Lunch Lady Magazine4 min lettiRegional & Ethnic
Q+a
When did you realise you could cook? Everyone can cook! It’s just a matter of learning. As a kid, I learnt to bake from my mum and grandma. And my first girlfriend was vegan—she taught me my first vegetable-based dishes when I was a late teenager, an
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Diy
• templates • cardboard (the cardboard we used was offcuts from cardboard boxes. Really thick cardboard can be tricky to cut with a knife, (but still possible) • retractable knife • ruler • cutting mat • pencil • paint + paintbrush Step 1. Cut out
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The Playground Makers
Playgrounds often feel more like an exercise in local council box-ticking than they do an alive, responsive piece of urban architecture. Yet as parents, we spend more time at playgrounds than almost anywhere else. We can see their manifest importance
Lunch Lady Magazine3 min lettiBeverages
Breakfast Pops
Each recipe makes roughly 6 large ice blocks. Stick with the full-fat ingredients where possible. Using low-fat substitutes will change the consistency and you may end up with too-hard, too-frosty blocks that are no fun to eat. Lowering sugars will
Lunch Lady Magazine10 min lettiPsychology
The Thank-you Project
Tell us about your book, The Thank-You Project. In 2016, I was approaching my fiftieth birthday and decided to mark the half-century milestone by writing a weekly thank-you letter, for fifty weeks, to someone who helped, shaped or inspired me. What i
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Hello Partners, Tell Us What Makes A Good Brand?
When a brand’s ethics align with your personal beliefs, it can give you more than a good product. It solves your problems and gives you a community you want to engage with. We aim to please by making life easier for parents, whilst empowering kids wi
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By Tekie Quaye
Becoming a parent raises all sorts of questions about the way you might bring up your child and the family you want to be. I find that much of what I do and don’t want for my daughter is a reflection of my own experiences as a child. My experience gr
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Fun Cakes Prep
These recipes are designed to be baked in two 6-inch (or 20cm) round cake tins. Using two tins makes the baking process much faster. Plus, the cakes bake more evenly and will give you an easier product to work with for decorating. If you don’t have t
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By Liz Petrone
The Mercedes came out of nowhere. One second I was driving along, singing badly mangled lyrics to whatever '90s hip-hop I could dredge up from the bowels of the radio presets, and the next I was inches from tail-lights. I slammed on my brakes and my
Lunch Lady Magazine3 min lettiCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Some More!
Marshmallows: they’re fluffy, they’re delicious and they have a mouthfeel that can best be described as ‘warm childhood memory’. Yet have you ever wondered how something so absurd came not only to exist, but also to serve as shorthand for innocence,
Lunch Lady Magazine3 min lettiScience & Mathematics
By Kay Kerr
I can pinpoint the exact moment my heart rate starts to rise when a conversation with another parent turns to the topic of autism. There is a tone, or a use of language, or a look that will indicate they wish to open up to me, a mum, specifically abo
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D-i-y Candles.
• beeswax, either as granules or pellets, or you can grate a solid piece of beeswax yourself. How much you’ll need depends on how many candles you wish to make and how many colours you’d like to try, but we found about 400–500g (about 1lb) beeswax wa
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Editor Louise Bannister Creative Director Lara Burke National Advertising & Partnerships Manager Jen Djula jen@hellolunchlady.com.au Marketing Amy Ryland amy@hellolunchlady.com.au Published by We Print Nice Things Pty Ltd Wholesale + Distribution sh
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Where The Wild Things Are.
I’m thirty-nine years old and I was born and raised mostly in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. For over a decade, my life was all about music. I’m a singer-songwriter with three albums under my belt. I collaborated mostly with Tim Foljahn (who played w
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How To Talk So Kids Will Listen + Listen So Kids Will Talk...
