Last time I wrote I was having what can only be described as a pregnancy induced semi-craving for wintry crumble and cheesecake and then I blinked and it’s spring! My belly has well and truly popped and I’ve been busy creating some mouthwatering recipes behind the scenes. Here is one of them.
Well, to be honest, a lot has gone on since my last post.
We’ve been busy preparing the house and ourselves for the new arrival who is only around 5 weeks away from being here.
The construction of the nursery and guest room split went way over time so while I was trying to manage up to 8 tradies a day because we thought it was a good idea to freshen up the paint in the entire house at the same time, I wasn’t having the most productive of times. Thankfully, the nursery is now ready (sans the custom rug which we are still waiting on because of the shape of the room) and my belly has well and truly popped – see!
In amongst all the chaos, I have been able to continue to write for Nourish so if you’ve picked up a copy of the now-monthly mag, you would have have a good dose of recipes to try.
In the meantime, also, I’ve accepted the very exciting role of becoming Australian Pineapples ambassador and over the next little while it will be my job to create mouthwatering recipes using this delicious tropical fruit, which by the way – and I did not know this before, is available year-round in Australia.
They are a great source of vitamin C which is great for boosting the immune system in winter and keeping skin nice and glowing in summer when it can help prevent sun damage. Yup, pineapples are a great all-rounder. I’ve read that pineapples can also help increase milk supply when breastfeeding – how very timely indeed!
If you are free this weekend, I will be doing my last appearance before the bub arrives, showcasing some of the new recipes at the Aussie Pineapples Endless Summer Extravaganza hosted by the Moore Park Produce Market. Pop by, say hello and make sure to grab some delicious samples of the Caramelised Pineapple Fruit Salad or a savory option of the Pork and Pineapple Salsa Tacos. Yum yum!
If you don’t make it, I thought I’d share another pineapple recipe with you for one of my favourite salads of late.
PS Here are some interesting tips for buying and storing pineapples. And one other point to note: those topless pineapples available throughout colder months are actually much sweeter than their top-on counterparts, so don’t be afraid to give them a go.