Friday, May 11

coming out...

loving persimmons atm...prefer them when their flesh is firm, we wash, cut into quarters & eat

well...coming out from under a rock that is!  i have been missing in action and the blog posts i have done since the new year have been half hearted...  several reasons...working (now not working), chasing 2 busy lil girls and keeping up with them, lost the love for being creative...and finally and most painful of all...old computer combined with shit internet propelled me into a state of 'don't wanna bother with it'.

now with more time on my hands and several months to consider what i want to blog about (cause that is why i blog - for myself first & foremost)...i have emerged refreshed, energised, inspired, happy and ready to BLOG!

i had a lunch recently with a blogger friend, danielle from digella...  we sat for 3 hours chatting, laughing, almost crying, understanding, analysing our blogs and i guess as corny as it sounds nurturing each other.  i asked her what she likes from my blog and she said the cooking, the props, the story told and this instantly hit a cord with me.  that is what i love.  i love inviting the friends or family...the menu planning...the sourcing...the preparing...the welcoming of people to our home...the music we play...the children licking their fingers and asking for more...the sometimes copious amounts of delicious wine, cheese and other.  

so my main focus for 'greenbeen' will now be on doing my gigs at home...with the odd foodie outing that i think is worth mentioning.

with this post i wanted to throw in some images that have been my life for the months i have been missing... and when i next post i will be blogging about a long lunch that we had with friends that was moroccan inspired...

this delicious breakfast is from 'wee jeanie' at yarraville...since having it i have been loving to bits baked eggs with various combinations...esp beans in sugo w eggs & fetta!
my dad made me 2 of the above wooden paddle boards. i love them & they have inspired me to serve weekend lunches & dinners on them
miss 8yr old has several favourite dinners and one of them is bruschetta...she now makes it herself.
the days are shorter now and the cottage front door gets closed early to keep out the cold...this is a classic shot of our 2 animals living happily together (sometimes)...
we live close to footscray and if i am not there buying from the market we are there eating vietnamese almost weekly...feeding a family of 4 for $30 is pretty awesome esp when it is so fresh & delicious!

15 comments:

jody said...

Hurrah!! So glad you're back gorgeous, can't wait to read more! xx

Barbara said...

Welcome back. I look forward to your homely posts.

Rita (mademoiselle délicieuse) said...

Welcome back! So good to hear you've refound some creative groove and, in your blogging absence, I have thoroughly enjoyed your Instagram photos. I agree, it's your cooking, props and styling which I enjoy the most =)

tastetravel.org said...

Love the wooden boards lucky to have talented dad.

Anonymous said...

Wunderbar!;-)
(Sp........b)

Unknown said...

Aha-life is wonderful with Greenbean back in action!

john@heneedsfood said...

Ok, I'm not going to get too excited as you may slip away again. You have been missed. Your gorgeous photo's. Your honesty. Your effortless knack with creating a chilled-out vibe with every blog post. I won't say welcome back, but rather, thanks for another (sorely-missed) green been instalment.

greenbeen said...

http://www.blogger.com/profile/15074005234609879061
Thanks Barbara...it feels good to be back!!!

greenbeen said...

Thanks John...i think i'm...i hope i'm back...either way it feels good to be back! http://heneedsfood.com/

greenbeen said...

Thanks spanner crab!!! U Have always been very supportive of me! Xx

mikeandsylv said...

So glad you're back blogging. Your photos and recipes are gorgeous and inspiring and I love the bits here and there about eating and drinking out in fabulous Melbourne. God how i miss that city!

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