Monday, May 31, 2010

Sarah's Seasonal Table - Winter 2010

In our Winter 2010 issue, we have new recipe pages, created by Sarah Foletta (a well known chef in the Melbourne cafe scene). This issue she has shared her warming mushroom risotto, hot chocolate pudding and poached pears recipes... I was lucky enough to be the professional taster, so thought I would share some of the photos of these delicious dishes.. They are soooo good...

This is the preparation for the mushroom risotto - I just love the look of everything in the stripy bowls - I'm never this organised... perhaps I should be...

This is the gorgeous mushroom risotto!

This is what the chocolate pudding looks like before you pour the water over it...

Pouring the water....

Hot out of the oven...

This is how you cook the pears... covered with some plates..

Yum! Chocolate pudding with poached pears and ice-cream. You will not be left disappointed!
Thanks Sarah for these beautiful recipes.
Let us know if you try them out - and what you thought!
Take care

The Green Promise Nappy Initiative

Thought some of our readers/supporters who have bubs still in nappies would be interested in this initiative - It starts tomorrow..

My Green presents:

The 100 Green Promise Nappies Initiative: It’s a Giveaway Event!

Winter 2010 - June 1 - July 15

Save $$, Eco-Friendly, Popular!

Modern nappies are shaped, fitted and easy to use. They are thrown in the wash, rather than the bin.

The Green Promise Nappy Initiative is an online contest in which you can win a modern cloth nappy for your baby to wear.

What better way to try out a modern cloth nappy than to WIN one?

Register to play at My Green for a chance to WIN one of these special ‘Cloth Ambassador’ nappies!

Our facebook Page is:

Take care

Monday, May 24, 2010

Our boys - where are they heading?

After our wildly successful event earlier in the year about Our girls, Our bodies, Ourselves - we've decided it's time we did another... This time we're focusing on our boys -

Our boys - where are they heading???

How can parents, teachers and the wider community support boys and young men through childhood and adolescence as they grapple with issues of technology, bullying, relationships, violence and drugs.  How can we help them to grow into confident, happy and balanced men?


Maggie Hamilton - Writer, teacher and publisher, Maggie gives regular talks, lectures and workshops throughout Australia; writes for magazines; is a keen observer of social trends; has a passion for the art of living meaningfully, and is a regular media commentator. In her newly completed book What’s Happening to Our Boys? Maggie puts the lives of our boys under the microscope, uncovering the issues they struggle with, and how best they can be supported.

Andrew Fuller - As a clinical psychologist, Andrew works with many schools and communities in Australia and internationally, specialising in the wellbeing of young people and their families. He is the author of a number of books including: Tricky Kids, Guerrilla tactics for teachers, Raising real people, From surviving to thriving and Beating bullies. Andrew has established programs for the promotion of mental health in schools, substance abuse prevention, and the reduction of violence and bullying, suicide prevention programs and for assisting homeless young people.

Wednesday Sept 1st, 7pm (doors open) for a prompt 7.30pm start

Eltham Community and Reception Centre

Cost $15 ($10 conc) Paid prior to event (See Paypal button below)

RSVP by 25th August by emailing

Other enquiries please call 0400 683 430

Don't worry - if you'd like to buy more than one ticket, you will be given this option in the next screen..


Hope to see you there (and if you live interstate, we'll be podcasting this one as soon as humanly possible after the event)
Take care

Monday, May 17, 2010

Winter is coming!

As I sit at my computer, with beanie, fingerless gloves, scarf and a multitude of layers of clothes - it seems fitting that our Winter 2010 issue has gone to the printer this morning...
This issue is an exciting one for us, as our growing mag is going into newsagencies Australia wide. It feels like our baby is taking it's first big steps in the world (well Australia anyway) - so now it should be easier for people to find us, stumble across us, discover us and more importantly enjoy us!
So if you have a friend in a town somewhere in Australia, and you think they might enjoy Barefoot, tell them to head down to their newsagency and ask for Barefoot... Spread the word...
For all of you who subscribe, you can look forward to your Winter issue arriving next week - we'll be sending them out Tuesday. If you like waiting to buy your copy individually, you'll have to wait till the following week...
Stay warm and take care

Monday, May 10, 2010

Radio stars!!

Exciting news on the media front!
Rachel is being interviewed by Richard Stubbs on 774 ABC Melbourne on Wednesday 12th May (next Wednesday) at 1.30pm.!!
So if you're home, or in the car, or have the ability to listen - please do! You can even listen live through the computer if you don't have a radio..
Otherwise, we will put the podcast up as soon as it is available.
Happy listening!

Monday, May 3, 2010


Congratulations to Pat from Northcote who won our subscriber prize for March/April!!
Pat has won a night away in Daylesford at 'Dja William', staying in a luxury tipi...
Lucky thing..
check our if you'd like to see it for yourself..