Category Archives: homemade

Frozen Yoghurt Cups

Perfect for the warm weather & a healthy alternative to sugar laden ice cream.

You will need:
2 cups fat free greek yoghurt- 
I used Chobani
2 tbs Natvia Natural Sweetener
1 cup Blueberries-
Or berries of your choice

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until the Blueberries & Natvia are thoroughly combined in the yoghurt.

Spoon the mixture into patty pans placed into a muffin tin. 
Add a few extra blueberries to the top if you like! 
Freeze overnight.
Perfect as a healthy, yet sweet treat!


Fruit Straps

Possibly the easiest healthy snack to make. You will need only TWO ingredients.

2 tbs honey
250g berries

Preheat a fan forced oven to 100 degrees.
Blend the ingredients to a smooth pulp.

Using a flat baking tray lined with baking paper, pour the mix onto the tray.

Smooth the mixture with a spatula so it is flat and even.

Bake in the oven for 3.5 hours or until the fruit is leathery.

Allow to cool with the oven off & door left open.

Once completely cool cut into strips, leaving the paper attached & store in an airtight container in the pantry.

 Make sure you have rolled the strips up so they don’t stick to each other when being stored.

Orange Curd

I have an abundance of oranges so decided to make some Orange Curd.
This is great as a filling for a sandwich, cake, on a scone or on some hot toast!
You will need:
2 egg yolks
2 whole eggs
80g Natvia For Baking
100g butter at room temperature
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tsp orange rind
Using a whisk combine all ingredients and mix well. Microwave for 10 minutes in a safe dish. Remove every minute and whisk, the mixture will begin to thicken.
While cooking the curd sterilise a couple of small jars in a pot of boiling water for 10 or so minutes. Make sure you remove them using clean metal tongs and dry using paper towel.
Bottle your thickened curd and seal. 
Refrigerate and use as you please.

Dashboard Cookies

It’s going to get to around 40 degrees celsius today but we still wanted to bake.

I tossed around no-bake ideas but we then decided to experiment with using the hot car as an oven. 
Guess what?! It worked!
You will need:
3/4 cup mixed grain cereal or muesli
1/2 cup wholemeal flour
1 egg
1 tablespoon honey
100g chocolate chips
2 tablespoons milk of your choice

Combine all ingredients until well mixed.
There are many substitutions in this recipe- swap out the chips for dried fruit, the flour for coconut flour or the milk for oat or almond milk. 
Place spoonfuls of the mix onto a tray with baking paper.
Any cookie recipe would work out in the heat. I just wanted a chunky, chocolate & nut cookie recipe.
Place on car dashboard checking every half hour, careful as the tray gets extremely hot! I left this outside in the sun for a total of 1 hour and 40 minutes.

The baking process is much longer than using a traditional oven, but is a great activity for children and hasn’t cost us anything in electricity.

As we normally would we placed the cookies on a wire rack to cook & then enjoyed. What a great result!

Duck Duck Mother Goose

Just like Coolstore Fresh, there’s history in small business, or history in the making for some…

Duck Duck Mother Goose

Here’s a rundown on these two beautiful ladies & their exciting idea that has now come to fruition.

Made in Mandurah, Western Australia. We use sustainable, locally grown produce and we create a scrumptious fine foods range of preserves.

From returning back to Western Australia after spending time living on the East Coast, we found ourselves getting frustrated by the limit of fresh, locally produced foods. And when you do come across local products, you pay for it!

So we put our thinking caps on, used our hospitality experience and started many food taste tests, and here we are. We have our own, affordable fine foods range.

We source locally grown produce to Western Australia and we turn that into our gorgeous (if we do say so ourselves) fine food range of jams, chutneys and relish. 

Our mission is to source all our fresh, in season produce direct from the farmer, however that takes time to establish contacts. So in the process, if it’s not from a farmer, our produce comes from your local backyard producer, or farmers market.

The ingredients of our products don’t consist of numbers but of words we can all understand, and the ingredients that we can find from all of our cupboards. 

That means:
No artificial colourings
No artificial flavourings
No added chemicals

And the name?

‘Duck Duck Mother Goose’ is the brain child of two gals. One’s nickname is Rubber Ducky (apparently when you tell her a really funny story she laughs like a quacking duck? hmmm) and the other is Mother Goose, a Chef by trade, when you do something wrong in the kitchen, she goes off like a goose. She’s also the wiser of the two, protective of her pond.]

Our product range is inspired from fond memories of our trips to our grandparents and the tasty treats they used to provide us.

For enquiries please contact us via email at