The UnYucky Blog

Chocolate zucchini cake

Chocolate zucchini cake - I’m not obsessed with hidden vegetables, but that doesn’t mean I don’t sometimes hide them and see if anyone notices! If your family loves chocolate cakes, this version uses up in-season zucchinis and stays super...

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The Eye (I) Spy Game in colours or letters

I spy with my little eye something the colour of…  I Spy, or Eye Spy, ticks all the boxes of a great dinner game. Why? It adapts to any age group from toddlers to grandparents and yes, that includes smarty-pants tweens and untalkative teens too It's a turn taking game...

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The dinner brain freeze!

What’s for dinner, Mum? NO IDEA! We’ve all been there and failed to come up with anything more inspiring for dinner than spaghetti bol from a jar. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but lack of inspiration about family dinners is a big stress for most of us....

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And baby makes three…

What does your family look like, I wonder? You might be partnered or single, blended or firmly separated. You might have one child or several, and maybe you’ve got shared care with extra children some days of the week. I find this whole family dynamics area...

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Grandpa’s Underpants, Nana’s Knickers

Alphabet Shopping
There are lots of ways to play this memory game, but we’ve always liked the shopping version.

Taking turns around the table, the game starts with one person saying, I went to the shop and I bought a [something beginning with A, like an apple].

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Three Wishes

Alphabet Shopping
There are lots of ways to play this memory game, but we’ve always liked the shopping version.

Taking turns around the table, the game starts with one person saying, I went to the shop and I bought a [something beginning with A, like an apple].

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Alphabet Shopping

Alphabet Shopping
There are lots of ways to play this memory game, but we’ve always liked the shopping version.

Taking turns around the table, the game starts with one person saying, I went to the shop and I bought a [something beginning with A, like an apple].

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Tax and vegetables

Hello! Here’s a question from one of our UnYucky workshops: do you enjoy paying tax? Income tax, council rates, company tax, sales tax (GST, VAT etc) – does it give you pleasure to pay them? I’m guessing your answer is no – it is for every other person...

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