Author Archives: Amy Ryland

A chat with Kate Constantine

Kate Constantine

Gadigal artist from the Eora nation.Creating art, love & life on Bundjalung Country Byron Bay Tell us about yourself: I am a contemporary Aboriginal artist from the Eora Nation (Sydney Basin). I am a proud Gadigal woman, mother and activist. Tell us about your family: They are the best! A total bunch of maniacs! There’s […]

CRAFTY BY NATURE

Leaf Bunting

LEAF-THREADED BUNTING You will need: • freshly picked leaves, in a variety of shapes and sizes. Nothing too ‘waxy’, as these can be hard to paint • paint (acrylic or gouache works best) • paintbrushes • small stick • string  • water to rinse out brushes 1. Lay out your leaves. 2. Paint the leaves. […]

parenting around the world

Bobbi Lockyer

Life in My Shoes: Parenting in Port Hedland, Western Australia Bobbi Lockyer talks about capturing culture, women’s rights, becoming an artist and raising four boys. Interview by Nicole Lutze Shoutout: We’re proudly partnering with Birkenstock to bring you Life In My Shoes: A series of interviews with parents from all around the world. Family. I live in […]

Oat Waffles

Oat Waffles

What you need: (makes 4–6 waffles) 130g / 4.6oz oat flour* 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 75g / 2.7oz butter, melted  3/4 cup (180ml / 6 fl oz) milk of your choice 1 tsp vanilla paste 1–2 tbsp maple syrup 2 large free-range eggs 1 tsp ground cinnamon, optional 1/2 tsp ground cardamom, […]

Parenting around the world

Parenting around the world

Location: New York City, USA – Life in My Shoes with Cynthia Edorh discussing her Togolese-Canadian heritage, single parenting in New York, and the need for community connection. Interview by Nicole Lutze Shoutout: We’re proudly partnering with Birkenstock to bring you Life In My Shoes: A series of interviews with parents from all around the world. Family. […]

Fried Rice Bowls

Fried Rice Bowls

What you need (Serves 4–6): For the sauce: 4 tbsp (80ml / 2.7 fl oz) soy sauce or tamari 2 tsp (10ml / 0.34 fl oz) honey 1 tbsp (20ml / 0.7 fl oz) rice wine vinegar 1 tsp (5ml / 0.17 fl oz) sesame oil 2 tbsp (40ml / 1.4 fl oz) coconut aminos […]

Lunchbox Ideas for school and work

Little Lunchbox Co

Shoutout: We’re proudly partnering with Little Lunch Box Co to bring you this awesome lunchbox series. We’ve got you covered for picnics, office snacks, school lunches + road trips. Check out the Little Lunchbox Co range here. Number 3 – School Lunchbox FILLERS: Caprese sandwich (recipe below) Bliss balls Popcorn  Trail mix RECIPE: CAPRESE SANDWICH (Serves 4) • 1–2 […]

Lunchbox ideas for picnics and road trips

Little Lunchbox Co

Shoutout: We’re proudly partnering with Little Lunch Box Co to bring you this awesome lunchbox series. We’ve got you covered for picnics, office snacks, school lunches + road trips. Check out the Little Lunchbox Co range here. Number 1 – Picnic Lunchbox. FILLERS Hummus + Fruit or veggie sticks Veg and Bacon Savoury Mini Muffins (recipe below) […]

Chunky Minestrone with Giant Croutons

I’ve designed this soup with little ones in mind, so the vegetables are large enough to hold once cool and the beans are blended into the base for slurping from the cup (with help if needed). Croutons can be quite crunchy for beginners, so keep some to one side without toasting, or soften with a […]

CHILDREN’S GROUND

Children's Ground

Margaret Kemarre (MK) Turner OAM and Leonie Kngwarraye Palmer are respected Arrernte Elders, grandmothers, professors, cultural advisers, translators, teachers and social justice champions who helped establish Children’s Ground: an Aboriginal-led organisation that are creating a First Nations education system and a new future for children filled with promise, hope and empowerment. Tell us a little […]

LEMON, COCONUT + OAT CAKE

Fun Cakes

WITH RASPBERRY ICING + JAFFA CHERRIES A hearty flour-free lemon cake sandwiched together with crème fraîche and raspberries. This is a delicious cake that isn’t too sweet or rich. Baker’s note: Prepare the Raspberry Compote beforehand. Raspberry juice will colour your icing and raspberry jam goes in the centre. This cake can’t be cut through […]

Parenting around the world

Location: Kyoto City, Japan. Life in My Shoes with Atsuko Nakagawa, discussing co-sleeping, family traditions and the importance of community. Interview by Nicole Lutze Shoutout: We’re proudly partnering with Birkenstock to bring you Life In My Shoes: A series of interviews with parents from all around the world. WORK AND CREATIVITY We mainly work on picture books […]