in the kitchen

1 04, 2014

{DIY} decorative glass bottles

April 1st, 2014|Categories: crafts, diy|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

 I wanted to share this quick and easy little way to decorate those popular glass milk bottles {or mason jars with handles or anything glass really – let your creativity run wild!} with something we probably don’t think much of {except during back to school time where most of us probably really don’t like it} – contact paper.I shared this photo a couple of months ago of some back to school afternoon tea prep for my kids and so many of you asked where I got our apple milk bottles so I thought I’d […]

19 03, 2014

{recipe} honey and blueberry muffins

March 19th, 2014|Categories: recipes|Tags: , |0 Comments

One of my favourite things is a nice warm blueberry muffin for breakfast {with butter!}I whipped these up a little while ago and they’ve been baked at our house every week since. They’re delicate and delicious and not overly sweet and contain no refined sugar {unless you use brown sugar with the oats on top, though we sometimes use coconut sugar and it’s just as yummy!}Since they’re not too sweet you really get to appreciate the flavour of the blueberries. I’ve called them muffins but I make them in our mini loaf tin.I usually make […]

17 03, 2014

{review} new everyday cookbook for thermomix

March 17th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |3 Comments

If you have a thermomix and the old EDC then perhaps like I was you might be curious about the new version of the Everyday Cookbook.I needed a new spatula and when having a browse of the thermomix online store I noticed the new EDC was on special (until the end of March 2014 I believe) if you trade in / recycle your old book, so before I recycle mine I thought I’d share some of the differences I noticed and liked about the two versions. Firstly, it’s bigger. I like the new size. It is […]

20 01, 2014

{printable} Australia Day Toppers and Flags

January 20th, 2014|Categories: printables|Tags: , |0 Comments

G’day everyone!If you’ve been around a while you’ll recognise the koala printable toppers in red and blue, but since sharing those a few years ago I have been asked quite a few times if I’d consider a green and gold printable. As so many of you requested a green and gold version, here it is!! 🙂 

I used a circle scalloped punch to cut my toppers out but you could leave them square or just cut a circle – it’s up to you! I have used them just square as a topper for lollipops or as […]

16 12, 2013

{recipe} easy oreo truffle christmas pudding

December 16th, 2013|Categories: recipes|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Ok, so you’ve been meaning to try your hand at making oreo pops but you’re worried about how to keep them on a lollipop stick or how to dip them in the chocolate or about how they might be fiddly and complicated?? Well now is the time to try making oreo truffles! They’re oreo pops without the stick :o} And they are SUPER easy and quick and way too yummy – make sure you don’t have them around too long or they might not last until the party or get together you’re making them for!! {although […]

15 12, 2013

christmas popcorn

December 15th, 2013|Categories: recipes|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Hi lovelies!I shared a photo of our Christmas popcorn on facebook the other day and a few of you asked for the recipe so I thought I’d pop it up here.It’s not really a recipe! It’s so so easy 🙂 Just pop some plain popcorn and then lay it out on a baking tray lined with baking paperThen melt some chocolate – you can do white chocolate like I did or any other kind – here I shared a salted dark chocolate and nut popcorn we like to make!And then before the chocolate sets, sprinkle […]

25 11, 2013

{printable} Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar recipe and printable labels

November 25th, 2013|Categories: printables|Tags: , , |15 Comments

Hi everyone!I am so happy we’re back up and running and super happy to be sharing with you this printable – one of the most asked for printables on my blog since sharing this post years ago! So here are some Printable LABELS for the Christmas Cookie Mix Jars.Plus I’ve done the hard work for you and tested out a few jars and found one that fits well and is a little easier to find.

This makes such a cute gift and we often give it to our kids teachers {the ones we know who like […]

27 10, 2013

a little delightful fridge makeover + giveaway!

October 27th, 2013|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , , , , |78 Comments

This post is brought to you by Howards Storage WorldIt’s Spring! And like most people after a long cold cozy winter, I’m starting to get itchy to get into some spring cleaning!First stop in our house was the fridge. We have never really felt this fridge worked well for us, but it fits in the fridge recess in our kitchen which is an odd size so we just had to go with it. As you can see, I have tried to keep it organised, using baskets and such to help corral similar items. We also like […]

25 10, 2013

eye see you Halloween cookie pops

October 25th, 2013|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , |1 Comment

My kiddos have been asking for Oreo pops for a while now and to be honest it’s probable been a year or more since I have made them! I am going to make some pumpkin ones again for Halloween this year but I thought I would make these cookie pops up quickly today as an end of week after school treat for them. These are a little quicker than my Oreo pops and I can just make a few at a time instead of a whole batch.To make the cookie pops you will need:OreosWhite […]

7 05, 2013

Winter Warming Pot Roast

May 7th, 2013|Categories: recipes|Tags: , , , , |35 Comments

I used to cook in a cast iron french oven pot all the time. It was over 35 years old, bright bright orange and oh so heavy. I loved cooking in it and loved that it was a little piece of my husbands history. It had belonged to his mum and she had lovingly used it for a long long time, and then she gave it to him. I used it often and loved it. Loved the feel of it, loved how it cooked. But it was starting to see better days and after another […]