As you might have noticed, I love outdoor cooking and like trying out new ways of cooking outside. Last weekend, the weather was nice and clear and I was able to get out my brand spanking new Petromax Dutch Oven ft3 and test it out. I’ve always wanted to have a go with one and was totally stoked to have finally got one.   From my reading, it had appeared that the joy of Dutch Oven cooking is…

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    With summer coming to an end and autumn starting to set in, the evenings are drawing in and for me this is a great time of year for campfires and bonfires. Now I don’t want to sound like a pyromaniac but I love everything about campfires, the smell, the sounds of the wood crackling, the colours of the flames and watching the swirl of the smoke. Campfires are awesome. The great thing about them is you don’t even…

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    Summer is definitely the time for fishing and we’ve certainly been making the most of the good weather and doing so. We’ve been fishing almost every day, both from the shore and on the water off our kayaks. In my opinion, although harder to launch from and way more prone to big swell, the North Coast is always the best place to kayak and fish from. It’s always a lot more productive fishing wise and the epic scenery…

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  Having caught your first bass, working out what to do with it can be a tricky thing. The jubilation of all your hard work coming together and you landing a bass is one of the best feelings out there. However, after you’ve put the poor chap to night, the question “What now?” is at first a tricky one to answer. As I tackled my basstastic catch yesterday, I thought back to my first bass and thought it would have…

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    If you were to ask most teachers what their favourite part of their job was, I’m positive they’d say it was the altruism and how it’s a platform to make a positive impact on the lives of kids. Personally, I also love the people I work with and how constantly funny the children are, such a rewarding role. However, high up on every teacher’s list of their favourite parts of their job must be the holidays, in particular,…

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  I bought my house over a year ago and looking back now at the photos of how it used to look and the renovation make me really happy and proud. It was very outdated and needed renovating in every single room. The kitchen was the worst offender and I even needed to replace the water pipe than ran in from outside. However, with a little (a lot) of help from my friends and family, we got the place ship…

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  Last Saturday I’m pretty sure the summer switch got turned on. I woke up and much like Scrooge on Christmas morning, I rushed to the window, swung it open and yelled at a boy to go buy me a turkey realised that it was in fact, bright, brilliant and sunny – not a cloud in the sky. In haste, I dusted off my flipity flops and reached to the back of the shelf to find my shorts. Pale legged…

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  I’ve been doing a lot of cooking lately, honing my culinary skills in the kitchen! Cooking my own food has really helped me to eat a much healthier and nutritious diet. I can add whatever I like and generally what I like are vegetables. So this recipe I made went down a real treat – Salmon on top of Spiralized Courgette Ramen Noodles. It was really simple to do and a great opportunity to test out some fantastic tools…

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    So I think I’ve found one of my favourite kitchen gadgets EVER! It is the handheld Spiraliser by Oxo. Seriously, it’s amazing!! I’ve seen a variety of recipes in the past that use one and I finally decided to get one and try it out – I am absolutely thrilled I did. I can’t stop raving about it – it is so simple to use and there are loads of different recipes to try out.   For my…

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    Recently, I’ve heard a lot about how amazing cold brew coffee is supposed to be (Starbucks are even introducing it on their menu as it is becoming so popular). I wanted to try it for myself and find out what all the fuss was about, so I purchased this Cold Brew Coffee Maker from OXO. What is cold brew, I hear you say?… Well basically, it is a process to brew coffee (or even tea) which makes every…

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