Thursday, 11 April 2013

Embracing 'Dolce far Niente'

This morning I was talking to my builder of how much I LOVE the holidays.

You guys know how much I love them.

I LOVE having my kids around.

Love the lazy starts.

Love the happy sounds of lots of people.

Love the company o my super ace & funny kids.

Love the jokes- some good, some so bad they are the best.

Love the no-clock watching.

There was a hiccup early on.

We have them here just like you do at your place.

It was a small hiccup & passed by very quickly.

Soon the holidays will be at an end and we will be back to our school routine.

Until then you will find us all mastering the fine art of 'Dolce Far Niente' 

Cabbage is one of the most versatile veggies & ever so tasty.
I LOVE it's crunch and love to use it raw.
We use it a LOT at our house. It gets a bad wrap generally but I think it is super undeserved.

All varieties- red, green, wombok etc.
Are you a cabbage fan?
I have a recipe back in my archives for a caramelised cabbage (link here) but i wanted my cabbage raw today and was after a salty zingyness.
This is what I made- it was DELICIOUS.
This is the sort of things my kis LOVE to have for lunch too. a perfectly healthy & super filling school lunch. YUM.

  • 1 x 185g can tuna (please choose an ethically caught brand) 
  • 1/8th head red/purple cabbage sliced super fine
  • 1/4 bunch Italian Parsley, chopped rough
  • 1/4 bunch mint, chopped rough
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1/2 red chilli sliced fine (optional)
  • 1/4 cup low fat plain yoghurt
  • 4 tablepoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • S & P
Place all vegetable ingredients , tuna, capers, chilli & herbs into a large bowl & mix through.

In a small bowl add the yoghurt, vinegar & sugar and whisk till combined.

Add enough dressing to veggie mix to coat well.

Stir through and serve.

I love Cat Power so much.  She was on 'Later on Jools' this week with this absolutely AMAZINGLY heartfelt performance of her GREAT (and previously unreleased) song Bully.  
Really I wrote todays post just so I could share this INCREDIBLE song with you.
I dare you NOT to be affected by it.........


  1. disqus_yQPG36Za0u11 April 2013 at 15:37

    I think I have a Masters in 'Dolce Far Niente'! Just sayin'!!

  2. I too love the holidays. The winter holidays are my fave because I always take a week off work & we mainly spend it cocooned indoors relaxing & ignoring any routine that is usually in place.
    These holidays will be different. I am on 12 months maternity leave so that means I'm home for AAAALLLLL holidays this year & we are due to welcome our newest family member next weekend, right at the start of school holidays which I think is perfect timing.I can't wait to spend two weeks with my big boys home, the husband home from work & our newest littlest boy- I think it will be great!


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