My Creative Space {fresh and an oldie, but a goodie}

:: fresh

It was Lachlan’s turn to cook last night.  Easy Spaghetti Bolognese with spinach and basil pesto.  It was delish.

Spinach and Basil Pesto


a handful of basil leaves (no stalks)

a handful of spinach leaves (no stalks)

quarter cup pine nuts (or cashews work well)

quarter cup extra virgin olive oil


wash and dry basil and spinach

place all ingredients into Thermomix, blender or food processor

blitz until fine.  you may need to scrape down the sides of your bowl to get the texture consistent. we like chunky.

place a spoonful of the pesto on top of spag bol.


:: an oldie but a goodie

{Paige’s toddlerhood epitomised in one photo.  if there was water and dirt, she would find it. how she can have a suppressed immune system i don’t know..}

Linking up with Kootoyoo for #amonthof #mycreativespace 

one post to go….


spikey {snap it}

{royal hakea or victoria hakea}

found in the Fitzgerald River National Park, Western Australia.

linking up with Sarah over at Faith, Hope and a whole lotta love’s Snap it challenge

Got a pic of something #spikey?

If you do, Link up too!



in the kitchen {easy peasy apple pancakes}

{easy peasy pancake recipe to whip up as an afternoon snack, or for breakfast.  My kids are always starving and, as we eat dinner at seven, I am quite happy to oblige them with something nice after school}

Easy Peasy Apple Pancakes 


1 cup plain flour

1 cup sr flour

2 apples, quartered and cored

1 tbsp butter (no need to melt, just throw it in with the rest of the ingredients)

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tbsp raw sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1 pinch salt

2 eggs

2 cups milk

Here’s the easy bit:


1. Put all the ingredients into a blender or into your TMX bowl and blitz until there are no lumps.  The apples should look finely grated.

2. Heat up a frying pan/ or electric frypan on medium heat, melt some butter and wait for it to sizzle a bit.

3. Use a quarter cup measure to pour mixture into the pan.

4. Spread mixture, wait for bubbles to appear and for the edge to go golden brown. Flip!

5. Wait about 10 seconds (will depend on your cook top) and serve onto a plate.

6. Serve with either lemon juice or some extra raw sugar (only need a little bit)


Pancakes are a favourite snack or breakfast around our place.  We’ve made banana, sultana, blueberry…  What else could we try? What’s your favourite pancake flavour?

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making some brownies..

or some lemon muffins..

or some choc, zucchini and espresso muffins.