Spicy chorizo and red kidney bean vegetable soup

It’s raining; it’s pouring…and I’m in the need of a one pot winter warmer to keep me going! This tasty soup certainly meets my needs; it includes a spicy chorizo sausage to warm me up, lots of fibre and protein and heaps of nutritious vegetables. It’s actually so thick, that you could even call it…

Pistachio cake with lime drizzle

I’ve just taken down the last of the limes from my lime tree; they were starting to fall off anyway! After giving away the majority of them, I decided it was time to try another lime cake recipe. Needless to say my husband was very happy to hear it; he LOVES limes! This recipe is definitely…

Soothing fizzy bath bombs

I love bath bombs from Lush; they smell divine, look spectacular and sooth your tired muscles! What’s not to love? My daughter’s especially love how they swirl and make the bath water sparkle and change colour. As a holiday project, we decided to try and make our own bath bombs, which are definitely a lot…

Is cinnamon babka really the ‘lesser babka’?

It’s a stormy rainy day and I’m in the mood for baking! There’s nothing quite like kneading beautiful silken yeast raised dough on a wintery day while wearing your pajamas. I obviously love the simple things in life!! Babka is a wonderful sweet bread filled with swirls of chocolate or cinnamon. It’s similar to brioche…

Unicorn Galaxy Glitter Slime

Are your children obsessed with slime? I know that mine are! So this school holidays, we decided to make our own glitter unicorn galaxy slime, or as my eldest daughter so eloquently called it; ‘unicorn poo’! She is such a delightful child… Slime is great for exploratory sensory play or as a scientific chemistry experiment…

An Eggcellent Easter Gift!

It’s so easy to make your own Easter gifts, especially when it involves chocolate! My girls decided they wanted to give homemade chocolate eggs this year, so I bought an egg mould; loads of chocolate and an assortment of lollies. Though instead of making whole eggs, we decided that a half egg filled with sweets…

Zesty lime and coconut slice

Our lime tree has flourished over the last few years, so much so, that I need to use my limes for something other than just gin and tonics…not that there’s anything wrong with that! This coconut and lime slice is a beautiful blend of sour and sweet but if you can’t get hold of limes;…

Chalk painting furniture…it’s not as easy as it looks!

I seem to see chalk painted furniture everywhere these days. It’s something I have wanted to try for a while and as I had a very tired old chest of drawers in my hallway that needed a bit of tender love and care, I hardly needed an excuse! Chalk paint is touted as being an…

Roasted pumpkin, spinach and feta quiche

This roasted pumpkin, spinach and feta quiche is a wonderful vegetarian dish that beautifully combines the sweetness of roasted pumpkin with salty feta. It’s perfect for a summer evening dinner served with salad and a glass of chilled Semillon Sauvignon Blanc. Ingredients 1 or 2 frozen puff pastry sheets 1/2 small pumpkin, chopped into small…

Pillow beds for little people 

My two girls love to lounge around the house reading books, on the iPad or watching movies; therefore these pillow beds are perfect lounging beds and as an added bonus keep the lounges free for the adults! Pillow beds are also great for sleepovers, nap times and even as a camping bed. Of course I…

Creamy Nutella liqueur – just in time for Christmas

Are you a fan of Nutella and vodka? Well have I got the liqueur recipe for you! It’s super easy to make which means you get to drink it in no time at all, and it also makes perfect gifts at Christmas for all your like minded Nutella and vodka friends!! This recipe was adapted…

The gingerbread house experiment

I absolutely love gingerbread as it includes all the delicious spices of Christmas and its smell revives happy childhood memories. Every Christmas I make a big batch of gingerbread biscuits to give as gifts, but this year I decided to think big and try to construct a gingerbread house, without having the required prerequisite engineering…