc muffins

Oat, cranberry and white choc biscults

Argh help please fellow bloggers

Study help please fellow bloggers I’m a visual hands on learner

I’m studying level 4 chef training and loving it. I’m keeping up and doing well but having a few struggles.

Practical classes I’m doing well, I video the classes and from there watch them and write my notes. Its time consuming but working.

When it comes to theory I’m getting a bit worried. I can read the text books and understand everything but when it come to remembering a few days later I get mind blanks. 

We have our first big exam in July with food safety and multi choice culinary. Also will be getting a list off approx 400 culinary terms we have to remember and understand what they are, plus most are in French. Scared coz at school (I’m nearly 33) I flunked all my exams because I panicked and froze. Feeling the pressure because I got top front of house student last year but was only level 2. And I want to prove to myself and everyone that I’m actually good at something

What’s some study tips so I can improve my recall? 

Ups and downs

What a rollercoaster from such lows a few weeks ago to such highs

What an amazing week my family had, all back to school, we had production for my course where I did the last of my barista training, dinner date at pacifica restaurant was amazing. Recommend you go. Still trying to remember everything we ate lol Jeremy had us at the chefs table full view of the kitchen. N he decided what we ate instead of letting us choose what menu to go with n he gave us different plates so we could try more of his food. Was the most inspirational meal I’ve eaten n the atmosphere was relaxed but beautiful. Magic seeing my Hubby’s produce on a few of the dishes followed up by my sons 14th birthday. And I’ve just filled out my enrolment forms to start my chef training next year.and my Hubby’s garden business is taking off at great speeds

Yummy goodness

​Made a tasty beet, spinach salad with toasted walnuts and feta and a yummy honey mustard red wine vinaigrette for dinner from the @nadialimcooks Nadia’s kitchen cookbook. (The winner of one of the new Zealand master chef shows) Big hit with the kids


Inspired by all the fresh produce I got today for a gorgeous little organic shop

And last nights dinner of beautiful chicken and asparagus in a lemon soy chicken broth and fluffy rice (found the reciepe on YouTube)

Creative Saturday

​Playing around with a basic meringue recipe, made peppermint n dark choc, strawberry flavoured and a few different types of meringue cookies. Tried out brandy snaps bit of a disaster but still tasted good


Absolutely a cycle

After my last post I’ve had a good day, I’m drained I’m feeling more positive. Life is challenging and when I hit a hole in the road I have to remind myself that a bad day isn’t a bad life 

Studying fulltime is an ongoing adjustment for me and my family. We’re all busy people and sometimes just bringing it back to basics is defiantly needed. So I had laughs with my boy. I got the ingredients for me and my baby to make yummy chocolate berry tart (love teaching my kids in the kitchen) and I hugged my hubby tighter and reminded myself just how amazing an supportive he’s been. 

So while I’m looking forward to semester break in a weeks time. I’m going to make the most of class. Today we had an awesome service heaps of positive comments from customers in the pop up cafe we’re running. My husbands business is coming along nicely and he’s learn so much. 

So time to just be proud of how far we all coming 

Omg I’m in veggie heaven

My hubby started voluntarily work at a local organic veggie place. And he gets paid in shop credit. So we headed in there today and for the first time in ages spent $40 on veg without worry about the price

So not only does my hubby learn more with gardening but he provides well for us. After a big meal of fresh veggies we’re still needing a bigger fridge!!!

Can’t wait to make kale chippies for the kids. And loved meeting the owners and people my hubby is working with

Week 7 as a student

And shits getting real. 

For the past 6 weeks we’ve baked, cooked, studied, learnt and gained our barista and food safety certs. Completed and passed assessments written and practical (i received best tasting pie of the class in our big assessment out of 18 other students). I’m proud that I’m the only student in our class with 100% attendance and not once been late (who would’ve guessed I’d be so happy to go to class). Its been our training for today.

Today we had our first day of weekly prep because we start service tomorrow. We have a cafe open three days a week and each tale turns in different roles from dishy to brista to different roles in the kitchen. And guess what I’m first up as sous chef. Ahhhh can’t wait I’m excited nervous. 

Can’t wait to let you all know how I go. This time in two months I’ll have completed my first course as an adult student. I’m so proud