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I cook when I am happy…

I cook when I am happy…



I’ve missed you…I’ve missed me too.

Life as been a bit crazy with too many stupid things. I now know I cook when I am happy…and struggle when I am not. We have been content with the humdrum..fishfingers..chicken…sausages…pizza…but no pushing of boundries…no getting my Bubs to taste spaghetti carbonara…chicken pie and minestone soup.


Food is a funny thing..If we can find the time and energy to create..sit at a table, eat and chat …then I think to world is a better place.

I am going to put the breadmaker on (not literally lol )…make cannelloni…and venture back into a wonderful world of delights…


keep smiling and thank you for reading

love Sky @ http://www.thesideplate.com




Am I over re-acting??? Again


So there I was with my cooking ABC..

Yes we made it to C…chicken on the BBQ ..chocolate eggs..Chinese lol
Then I realised food is just too damn fun, tasty and interesting to get stuck in a list.

We always eat well in the school holidays because we have time..and that kind of shocks me!!

Shouldn’t we always have time for a good breakfast, a leisurely lunch and a dinner that we helped to cook. Is this not important to just about every other aspect in life?? or am I over reacting again??

How can we function if we don’t eat properly? ( I am not preeching..I am the worst culprit). I am just dumbfounded how we don’t put importance on the fuelling of our body and soul. How we aren’t even educated on how to. And how I am conforming and stumbling through life like everyone else I guess.

So I sit myself down and I think, What is important??

Education in life?
Enjoying life and food??

So where do I go from here? Can I make more effort, do we go to bed later…get up earlier…fit fun into life??
Really is this how it works..or do I take a leap..defy convention…rebel now I am 40 lol ?

The truth is I don’t know. I am trying to figure it out. You comments are more than welcome..

Love, hugs and good eating
Sky @ http://www.skybendelow.com


I love you…Do you love you??


Show a little love…..

To you. Yes Its Valentines Day. It doesn’t matter if you are single, loved up or in a dead end relationship. 14th of Feb will probably make you feel something.

Personally I struggle with it; I simply don’t like being told what to do and when to do it. I’m 40, I’m told old for that stuff now. I nearly bought into…But then its Friday night so when its one of the weekends when the kids spend the weekend away, I always try to make something special. Hey I spend all week cooking tasty stuff, so I feel I should at least try lol.

I had great images of making elaborate pasta sauces, steaming mussels, maybe griddling a steak. But then I realised something….I love me too.

So, no fancy menu…I have bought seafood, salad and good bread. I have bought tiramisu. I have bought a bottle of my favourite Yellow Tail bubbles…(mm..Should I have got two??). I am going to take a bath, put on a dress, and wear my new heels. What the hell, I may even try those stupid false eyelashes I randomly bought at Christmas.

Today is the day of sharing the love…so I will tell you….
I love my partner.
I love my kids.
I love life.
Goddamn it I love you….

And I love me too………share the love

Happiness and hugs

Happy Valentines Day, thanks for reading

Sky @ http://www.thesideplate.com