Posts Written OnMarch 2012

Sometimes I am dragged from the comfort of my house, kicking and screaming. But other times I go of my own free will, and today was one of those days. I bundled my family (and extras) into the car, laughed as they tried to squeeze in around all the rubbish, and took them to Dandenong for the World Fare. My plan had been to take extraordinary photos of the food, colour and culture, but after we arrived I realised I’d cleverly left my camera’s memory card sitting in my computer at home. The girls started their outing with balloons, which…

L-R: 1. The Recipe Writer’s Handbook, 2. Food Photography: from snapshots to great shots, 3. Plate to Pixel, 4. Lunch in Paris, 5. Saved by Cake, 6. Will Write for Food, 7. Hide & Seek Melbourne, 7. Tea & Cake I left Tea & Cake in a cafe after breakfast a few weeks ago. My plans to bake ‘Killer Cupcakes’ were ruined! When I returned the next day, frantic, the owner admitted she had rather thought she’d keep the beautiful book, if not only for its stunning watercolour illustrations. These are Polish cakes from the Dandenong World Fare. I think…

This morning, I dropped the kids off at Before School Care, as I do every morning. After I’d signed them in and hugged them and bid them adieu, the lovely woman who runs it pulled me aside. “I’ve been trying to decide whether to show you this,” she said, and opened a folder full of ‘profiles’ from all the students. My favourite time of day is ‘going home’, wrote Lily. I like it when mum lets me do what I want. I smiled because she is so sassy. But then I read Georgia’s. I like playing on the iPad. I…