Spicy tomato + mango chutney

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Okay, okay, I know I haven’t posted in many a moon and I’m not sure when I will be back on a regular basis yet but hey, I’m here now so that’s good right? Last month I did my annual trip to Sydney Produce Markets to join the crazy hustle bustle and pick up enormous boxes of tomatoes and chillies and onions etc. And from these …






Sweet pumpkin and zucchini loaf

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Is this the month of brown food on the blog?! Sorry about that but I seem to have been doing a lot of bronzed baking recently. It’s all still jam-packed with flavour and nutrition though! This super moist vege-based bread is perfect for little and big kids alike. It makes a great breakfast (cake is ok for breakfast isn’t it?!) or snack at any time. It’s not …






Cake smash shoot

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At the end of last year, my lovely girlfriend Poppy took these gorgeous cake smash snaps of #littlehowie just before he turned 1. Isn’t she clever?! For the cake smash, I made a simple butter cake and layered it with whipped cream and berries. And of course it was proudly displayed on a 20cm white emerald + ella cake stand. Max was not interested in …






Banana, nut butter and cacao muffins

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These nutty banana muffins AKA baby hipster muffins are full of healthy superfoods and fats, perfect for little (or big!) growing people. Max (#littlehowie) is now 14 months and needs more than just a handful of strawberries for morning tea these days so these muffins make the perfect little lunch snack. I realise the recipe makes 9 which seems a silly amount but you could easily pile …






Crunchy flax and chia seed crackers

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These crunchy, superfood-packed crackers are just awesome because they use up all that flax seed that comes in the giant packets. Have you ever noticed that? Why do they come in such big bags?! You generally use a very small amount in a recipe and then have all these seeds hanging around. Anywho, that’s not the only reason they are great, they are tastier than …






Hanging paper vases

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So you know how I promised to use up those kraft boxes in this post? Well here we go! These sweet hanging vases are covered with rippled paper to make them look sculptural. They hold light plants like succulents or airplants, or pop in a small plastic cup with water and you can fill them with flowers and leaves. You can cover them in newspaper, old …






DIY ring cones

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I love love love how simple this tutorial is, yet super practical! It was inspired by these fancy ceramic Anthropologie ring cones, but instead of shelling out $38 you can now make them at home with a few supplies from the craft store, for a fraction of the cost. As always, use your favourite colours and patterns to customise the cones. And if you are being …






New two tone and rose gold cake stands

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I am so excited about this beautiful cake stand delivery this week! The lovely Tony had a few hiccups with his truck but he finally got these long-awaited stands to me and I couldn’t wait to shoot them and share. How pretty is the rose gold? Oh and the mint and teal? Or the pink and purple?! Gosh, I just love them all and I hope …






Cupid’s arrow cupcake toppers

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These simple cupid cupcake toppers are so sweet for Valentine’s Day. Once made, you can re-use the feathered toothpicks for all sorts of things like finger sandwiches and cheese cubes 😉 . If your loved one isn’t a fan of cupcakes, these toppers would look equally as good on doughnuts, pies or even perched on his beer glass! Pink cake stand from the emerald + …