Monthly Archives: July 2013

Country Italian Sausage Stew


County Italian Sausage Stew

375g braai sausages (frys vegetarian sausages)
1 can (410g) butter beans, rinsed
575g pasta sauce
300g potatos, peeled and chopped

IN a pot, lightly brown the sausages. Add the remaining ingredients and cook over a medium heat for 45 minutes or until the potatos are tender.

This is a hit in my home with some freshly baked bread! 


Ps. It looks something like this!



Lentil Soup Recipe


Hi Everyone!

I know I have been away for what seems like ages! In the last few weeks a lot of things have happened including a road trip holiday, getting a new car, lots of job applications and many other things.  In short, not a lot of time left over for blogging. 

Right now I want to share a yummy soup recipe with you all. This was always my Mom’s go to recipe when I was at home and it’s still a favourite of mine.

It’s so simple to make and everyone loves it. With some freshly baked bread it makes a wonderful meal.


Lentil Soup


1 Cup lentils

1 400g tin tomatoes

5 Cups water

1-2 t salt

1 t herbs

1 onion

1 carrot


Blend all ingredients except the lentils.  Throw everything in a pot and cook until the lentils are tender.



Pumpkin Nut Loaf


We have been having a lot of pumpkin this week as I had a huge one to use up.  We have had pumpkin and chickpea pie for dinner and pumpkin and black bean flautas. I even tried a pumpkin smoothie…that was not so successful;) With the last of my pumpkin I made a pumpkin nut loaf yesterday.  Hubby loves it!


About to go in the oven:)

For The Love Of Owls


I have this things with owls at the moment! I just love them!  And this week I found three bargains which are owl related and just made my day!  

ImageMy toiletry bag is more than 8 years old and the zips are sticking etc. Today I was at this shop in town and saw this vanity bag (can double as toiletry bag) and I just fell in love!  Totally brightened my day!

ImageI’ve needed some pjs for a while and I got these cuties on special! 

ImageI found this at a thrift store for $4! Imagine the smile on my face!


It really is the little things that make life good!




It’s been a while…


Hi Everyone

I know that it’s been a while since I have posted anything. I have been having a relatively quiet couple of weeks just enjoying knitting on these cold winter days. Doing housework, cooking wintery meals for Hubby and me and generally being a housewife. I have not had a car for a couple of weeks now and as frustrating as that can be I have rather enjoyed the peace and quiet that comes with getting to stay home and just be.  I will be getting a new car in a couple of days so I am savouring these quiet days while I can.

Last weekend my Liefie and I woke up on a beautiful, crisp, sunny morning and decided to take a drive north to a peninsula that we have never explored properly. We had the most amazing day driving around, chatting, taking photos, and just revelling in the beautiful weather and beautiful places we were in. God really did outdo Himself when He created this planet!  It was the most wonderful day. One that I will remember for a long time as being very special and blessed. We sure do live in a beautiful country!


This is a stunninImageg old farmhouse that was once the place to be for Aucklanders coming up for a day off in the 1920s. 


Is this stunning or what?


Scandrett Regional Park Beach

I have so many more photos that I could share with you but I wouldn’t know where to stop! All I can say is this day was food for my soul! We all need days like this!