Autumn has arrived here in the southern hemisphere, the mornings are getting colder and the days will get shorter after this weekend as daylight saving ends but the upside is, it’s nearly Easter! Bring on the long weekend! After a busy week and a cold start to the day today I thought I would cheer the kids… Continue reading Chocolate Hot Cross Buns
This is the first time I have made lip balm and I was surprised how easy it was! My motivation was a block of beeswax I bought from a local farmers market over a year ago, and yes I bought it without knowing what I was going to do with it , but I was so impressed with the women selling… Continue reading D.I.Y Lip Balm
Butter cake is a great all-rounder for birthday cakes and this is the best recipe I have come across. It’s an oldie but a goodie from the classic New Zealand Edmonds cook book. Ingredients 150g Butter 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 3/4 cup Sugar 2 Eggs 1 1/2 cups Flour 3 tsp baking powder 3/4 cup Milk Cream… Continue reading Butter Cake And M&M Cookies
The next few days I will be spending more than normal amount of time in the kitchen baking my daughters birthday cake and M&M Cookies for a school fundraiser (recipes for these will follow later in the week). Anyway I started thinking about how many cakes I have made in my life time and realised… Continue reading Lessons Learned – Baking A Cake
It is my daughters 9th birthday next week so I thought I would make some paper flowers to decorate her presents. I just used copy paper and wrapping paper to create these flowers. Rose Cut out circles any size. Cut around your circle to create a spiral Take the end of the spiral and start… Continue reading Try Decorating Little Girls Birthday Presents with Paper flowers!
My garden was full of my favourite herb basil, the smell of this herb is summer in itself to me! Now unfortunately summer is coming to an end here in the southern hemisphere and my basil was going to seed so I got busy this weekend making pesto. Pesto Recipe 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed 1/2 cup… Continue reading Pesto
I have been out of action for a couple of days because I stupidly hurt my wrist while sanding back an old chair for the lounge, it’s nothing major just an old injury that plays up now and then, so it just ment I had to take it easy for a bit. To tell you the truth I’ve been like a… Continue reading Rock’n Robin