Visiting Buderim Falls

Also known as Serenity Falls, this little waterfall is found in Buderim Forest Park, a sub-tropical oasis just a short drive north of the Buderim township and a delight to behold.

The park is only small, covering a mere 45 hectares (111.2 acres), but even so, it’s a little haven of tranquillity.  Setting out from the Lindsey Road entrance, it was like stepping through a doorway into another realm with the sounds of suburbia failing to reach us the entire time we were there.

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From Savoury Slice to Savoury Muffins

I’ve been making Zucchini Slice on and off for many years.  When Dean and I were travelling around Australia, it became one of our favourite meals.  I think it’s a cooks delight.  It’s quick and easy to prepare and, when cooked in our Weber Baby Q, it tasted amazing.  And the best part, one batch was sufficient for several meals.

Along the way, I added a few tweaks, included a bit of punch, and experimented with cooking the recipe in muffin tins instead of the usual slice tray.  The results are little parcels of zingy goodness that I’ve now served with a few varying accompaniments for either breakfast, brunch or lunch, and on a few occasions, Dean and I have even enjoyed them for our evening meal.  (Dean loves them.)  They’d even be perfect to take on a picnic.
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Dewdrop Diamonds

Fast, fleeting, and more

Than ephemeral beauty.

Dewdrop diamond dust.
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Chicken Parmigiana at the Bellvista Tavern

A couple of weeks ago, I declared that one night each week Dean was to prepare our evening meal.  I don’t particularly care what he cooks, it’s all about me not cooking.  Sometimes I have no idea what to cook, and it’s not because I can’t cook.  I can.  But to be perfectly honest, sometimes I simply need a break from always being responsible for this daily task.

His solution (after cooking once) was to take me out for dinner, so naturally, I had to try the Chicken Parmigiana.  There were nine toppings to choose from and it took me an inordinate amount of time to decide which one I wanted to try.  I nudged Dean towards ‘The Ploughman’ and eventually chose the ‘The Frenchy’ for myself.
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A Change of Heart

I remember several years ago, a television commercial for a large chain hardware store was spruiking the idea that a gift card (or gift) from their store would make the ideal Mother’s Day present for Mum.  The company in question even had gift cards created specifically for the occasion with roses printed on them – because, well, all mums love roses, me included I must say.

Outraged, insulted even, I was at a loss to comprehend how the managers and marketers of Bunnings Warehouse (in my opinion just an overgrown man cave accessory store) would think that I, a mother of three beautiful little girls, would want such a token of love and appreciation for being a mother.

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