What a fab night! A group of friends and I were lucky enough to spend the evening at a Ben O’Donoghue cooking demonstration. Not only did we get to see him at work, we also got fed! The evening was held at Kitchen & Cutlery in Adamstown, Newcastle. It was a relaxed demo with Ben giving us handy hints and information along the way. One interesting bit of info that he shared with us was in regards to chillis. Apparently if you pick a chilli in hot weather, the chilli will be hotter/spicier than if you pick it in cooler weather. Something to try sometime. Read More
Wow, 9 years have flown!!! My daughter Asha had her birthday today and requested a Littlest Pet Shop cake, specifically she wanted an island for them all to play on. After looking through the Martha Stewart’s Wedding Cakes book she decided that she would like to try Red Velvet Cake. Read More
In addition to my Chocolate Chip Cupcakes, I also made some Rice Crispy Treats for the up and coming soccer stars party! So quick and easy to make and decorated in our team colours.
When I was cruising around on-line I came across this fab business Read More
The U6 Jets had their last games for the season today, what a way to finish! All team members had an awesome game with goals going in constantly! The kids certainly earned their end of season party. Nothing better than a sausage in bread and lots of lollies to keep them all on a high. I made some Chocolate Chip Cupcakes from Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes: 175 Inspired Ideas for Everyone’s Favorite Treat, so easy and so yummy. Read More
I have had a lovely time over the past day playing with a new toy. I purchased some silicon flower molds in the hope that they would expedite the production of some of my flowers. I love it when a plan comes to fruition, 24 large and 24 small frangipanis all done in less than 30mins!!! Read More
Found this article in New Scientist. Have never been a calorie counter myself, all things in moderation I say (except chocolate – can never have too much of that!). Read More
As my daughter swims most mornings, breakfast is usually eaten in the car on the way home from training. I am always on the lookout for quick, easy, filling snacks that I can make and freeze for the week ahead.
I have been making her coconut bread for a few months now, lovely with lemon butter. But alas she is in need of a change! I recently purchased The Australian Women’s Weekly Gluten-free & Allergy-free Eating cookbook and found an interesting recipe for banana bread. This recipe is gluten, wheat, yeast, dairy, and egg free!!! Read More
A few weeks ago I received a shipment of books from Amazon. They arrived earlier than expected which made for a very exciting day! One of the books was Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes: 175 Inspired Ideas for Everyone’s Favorite Treat. Needless to say I have been pouring over it drooling!!! Read More