No. Many of our conversations with our children consist of casual exchanges. If a child were to say, “Mum, I decided that I do want to go swimming this afternoon,” it would seem unnecessary for the parent to reply, “So you made a decision to go swimm
Lunch Lady Magazine11 min lettiRelationships
Meet Naomi
I am a proud first-generation Ghanaian heritage, British-African. I am the second of four children with an older sister, younger brother and younger sister. We were born and raised in London, one of the most diverse cities in the world. I was always
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The Domino Effect
Step 1. Cut 28 tiles out of your base material. If you are using the templates provided each tile will need to be 4cm x 8cm in dimension. Step 2. You can draw or paint your own designs straight onto the bases or you can use the cutout templates pr
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Viva La Domino
While the history of the domino is hazy and contested, it’s widely agreed that the game first emerged in China in the early 1100s. Most stories attribute the invention to an intrepid general, potentially by the name of Keung T’ai Kung, who created th
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The Rules Of The Game.
For the same reason that it’s hard to talk about the rules of dice, it’s hard to lock down what counts as ‘classic’ dominoes. Nobody knows exactly what the original rules were and now there are simply too many variants. However, the version known as
Lunch Lady Magazine6 min lettiCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Dinner In 5 ! Five Super-quick Veggie Dinner Recipes
Serves 4 • 1 small zucchini• 2 carrots• 1 capsicum• 1 halloumi or grated cheese of choice• 2 eggs• 4-6 tortilla breads• a small handful herbs of your choice• 1/2 lemon or lime• salt and pepper 1. Grate zucchini, carrots and halloumi coarsely and ch
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What’s One Thing About Your Business We Should Know?
We love colour. We love it in a boom, crash, rainbow kind of way. Our kids homewares and apparel are overflowing with it. Yup, we’re firm believers that kids who are surrounded by colour are inquisitive, creative, kind and wild. And that’s our kind o
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Lord Of The Fries
These skinny-cut fries have won the world over because they give you the highest salty-crunch-to-filling ratio. You want big, white potatoes—try Coliban, Russet or Sebago. Using a mandolin with cross-cutting teeth to cut the fries is the easiest way
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By Kimberly Allen
How commonly, and understandably, we lament for “one more day” when we’ve lost someone we love. I’ve often longed for such a day with my granny, or with my sister who we lost too young. In the last year, I’ve longed most for that day with my dad. If
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So Wow Many ! People Talented !
amber rossouw sweetpea darlingheart recipes + styling 124-129 barbara dziadosz illustrations 147-154 beci orpin papercraft + + illustrations + styling 090-101, 104, 119, 122-123 danielle dobson photographs 034-035, 037-039,041, 046, 051 erin
Lunch Lady Magazine1 min lettiCookbooks, Food, & Wine
You Say Potato, We Say Sebago Or Ruby Lou? Kestrel Or Kipfler? Desiree Or Dutch Cream?
There’s a lot you should know about potatoes (or po-tah-toes, for that matter) before you so much as pick up a peeler. First things first: there are two main types of potatoes. White flesh, and yellow flesh. White potatoes are higher in starch; tend
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By Liz Petrone
Maybe it’s the slightly crazed and manic expression I wear on my face when I go out with all four children in public, or maybe it’s the way my shoulders droop towards the ground with exhaustion like an elderly but equally dishevelled and flat-chested
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Traditional Foodie
You’ve been a nutritionist for over fifteen years. What got you interested in food? Food is such a central part of most of our lives, so I’m sure we’re all interested in it to some extent. I studied dietetics (clinical nutrition) at university after
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The Unlikely Minimalist
I never searched out minimalism. Rather I stumbled upon it first as a type of survival tool. Our story is a bit of a winding and twisting journey. But our minimalism story started in 2014, while I was sitting in a job interview and honestly killing i
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By Rebecca Huntley
I’m a director of a social research firm, a radio presenter, a columnist and a writer. I am also a canteen mum. In my professional life I’ve operated in all kinds of organisations fraught with politics and difficult personalities. The Labor Party. Th
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You, Me,we
Who’s in your family and where do you live? I live in New York City with my husband and our two boys, Miles (8) and Noah (3). Can you describe what you do? I am a graphic designer, illustrator and art director. I work on a wide range of creative pro
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