Bright red rhubarb is available in our fruit shops at the moment. It can be used in many sweet or savoury recipes, or quite simply cooked with sugar until soft and eaten with yoghurt or ice-cream. Here are the very easy steps to preparing it this way.
Trim ends and cut into 1/2″ pieces
Throw into a pot along with a cup of caster (superfine) sugar
Heat over low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves and rhubarb softens
Serve with a big scoop of yoghurt or ice-cream
You can add things to the mix if you like. For example a little cinnamon would go nicely, or even a split vanilla bean. Just add it in with the sugar before cooking.
What are your plans for the weekend? It’s a public holiday here on Monday so we have a nice long weekend to look forward to. Tomorrow Soren starts swimming lessons. I’m very excited to see his reaction :) And in the afternoon we have a quiet family BBQ. Also hoping on a catchup with a few good friends. But the best part – a break from all the noisy roof renovations. Might try to fit a snooze in there somewhere if Soren will let me. Have a great weekend everyone!
I’m afraid I’m not so inspiring with my post today. Feeling a little frazzled to say the least.
This is where we live. We bought an apartment in this building a few years ago. It was a major accomplishment and proud moment to open the door with our new keys and close the door knowing it was ours. Our dream of owning a cool loft style apartment became real. I remember that night clearly. The apartment had not a thing in it but we wanted to celebrate. We set up a picnic on the floor, ordered takeaway and enjoyed dinner together. Our minds were racing with thoughts about what we would do to the place to make it our own. How we could renovate it and what we needed to buy in order of priority. I also remember very clearly that it was raining heavily outside, and water was making its way down our beautiful brick wall. “You’re f’ing kidding me” I believe Reid’s words were. Years later we still have a leaking roof.
But this month things are finally in motion and the roof is being repaired. Drilling, sawing, workman stomping across the roof… it has hardly been a relaxing week. There is black dust dropping from between the cracks of the ceiling VJ boards and forming a layer on everything in the apartment. Putting Soren down for a nap understandably isn’t happening, he is too distracted while feeding, the air conditioners have been switched off and with 33˚+ days it’s all a little unbearable. We have spent our days outside. Many of which are in the car since it has aircon and also since the car is the only other place Soren will sleep besides his cot.
With the good memories and sense of accomplishment from the apartment I feel that we are ready to move on. Things that we loved when we first moved in no longer feel practical for us. Light gushes through the windows high up in our ceilings making it nearly impossible to get Soren to nap during the day, noise echoes through the apartment due to the rooms having no ceilings, and it’s turning into a bit of a money pit. But I do love love love the area. I love that it’s an old Woolstore building and the potential to make our loft style apartment even cooler is there. But, in everything in life there are always other opportunities. Chances of greater things. It will always hold a special place in each of our hearts of being our first home.
Ever since Aesop came onto the market I’ve admired their products. They produce skin, hair and body care products as well as fragrances. Using typography the packaging is simple, clean and sophisticated. The products themselves use high quality ingredients, many of which are plant based.
Aline from My Little Fabric recently did a post about her favourite Aesop products. The illustrations and styling she did to go with them are cute and being a fan of her work I wanted to share. Her whole website is stunning so be sure to take a look.
Every few weeks I pack away a number of outfits of Soren’s (along with shedding a little tear). And in my head I know that it’s pointless buying stylish clothes since they don’t last all that long. But how can one resist when they look so darn cute? The Country Road collection is my favourite here in Australia and their spring/summer range is very tempting.
I’ve spoken before about a place that I love called Sourced Grocer. They make the freshest food and it always inspires me to try something similar. This is one such salad which I’ve adapted slightly. Quinoa salad (using white and black quinoa) with apple, celery, grapes, raisins, preserved lemon, toasted almonds and goat’s cheese. It’s citrusy, fresh and healthy, and the almonds and black quinoa give it a nice crunch. Perfect for lunch today before we overindulge on the weekend. Have a great weekend everyone :)
For recipe, click on the image below to enlarge