Day 207: Blast from the past

One of the first things I ever “cooked” was green cream mints, and when I saw them online this morning, I just had to revisit them.  They were awesome and transported me right back to my Mum’s kitchen. Fantastic!


Day 201: Birthday party

Today my eldest celebrated her 10th birthday with a few friends. They had a great time swimming in the pool, painting on canvas bags and generally being children. I made this super easy cake for her and I have to say it was a hit!

Day 185: Mini German Pancakes

Well… I decided to try something new today for breakfast. So Mini German Pancakes it was. These were easy to make, but I do have to say, I would class this as my second Pinterest failure. The first? Something nutella. Lol.

Anyways, they cooked up really well! I got 12 out of the batch and they rose spectacularly!! I was so excited! But, before I could get a picture, they deflated into what you see above.  *sigh* I don’t like failure. So guess what we are eating for breakfast tomorrow? With a lot less in each cupcake pan. They were decidedly stodgy! At leas the quick strawberry sauce I made tasted awesome!! 🙂

Day 180: Circles, circles everywhere..


I’ve been making circles for days now. Why? Well, Hubby and DD#1 are making jar after jar of jam/preserves. Why? To sell at the farmers market in a couple of weeks! So far they have made strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, mango, pineapple, blackberry, triple berry (strawberry, blackberry and raspberry) and finally hot pepper – it has habaneros in it!

Day 165: Hey Mum! I’m an artiste!

Everyone around here got into the spirit of Father’s Day… even the baby. This was her first, on purpose, painting experience and I have to say, aside from eating a little bit of the glitter paint, she did really well! I love how she posed for this picture… little ham!!

Day 159: First baking experience

Today I let DD#1 have her first solo baking experience. She chose to make Nutella cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream as her first item. The cupcakes turned out really well, and I was super impressed with her frosting skills!