Impression Mat Cupcake

Recently it was the 30th birthday of one of the  instructors at the gym I (in)frequent.  Cory is a lovley girl, obviously very energetic, as I spend most Wednesday mornings with her I wanted to give her a little something to enjoy. Read More

The Angus Taco

While I was away at Residential School in Wagga for 10 days my 6 year old son Angus “invented” the Angus Taco for my return dinner.  Here is his blog entry explaining it. Read More

Passionfruit Syllabub

With the abundance of passionfruit in my house at the moment I was looking for a quick easy dessert in order to use them all up! After searching the net I found a recipe for Passionfruit Syllabub.  It was extremely quick and easy to make. Read More

Ben O’Donoghue

ben odonoghue

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

Swimming Cap Cake

As Asha swims with the same kids 4 mornings a week we thought it would be nice to take a cake to training on her birthday.  Chocolate Mud Cake for breakfast was a great hit!!!  I made it to resemble the club’s swimming cap. Read More

Red Velvet Littlest Pet Shop Island Cake

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

Yummy Rice Crispy Treats

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

Soccer season ends!

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

Frangipani fun

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

The calorie delusion: Why food labels are wrong – 15 July 2009 – New Scientist

The calorie delusion: Why food labels are wrong – health – 15 July 2009 – New Scientist

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