Weekend Inspiration.

May 8, 2012

Saturday and Sunday.

Two simple days that encourage so much happiness and dreaming and promise…promise of future deliciousness. Inspiration comes keenly on the weekend. Currently I’m fuelled by thoughts of beautiful bread, thickly sliced, earthy salads and perfect pancakes. And now nothing is more certain than my desire to create.

Saturday morning I found inspiration in a loaf of Dench wholegrain. Walking to the shops early morning and cradling your loaf as you make the journey back makes it extra special.


Boiled eggs, avocado, slow-roasted roma tomatoes and thick slices of Dench divinity warmed in the oven.

I then felt inspired to make mini sandwiches to eat in the car later that day. We had a Wedding on Saturday, and with two ceremonies (due to two different faiths) I felt that snacks would be in order. They were. Nut butter and Jam for her. Nutella for him.


On this day I also found inspiration in a Cauliflower Salad at Shop Ate in Mt Eliza. Roasted cauliflower with radish, cherry tomatoes, almonds, pistachio, dill, crème fraîche, pear and parseman. I’m now itching to make some earthy salads using roasted vegetables, nuts and crème fraîche. These salads speak to me…I hear Autumn, I hear Winter, I hear root vegetables, I hear wholesome comfort, I hear love.

Sunday morning I found inspiration in Ricotta Hotcakes at Three Bags Full. With orange-infused ricotta and baked fruit, these hotcakes were complete bliss. Crisp on the outside and perfectly fluffy with a friendly amount of ricotta ooze, these pancakes left me pondering whether I am cooking my pancakes on too low a heat… I am inspired to get pancake making to see whether this inkling is true.

Weekend inspiration.

What’s inspiring you lately?

Heidi xo
  • Karz May 8, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Just seeing that dench bread made me miss home! Oh Melbourne, what good produce we have! x

  • onika May 8, 2012 at 9:11 am

    that bread looks divine! i love baker d'chirico bread, nom nom.
    at the moment i'm hanging out for warming meals. slow cooked lamb and juicy roasted tomatoes, red wine and cheese (always), quinoa salads, warm oats, silverbeet spanakopita (droooooool)… doona hangs and open fires!! hope you had fun at laus wedding! x

  • Ames May 8, 2012 at 10:46 am

    sunshine inspires me but your food inspires me to eat better and healthier!

  • xoCATox May 8, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Oh my, how good does all that look?! I did simple pancakes the other day which were SO easy and super-delish!

    I've got such a craving for some nice dense toast with a teeny bit of cream cheese and lots of avocado now!

    I had a lovely bown of oats with cinammon and brown sugar for breakfast this morning, but have been googling and toying with the idea of a simple savoury oats recipe! 🙂

  • Michelle Chin May 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Nothing much has been inspiring me lately. Been caught up with lots of work. 🙁 feeling a little stressed too. thank god for singing lessons!

  • Lisa May 8, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Mu Mum and I were just this morning discussing how the onset of the cold weather has us craving casseroles and with the local shop having an amazing special on chicken thighs we were both thinking cock au vin. Either that or maybe boef borginion – some combination of meat and red wine anyway.

    But contradictorily I'm also finding myself hankering for lovely fresh salad. Ahh the whims of our taste buds.

  • Heidi May 8, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Karz – we are spoilt, aren't we 🙂

    onika – spanakopita! yes! & yes to donnas and fires. best. OMG the wedding was gorgeous, so much fun!! SO much Greek goodness 🙂

    Ames – oh thanks, so nice to hear!

    Cat – love it! I've been dreaming of a savoury breakfast polenta too…fun.

    Michelle – yes, a great outlet!!

    Lisa – haha yes, strange! But sometimes fresh salads are just too darn good. even in cold weather. But omg nothing like a hearty stew. craving this majorly now!!

    Heidi xo

  • Yasmeen May 8, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    I like both the his-and-hers snacks — what a great idea! Totally agree with your musings on weekends. Little gems, they are.

  • Kari May 8, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I would like some of those ricotta hotcakes! I'm inspired by the little things at the moment – the simple pleasures that actually give such huge pleasure.

  • Not Quite Nigella May 9, 2012 at 3:20 am

    teehee! His and hers snacks! Mr NQN has different taste from me so I'm sure he'd love that! 😛

  • The InTolerant Chef May 9, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    We need diferent style snacks for each of us at my house too! Love them, yours look so cute!

  • Hannah May 9, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Oh Heidi! How can anyone not respond to that question with "you"?! The photos are gorgeous, the descriptions enticing, and I just want to be a part of everything you've written of here. Beautiful. xo

  • Heidi May 10, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Yasmeen – hehe well the man is just not as obsessed with PB&J; as I am 😉

    Lorraine – sometimes it's just required 🙂

    InTolerant Chef – thanks!! 🙂

    Hannah – *blush* thanks, lovely. You're beautiful xo

    Heidi xo

  • Hannah May 10, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Oh yummy- I must make myself some roast tomatoes for brekky! I just get inspired by the farmers markets, seeing all the different seasonal produce and dreaming up recipes …. 🙂 And I never have enough time to cook it all! x

  • Iron Chef Shellie May 10, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    What a gorgeous looking loaf of bread!

    I need to go back to three bags full! those hot cakes…. swoon!!

  • Heidi May 16, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Hannah – yes, a visit to the farmers market is such good inspiration!

    Michele – Dench is so divine…

    Heidi xo