B is for…


Bocconcini & tomato salad

Slice 2 large tomatoes & lay on a serving platter. Over that, lay cut boccicinni which have been cut in half.

Drizzle with olive oil & balsamic vinegar.

Season well & top with torn basil leaves & pepper


One of my favourite activities when invited over to Antonella’s house on the school holidays was to play Barbies. I never received real Barbies, just had the cheaper she-won’t-know-difference  imitation, as a child, so I always got my fix at Antonella’s. We would grab the dolls and a bag full of clothes, dump in the middle of the room and dress and undress the Barbies for hours. And then dress and undress [the Barbies] some more.


Bunting is typically joined flag-shaped pieces of material used as decorations or for festive occasions. Recently I made bunting with paper and the computer for my son’s Baptism.


I had these in the pantry the other day.

So I decided to make banana bread…

But it reminded me of another childhood memory. Which nine-year old ACTUALLY preferred to eat bananas in this state, black and bruised? Antonella that’s who! And she still likes them this way.


A is for…

Antipasto Muffins

2 sheets of puff pastry

2 eggs

1/2 cup sour cream

bought mixed antipasto

Preheat oven to 180 & using spray oil, spray a 12 muffin tin.

To a bowl, combine eggs, sour cream & antipasto.

Cut rounds of pastry & place in muffin tin.

Fill with mixture & bake for 12-15 mins.

* Great for entertaining

Antipasto Platter

To a large serving platter, add grissini sticks, olives, prosciutto & marinated fetta

So quick, so easy


Well I can think of a lot of things that start with A…

Let’s see Australia, America, Appliances, Apron, Ants, Acid and the list goes on, but what about this Antonella, now that’s a European, unique name right…lol

Born in December, 1971, only child, started kindergarten, met a friend, got along, became best friends, 3o plus years later are better best friends. Email daily, text daily, share our lives daily…wouldn’t have it any other way.


Anyone remember the show Alice. That would have to be one of my favourite TV shows as a kid. If I am not mistaken, it used to be on7 o’clock on channel 10. It was fun and clean comedy. Let us know if you remember this show and if it was a favourite.


From the French to describe the layering of fabrics and sewing them into place. Often it has a practical use – patch up worn areas in clothing [knees, elbows] and other times mainly decorative and creative. Here are some examples.