200+ homestyle recipes from the popular Facebooker, Rural Weekly columnist and outback mum Hayley Maudsley.
'There's nothing fancy about my lifestyle, or my food, or my house. I am a normal mother of three beautiful children, and a loving wife, going about my life in the country one day at a time. The ingredients I use are simple things found in most pantries.'
Hayley Maudsley is a rural mum, living and working on an isolated Queensland wheat property with her husband and three kids. While having a cuppa and a slice during her 'smoko break' one day, thinking about what to cook for dinner, she turned to Facebook for some inspiration. Instead what she found was perfectly portioned meals using ingredients she had no access to, presented on beautiful crockery In the end, she cooked some chips, a T-bone and a salad. Perfect.
That day she decided to start her own Facebook page - sharing her nightly meals, favourite recipes, hints and tips, and some creative food ideas for kids. She called it 'My Smoko Break'. In the four years Hayley has been posting, she has amassed a community of 120,000 followers and self-published a sellout book with the Rural Weekly.
My Smoko Break is packed with more than 200 recipes for all occasions, divided into chapters covering - Breakfast, Smoko Breaks, Lunch, Plate Mates (sides), Dinner, Dessert, School Lunchbox, Harvest, Cooking with Kids, Occasions, Drinks, Mums and Bubs - as well as hundreds of handy tips and tricks.
Each chapter also features a story from Hayley that shares her experiences of her life on the land.About the Author
Hayley Maudsley lives and works on a wheat property in south-west Queensland with her husband John and their three young children, Heidi, Gus and Charlie. She writes a weekly column for the Rural Weekly, and runs her popular Facebook page ‘My Smoko Break', which has 123,000 enthusiastic followers.