And now for an update……… January 2017

As you can see, I’ve been very quiet on the blogging front for over six months now but with the new year I am hoping to get back into regular posting.

While I’ve been away life has continued at it’s usual frantic pace, I am now working as a school cook, trying, and succeeding, to get rid of premade food and introducing homemade food with attitudeΒ but no additives and preservatives. It has been a learning curve but one that I am loving!

Unfortunately, my youngest son was diagnosed with coeliacs nearly nine months ago so I have had to ramp up my gluten free cooking but we are getting there.

Anyhoo, I am looking forward to another year of family cooking and hopefully you will find some recipes in here that you and yours canΒ enjoy too!

Thanks for all of your support, Ros.


Hi Everyone.

I am a mum of three rapidly growing boys, wife of a busy husband and owner of a dog and three chooks. Oh, and as I type we have several tanks of tadpoles at various stages of development, the joys of boys in the house!

Life in my house can be rather chaotic, sporting commitments, after school commitments, social lives and work make me a little time poor on certain days of the week.

This has lead me to develop quick and easy fail safe recipes that fit in with our busy lives.

Just to mix it up a little I have coeliacs too so often what I cook is gluten free too, I am lazy, I don’t cook different dishes for different family members and that includes me!

I live in the Perth Hills in Western Australia, a truly beautiful corner of the world and a wonderful place to bring up children.

Before we settled here five years ago we lead an expat life, we have lived in the States, Indonesia and Russia and I was brought up in Scotland so we have fairly international tastes in our food and the boys have had their palates exposed to many of the worlds cuisines.

I hope to post new recipes every couple of days as time permits! So, pop by often to see what has been going on in my kitchen.




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    1. Hi Jock, I really enjoyed reading your blog! I lived in the NE of Scotland for 8 years, I’ll never forget the wind coming down Union Street in Aberdeen! I look forward to reading more from your blog soon. πŸ™‚ Ros

  1. Hi Ros, Thanks for liking my Lemon Chicken and mushroom sauce post. I was happy to stop by and see all your wonderful recipe ideas. I thought I would try to make something here, but I don’t know what!There are so many options. So, I was hoping you could suggest a favorite of yours for me to try. I will of course write about it on my site, if you don’t mind πŸ™‚ I have two children (6 and 7) with flavor sensitive taste buds πŸ˜‰ so be gentle on the flavor when you consider the one for me to try! Thanks again for the like! πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Cooking Up the Pantry, thank you for visiting my site & liking my mung bean recipe πŸ™‚
    I’d love to hear how it turns out, if you ever try the recipe or a variation of it….your cream of carrot soup with garlic and fresh thyme is begging me to give it a try!!!

  3. Hi Amber, Thanks for liking some of my recipes. I enjoyed looking at your recipes. I like all the variations for different needs and likes. My daughters are mostly out of the house, but I did a lot of cooking like that. They can eat almost anything, but I have celiac and a bunch of other stuff that I can’t eat besides. I found it (mostly) fun and sometimes challenging, but I think that’s what is like being a mom anyhow.

  4. As a university kid trying to have a food writing career, I totally understand and empathize with the whole cooking in chaos phenomenon. I also love your recipes and look forward to trying them! There are so many ideas I’ve never seen before from black bean fritters to crystallized ginger cookies to Brie on a burger! I’m such a fan!

    P.S. Thank you so much for liking my Perfect-for-a-Party Popcorn Chicken piece! I hope I can make you feel part of the American South!

  5. Hi Ros, thanks for stopping by my blog today! I had a cousin from New Zealand who visited me when I was raising chickens many years ago, and he called them “chooks” so I figured you might be from Down Under!

    1. Haha Sinnische, good guess! Originally from Scotland but now settled in Oz, I love having the chooks free ranging in the garden, although they make a right royal mess moving the garden mulch to get at the bugs! πŸ™‚ Ros

  6. Hi Ros–Your cinnamon shortbread looks lovely…and Scotland is one of my favorite places on earth. Thanks for stopping by eve’s apple!

    –Marisa (mcproco.wordpress.com)

  7. Hi Ros, thanks for the ‘like’ on my Grilled Brinjal (Aubergine or Eggplant) Sandwich recipe, I really appreciate it. As mentioned before, I look forward to your posts and look forward to trying out some of your recipes. Have a lovely day.

  8. Hi Ros, Thanks for stopping by on Papricannelle and thanks for your like! I’ll definitely try your beetroot falafel, I love all those ingredients, they make an all-star healthy dish!

  9. Thanks so much for visiting my site,I’m new at this and the site is under construction. Your site is nice! I would love to visit Australia one day. Enjoy my rice. It’s so easy. I’m sure you’ll make it again and again.

  10. Thanks for liking my Pho Ga post! Im looking at your recipes and they look delish I will have to attempt some of these dishes, like the Autumn Vegetable Soup YUM!

  11. Thanks Ros for visiting my blog and liking my latest post. I like you have three sons, but they are 18, 17 and 15 now so they pretty well make their own food choices and thankfully are not constrained by gluten intolerance as is the case for me. I’m on the other side of Australia, Albury/Wodonga on the border of Victoria and NSW. I look forward to reading future posts from you and learning new ways to do things, thanks! Kerri

  12. Hi Ros,
    I love your super-organized blog! It’s interesting and easy to read.
    Thanks for visiting my “wise recipes”.
    Kisses from Italy,

  13. Wow you’ve certainly moved about loads, no wonder your recipes are quite varied- lots of different cultural influences. I’ve never been to Australia, but my brother lived in Perth for a year and loved it. Did I read that you are from Aberdeen? I was brought up north of Aberdeen and stayed in Aberdeen for 6 years before moving to east Lothian. Really like your blog, lots of lovely recipes I want to try!

    1. Hi Wee Blue Mixer, sorry for the delay in getting back to you! I was brought up in Edinburgh but lived in Aberdeen for a few years and then Stonehaven for a spell before moving to Texas! Fortunately, we are very settled now in Australia! πŸ™‚ Ros

  14. I am sorry about your celiac son. Baking gluten-free, as I found over the past four years, is a real challenge! But being a real cook, no doubt you will be able to come up with many delicious alternatives to traditional recipes.

  15. Thank you for following The Comfortable Coop! I laughed when you said you had tadpoles developing! I remember the days of little boys in my house and the critters they dragged in from the four corners of our farm (and beyond)!
    I’ve barely scratched the surface of your posts and I already love your blog!

  16. Hi Ros, your ideas are absolutely brilliant and your food looks so appetising. Thanks for posting and liking some of my blogs, which aren’t a patch on yours! πŸ™‚

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