Some of my favourite things this month


1. Nursery art from The Animal Print Shop. A friend introduced me to this site recently and I am smitten! 2. Spotty giant round balloons from emerald + ella. I just love these new spotty additions to our balloon range. 3. Blue mason jar from emerald + ella. Doesn’t this look cute with a spring posy? 4. Red lipstick from Sportsgirl. They have such a great …

Lemon, orange and ricotta cake


Lots of my Instagram followers fancied the recipe for this yummy cake so here it is! It’s light, moist and lemony and would be great for an afternoon tea or baby shower. And the cake tastes even better the next day. Lemon, orange and ricotta cake (The recipe has been adapted from a version at Cakelets and Doilies)   120g butter, softened 1 1/3 cups caster …

Instagram dinners – Spiced lamb lettuce wraps


So I have another yummy instagram dinner for you – spiced lamb lettuce wraps. We make a lot of san choy bau-style lettuce wraps at home but I thought I would mix it up this time with some Middle Eastern flavours like cumin, pinenuts and pomegranate molasses. It’s a really tasty and healthy dinner and super quick to whip up. Spiced lamb lettuce wraps 2 …

Havana, Cuba part 1

Here are some pics from our holiday in Cuba. It’s a totally crazy and fascinating place to visit. The people are super friendly, there is live salsa music everywhere you turn and the $3 mojitos are a winner.  

Spring has officially sprung!


Spring has sprung, the grass is green, I wonder where the birds have been? Yay! Bring on longer days, shorter shorts, frolicking in the surf and drinking cider in the park. Aren’t these flowers absolutely stunning? Image from OnceWed.

Flavoured ice cubes


Spring is just around the corner! To celebrate I am sharing some sweet ideas for flavouring ice cubes. Imagine these floating in a frosty drink while you soak up some sun. Layered ice cubes from Oh Joy! Can’t you just imagine all the different combos you could do? Fruit ice cubes from SabrinaSue. So simple and you can use any seasonal fruit and herbs you …

Instagram dinners – Caponata baked eggs


Number two in my new series of Instagram dinners is this caponata baked eggs recipe. Basically it’s a big, rustic, one-pan of vegetable and eggy yumminess that probably should be for breakfast but is just as tasty in the evening. Caponata baked eggs 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium eggplant, chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons rosemary leaves 2 zucchini, chopped 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, …

6 fun things to do with your instagram pics


If you are anything like me you take a heap of photos and never do anything with them except share on social media or save to your computer. Well that might all have to change! After this trip to Cuba I am definitely going to try out one (or many!) of these great ideas. Little stickers from Printstagr.am. They do 252 stickers for $10 USD …

fusion dumplings #3 – Buffalo chicken dumplings


I have another wacky fusion recipe for you! This time it’s Asia meets America with a buffalo chicken dumpling. The dumplings are soft and a little sweet with a kick of chilli. Combined with the ranch-style dip, they make the perfect pre-dinner snack. Buffalo chicken dumplings 300g chicken thighs or tenderloins 1/4 cup chilli sauce (not an Asian-style one) 20g butter 1 clove garlic, crushed …