Cauliflower is the New Black

So I’ve done a little life change, lost a bit of weight and taken up running again after a very long hiatus that included the birth of two children. The problem with being a foodie aside from the gradual and unavoidable weight gain is the absolute obsession with all things buttered and breaded. Lady Moss simply can’t […]

Rainy Summer Days

Its been a lovely lead into Autumn this week and the busy homemaking that goes with forced indoors play. Lady Moss has been lighting scented candles in every corner, recreating the spicy smells of Christmas with a few leftover apple, cinnamon and clovey favourites mixed with a few new purchases of Moir Honey Nector. This […]

Very Busy and Important Elf Work

The days are rushing past now in a flurry of activity and pre-Christmas fun, much like the swirling snowflakes in Ari’s snow-globe and we are happily swept up in it. Busy crafting, baking, wrapping and twining, we are strangely enough, also trying new recipes that require hours of preparation and time spent communally stirring the […]

Endless Summer Salads

I’d never completely understood the utter satisfaction that comes from growing my own food until now. Although, I can’t think of a time where there hasn’t been a garden in my life, its been bred into me you could say, I never really took pleasure in growing veges. My parents have always had the grandest […]

Old Mother Hubbard

when I grow up, I want to be one of those mothers that never suffer from an empty pantry. Instead of shelves heaving with staples, crispers bursting with all manner of colourful meal ingredients, my cupboards are bare. I blame my mother and her impeccable organising skills, which she passed on to me. If it […]

Hunkering Down in the Rainbow Lane Bunker

So its finally winter in Sydney. Which pretty much means crisp-ish 16 degree days and swapping from Ugg Boots to Havianas and back again every five minutes to ward off overheating. Nights are blessedly colder and after a rather harried six months of Kindergarten for Ari and a much thought over decision to take The […]

The worlds best non-alcoholic G&T……

I got this recipe off late-night telly after Lord Moss finally plugged into the new century. Until Lady Moss realised it was nothing more than a way to waste too many nights on the couch rather than writing and crafting, we learnt a good many things about hoarders, scary parents and people who like to […]

My Big Fat Lump of Cookie Dough

Celebrations and occasions in Rainbow Lane nearly always start with a few cling-wrapped balls of sugary cookie dough piled up in our freezer. This Halloween is no different and we got started on preparations with gusto. This recipe is a particular favourite of Lady Moss and comes from our ever referenced Bronnie Bakes. Simply combine […]

When Bad Cake Happens to Good People or Why I Need a Kenwood

Lady Moss would just like to thank all of the overachieving mothers out there. It is no longer acceptable to whip up a Women’s Weekly cake batter the night before, slap on some buttercream and present it with the lights off, candles hiding the mistakes five minutes before everyone leaves. Now it sits basking in […]

Money for Jam

Can one really justify spending four times as much on French jam simply because it comes in the most fabulous etched jar with a faux gingham lid and hand written label? We think yes. Tastes pretty fabulous too just quietly.