food. chicken salad wraps.

I'm always looking for easy recipes I can prep for lunch so leftovers aren't on the menu all the time. Nate doesn't mind them but I can get to a place where I'm just over a dish...for example, the Chicken Satay Burgers. Don't get me wrong, this dish is really good but when it rotates every 12 days in the menu, it doesn't work for me. Sorry, won't see this recipe back in the rotation until next summer.

Back to the Chicken Salad Wraps. This started out as something I was going to prep for lunch but after having a bit of a chaotic week, it was something easy for dinner and this was pushed to dinner instead of lunch. Easy and delish, you can add more crunch and/or flavours to this recipe (see my notes below). Enjoy!

food. russian tea cakes.

I love to bake. I'm not very good at it but hopefully that will get better as I have time to try more recipes.
One thing I've learned - measure, measure and measure again. These cakes were actually pretty good. The issue - always too many treats for the two of us. Have with a cup of tea or coffee and don't stop at one.

cellar door. rockford wines barossa.

Welcome to Rockford!
One of the many hobbies Nate and I have picked up since we've moved here is visiting cellar doors. Hobby, research for my job, research for visiting 'peeps, thirst - I guess you can really call it what you want. Some of you who have already visited know that Nate and I are starting to build a 'must visit' priority list.

At the top of that list is Rockford Wines in Barossa.
Let's get all the basic info out of the way:

food. prawn tacos.

I made these a lot last summer but forgot
Prawn Tacos
about the recipe until making our menu this week. Quick, easy, delicious - the salsa is even better the next day!

Note: Original recipe is Shrimp Tacos but we don't have shrimp in Australia and this isn't a salad. Spend the money to get some local prawns from your seafood guy.

Prawn Tacos from, submitted by: abewasabe | Serving Size: 4

1 mango - peeled, seeded and diced
1 ripe avocado - peeled, seeded and diced
2 tomatoes - diced
1/4-1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander (cilantro)
1/4 red onion, diced
3 large cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 tsp of salt
2 tbls of lime juice
500 g (1 pound) of prawns
4 tortillas, warmed (or not - Nate goes cold turkey)

beauty. avocado face mask.

You know when you let that avocado go just one or two days past the edible stage? It happens to me often...which I'm sure Nate hates because avocados are expensive down here.

Now I have a fix for it! Inspired by my girl friend, Megan, time for a diy beauty treatment. She almost always has an avocado concoction for something so off I went and goggled 'avocado face mask'...

Here's an easy recipe I found on