Melbourne Cake Bake and Sweets Show

The exhibition centre is brimming with baked goods, lollies, sweets, chefs and cake decorating workshops, food, drinks and even a chocolate river this year.  I had visited the Cake, Bake and Sweets show last year and I was very overwhelmed with the array of delicacies, and samples- yes samples….samples…yes you can sample. My belly hated me,…

Gluten Free Vegan Lasagne

So as advised by my doctor I need to try going gluten free to see if this is the cause of my tummy troubles.  I’m always up for a challenge, plus it also means I can create and research recipes for my gluten free meals.   I wanted to make a dish that would serve…

Wholefood Merchants

Finally! Finally Wholefood Merchants has opened in Ferntree Gully.  I had heard rumours of a massive health food store opening on Burwood Highway & I’m really glad it’s come to fruition. This mammoth store is a much welcomed staple in the area.   The thing I find frustrating more than anything, is finding goods I want…

Gisborne Peak Winery

I was surprised with a Red Balloon voucher for my birthday to Gisborne Peak Winery. This gorgeous winery is located in the Macedon Ranges. Our voucher included a three course meal plus wine tasting and a bottle of Gisborne Peak’s wine.   When we arrived be began our wine tasting, Jake one of the lovely employee’s,…

Bloggers United Australia- Halloween Exchange

Slowly Halloween is becoming a ‘thing’ here in Australia.  There are costumes in the stores, specialised lollies are strewn throughout the supermarkets, with their scary packaging, lined up next to pumpkin pails, ready to collect all that sugar goodness. It’s no Hocus Pocus yet, but we’re getting there… As a bit of fun, and a way…

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Slice

I love cheesecakes, not baked cheesecakes though.  There’s something about the taste of a baked cheesecake that annoys me, kinda like trying to fix something that isn’t broken.  Don’t change a good thing. Blueberries were ridiculously cheap this week so after eating my weight in them I was still left with four punnets. Cheesecake time!!!!…

Making Sauerkraut

So my local orchard Bushy Park had a special on their cabbage, so I picked up two massive ones for $2. My mum was planning on making coleslaw and a batch of Beef Chow Mein with some of the cabbage and I wanted to give making Sauerkraut a go. Have you made Sauerkraut before? It’s literally salt,…

Zucchini Bread

If you can make carrot cake then why not Zucchini cake? I didn’t go with a cream cheese frosting as I wanted to make this more of a breakfast loaf with a hint of sweetness. I love zucchini in most things, raw in salads, cooked and now as a sweet loaf. You will need 2…

Cough Lollies

It’s been a terrible year for coughs in my household.  Continuous, deep, barky coughs. I was given this cough drop recipe from a friend and it was fun and easy to make and worked wonders in settling and calming our coughs. Easy Peasy! Taste great! Soothe the throat & calm the cough You will need:…

Bath Bombs

These are a great idea for kids, especially as it’s school holidays. You can add whatever scent you like and even add potpourri or your own dried petals for extra effect. You will need: 100g Baking Soda 50g Corn Starch 50g Citric Acid 50g Epsom Salt 2 tbs Water 1 tbs Essential Oil 1 tsp…

Coconut Revolution

Have you ever thought about how easy it is to incorporate Coconut Oil into your daily routines? Coconut Oils can be used for the inside and out side health and wellbeing.   I just love the Coconut Revolution range! There are some gorgeous rich, glossy oils that are ideal for cooking and also a range…

Crunchy Polenta Fingers- Chris’ Dips

I love snacking, and I’m always trying to come up with quick and easy foods to create. Especially vegan and vegetarian dishes that are portable and easy to eat on the run. Polenta is such a versatile food which can be made sweet or savoury.  It can be used to make ‘fries’ or sweetened to…