5 Summer Lovin’ Beach Reads

5 Summer Lovin’ Beach Readsfeatured

A beautiful summer means 1 thing – lots of beach visits! So in between dips into the ocean and applying another coat of sunscreen (Australian Sun, you evil SOB) this long weekend, you might be laying on your towel thinking to yourself, “if only I had a really good book to read!”. Well, fret no more because over Read more

Crusty French Style Bread

Crusty French Style Breadfeatured

If you have always wanted to bake your own bread but didn’t know where to start, this is the recipe for you! You can knead the dough by hand if you don’t have a mixer with dough hooks and you don’t need a bread maker – an oven is just perfect! So minimum outlay for Read more

Book Snobbery 101

Book Snobbery 101featured

Several months ago, my best friend started gushing about a book called The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. She said it was a very sweet story that she loved so much and wanted to reread as soon as she finished it and that I really should read it. My reaction? A lot of Read more

One-Jar Chimichurri Recipe

One-Jar Chimichurri Recipefeatured

Haling from Argentina, Chimichurri (for those not in the know) is a green sauce that is often served on grilled meat. The traditional Argentinean version usually contains finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, oregano and white/red vinegar. We’ve also included coriander and a few other extra elements that really expand on the flavour. The Read more

2015: New Year, New Resolutions!

2015: New Year, New Resolutions!featured

So we are back in 2015! Hopefully everyone had an enjoyable break, relaxing with family and friends and enjoying the beautiful summer sunshine. Did you make a list of resolutions yet? We know we sure have! 2014 was our first year and we are proud of what we accomplished in that amount of time given Read more

Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags

Free Printable Christmas Gift Tagsfeatured

It’s Christmas Eve and by now you should have wrapped your gifts and slipped them under the tree…but let’s face it, not everyone has done and oh, no it’s a minute to midnight and you forgot to buy gift tags! Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Have a set of free printable Christmas gift tags Read more

Vodka Soaked Cranberries in Dark Chocolates Truffles

Vodka Soaked Cranberries in Dark Chocolates Trufflesfeatured

Are you looking for a yummy contribution to Christmas dessert or for a little foodie gift? We’ve got the perfect recipe for the sweet tooth! You will need ¼ cup cream 200gdark eating chocolate chopped coarsely ¼ cup finely chopped cranberries 2 tablespoons vodka 250 Dark Chocolate Cadbury melts Method   1. Combine cream and Read more

White Chocolate Rocky Road

White Chocolate Rocky Roadfeatured

In anticipation of Christmas festivities, we’ve got a fun and quick recipe for yummy white chocolate rocky road. Wrap it up and make a nice little gift for friends and family or serve it with a cup of tea! Ingredients 350g White Chocolate 1/3 cup Shredded or Desiccated Coconut 1/3 – 1/2 cup Dried Cranberries Read more

DIY Retro Felt Christmas Ornaments

DIY Retro Felt Christmas Ornamentsfeatured

These retro inspired ornaments are a nifty addition to your Christmas décor! The colours and shapes are reminiscent of old glass baubles but without the fear of breaking them! You can make them from felt or any fabric scraps you have, in any colours you like! You’ll need… Templates (download here) Felt in whatever colours you Read more

DIY: Hanging Festive Pine Cones

DIY: Hanging Festive Pine Conesfeatured

We love a project that involves using anything natural! Flowers, branches, leaves…and the versatile pine cone. Good ol’ realiable pinecones can make anything look festive with the appropriate embellishment. So let’s get to it! You will need… Scissors A hot glue gun and glue Velvet ribbon (could use multiple colours) A few pretty pinecones Steps Read more