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Slow cooked lamb shoulder

Slow cooked lamb is a favourite in my house. I can put it in the slow cooker and forget about it for 8 hours. I often make it when I have guests coming. You can serve with salad and veggies, in bread rolls with salad or use it in Mousakka. It’s very versitile and extremely simple.

1kg or 1.5kg of lamb shoulder. I get boneless as it fits in my slow cooker, you can get one with a bone if you are using a large crockpot in an oven.

4 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp Olive Oil
3 cloves crushed garlic (or 3 teaspoons garlic from a jar)
1 tablespoon of smokey bbq sauce
2 tsp dried mint
2 tsp  dried oregano
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 brown onion
1 tin of crushed tomatoes

** You can use fresh herbs instead of dried. I normally do as we have them in our garden.

Combine lamb, lemon, olive oil, herbs, garlic, salt and pepper in bowl and allow to marinate for at least an hour (overnight if possible).

Set slow cooker to low.
Chop onions and place into slow cooker, put lamb on top of the onions and add tinned tomatoes. Cook on low for 8 hours (6 if on high). Your lamb should fall apart. **Slow cookers may vary, so can cooking times **

Drain excess liquid from slow cooker, pull lamb apart using two forks.  Put some bbq sauce on top (optional) and and pop in the oven for 20 to lightly crisp the top.

Serve with Greek salad, wraps, rosemary potatoes……the possibilities are endless.



Rachelle xx

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Party penguins

The hit of any party and super simple.


16 large pitted black olives
16 small pitted black olives
1/2 a block of Cream Cheese
2 peeled carrots
16 toothpicks
One piece of marinated capsicum or 2 spring onions ( cut to make little scarves)


Cut a slit from top to bottom, lengthwise, into the side of each large olive. 
Insert about 1/2 teaspoon of cream cheese into each olive.
Slice the carrot into 16 1/2cm slices. Cut a small triangle out of each carrot slice to form feet.
Save the cut out piece for the beak. Cut a small slit into small olive and press into centre of small olive. 
Set a big olive, large hole side down, onto a carrot slice.
Then, set a small olive onto the large olive, adjusting so that the beak, cream cheese chest and carrot feet line up. Secure with a toothpick.
Slice capsicum or spring onion into strips and tie as little scarves.



Rachelle xx

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Well done Mumma

Taking on the role of a Mother often means praise is few and far between. If you haven’t heard some praise today, I’m writing to you. Well done!

Well done to the Mumma who has to leave her babies in other peoples care, while she goes to work to earn money to feed her family and keep a roof over their heads.

Well done to the Mumma who stays at home with her kids every single day. An incredibly challenging task but well worth every second. You’re doing an amazing job.

Well done to the Mumma who spent an hour cooking a meal that only received 2 bites and a “yuck” comment. Whilst it didn’t seem like it, your efforts of creating a home cooked meal were appreciated.

Well done to the Mumma who fed her child potato chips for dinner because they wouldn’t eat anything else. Your children were fed and they won’t go to bed hungry. A luxury many children in the world rarely experience.

Well done to the future Mumma. You’re growing a human being and you’re going to be a wonderful Mumma who will experience a love like no other.

Well done to the woman who is trying to be a Mumma. An incredibly difficult task both mentally and physically. I’m cheering you on!

Well done to the Father who is “Mumma”. You’re taking on two roles. An unknown territory to many. I take my hat off to you.

Well done to the Mumma who is also a father. Not everyone has a mother and father. You’re doing a top notch job of taking on two roles.

Well done to the Mumma whose toddler had a meltdown in the supermarket, the car, the home and the bath. You’ve held it together and tomorrow will be a new day.

Well done to the Mumma whos house feels like it hasn’t been cleaned in a year. You have a house for your babies, that’s what is important.

Well done to every single Mumma out there whether you’re a mumma, mumma to be, trying to be a mumma or a father who is a mumma. I applaud you. You’re doing a wonderful job of raising human beings and whilst you might feel like you’re not cutting sandwiches the right way or reading the right story book, you’re trying and that’s what truly matters. Well done.

Ange xx

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