Posts from — March 2015

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March 14, 2015

For the next few Sweet Little Somethings we will be trialling a small change. One of us will post a picture from our week – a moment, something noticed, an image worth treasuring – and the other will leave a comment, haiku or link inspired by the photo. Please feel free to join in the game and leave your own thoughts, notes or poetry. We love to hear from you! H & R xo

 

From Hannah:

 

Blue is the crayon

We choose to colour the sky –

Pigment of Possibility.

Plus, a related poem from Margaret Atwood, one of my all-time favourites.

 

From Ria:

 

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In: From Hannah, From Ria, Sweet Little Something

The Local: An Ode 1

March 11, 2015

 

For your reading pleasure today, Fork & Fiction brings you some hot chocolate, a fair amount of plastic food and a substantial serving of (best served hot!) poetry.

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In: Food, From Ria, Kids and Parenting, Markets & Food Stores, Writing

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March 7, 2015

Some moments are worth capturing and treasuring. Here are ours from this week – images of pretty, quirky, tasty or seasonal things that remind us of a time, an event or an emotion. A flower pressed in the pages of our online journal, if you will! Please leave us a note or a haiku, we love to hear from you. XO H & R

From Hannah:

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From Ria:

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In: From Hannah, From Ria, Sweet Little Something

Food for a Road Trip 7

March 4, 2015

 

The weekend before last we piled bags, kids and a thousand toys (“You can take one! Okay two. Okay, fill a backpack…”) into the car and headed off on a road trip. We had booked a house in Raglan to share with our friends, Paul and Faith, who also have two kiddies and a car full of dropped raisins and bits of crackers. We were pumped.

 

Raglan is one of my favourite places in the whole, wide world. It’s a short drive from the town where I went to University and it’s where close friends welcomed their baby boy (I don’t know what happened {*time!!*} but he’s almost an adult now). There’s water almost everywhere you care to glance and it has more art shops and cafes than any other type of retail (as well as a good secondhand bookstore, a Fairtrade shop and a herbal dispensary. You know, the essentials). The surf is good, if you’re into that kind of thing, the sand black, the vibe laid-back. Most times we have visited there has been a fair or a festival with fortune-tellers, buskers, bunting, wooden toys, home-made pies and bread and peach + mascarpone ice-blocks. The cicadas are chirrupy and the sunsets vivid and tangerine-coloured. #happyplace

 

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Destinations like Raglan and willing adventurers like our friends deserve good road trip food. After stocking up on junk food must-haves (mallowpuffs, kettle chips, reduced cream + onion soup mix for dip, marshmallows, Whittakers chocolate) I moved on to sussing out a picnic lunch that would travel well and serve as leftovers for the rest of the weekend. This is the menu I went with:

 

* Baked salmon with greek yoghurt, herbs, chilli + pine nuts

* Soba noodle salad

* HUGE chocolate cake

* For the Littles – Sandwiches (ABC spread + jam, marmite + butter) + popcorn + fruit

 

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In: Food, From Hannah, Includes a recipe!, Kids and Parenting, Seasonal

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March 1, 2015

Some moments are worth capturing and treasuring. Here are ours from this week – images of pretty, quirky, tasty or seasonal things that remind us of a time, an event or an emotion. A flower pressed in the pages of our online journal, if you will! Please leave us a note or a haiku, we love to hear from you. XO H & R

From Hannah:

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From Ria:

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In: From Hannah, From Ria, Sweet Little Something