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 194: Sammy’s Jams

Today was a big day for DD#1 and Hubby! They went to the Hernando Farmer’s Market for the first time and officially launched Sammy’s Jams. They did so well, and have a total of 12 flavours 🙂 Including a fantastic sweet and sour pepper jam – it tastes fantastic on hot dogs 🙂 Just my opinion 🙂

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 181: 9 different flavors baby!


For now, we are done. We still have to finish the labels, but Sammy’s Jams should be at the farmers market in two weeks. So proud of my hubby and DD#1. They’ve worked hard! 116 jars of fruit jelly – not counting the sample jars. Rock on!

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!