Smoky peach mustard


To follow on from my previous teaser of Made From Scratch, I am sharing a few more tasty pics and also my recipe for Smoky Peach Mustard. Have you ever made your own mustard? It’s surprisingly easy and this one is perfect for all your summer barbecues. Smoky peach mustard

DIY abstract trinket dish


These sweet trinket dishes are made from kraft box lids, can you believe it? And don’t worry, I have a post coming up soon with a use for the kraft boxes as there is no wastage around here! All you need is some enamel paint in your fave colours and you will have yourself a pretty dish to hold your rings, earrings and bracelets in …

Rosy summer fruit pot pies


I love that the Australian-grown stone fruit is already arriving in shops, it really feels like summer is just around the corner. And after spying a heap of white peaches this week, I was inspired to make these rose-scented pot pies filled with peaches and strawberries, topped with vanilla-y ricotta. The pies are sweet, fruity and and ever-so-lightly perfumed with rosewater. And lower in fat than your …

emerald + ella blog – the app!!


Oh my goodness this is just such exciting news that I have to share today! The emerald + ella blog is now available in app form!! It has a beautiful simple layout and delivers fresh recipe and craft posts direct to your phone or iPad. Woot woot! You can download it for free in the App Store here. Let me know what you think! Fancy …

Pear, sultana and oat balls


Okay okay so I seem to be posting a few baby-friendly recipes even though I promised it wouldn’t become a baby blog!! And, it’s not, I swear. It’s just that I have been testing all sorts of yummy things for Australian Women’s Weekly recently and have had no time for adult cooking at home. But there will be plenty more grown-up food coming soon.

DIY marble vases


Um can I just say, how pretty are these??? These sweet marble vases (or you could do jugs, mugs and other vessels) are easy to make and don’t even require a trip to the hardware or craft store! Just grab some simple white vessels, cheapie nail polish and few other things from around the house and you are good to go!

Carrot cake jam and a cookbook teaser


Yay! Another delivery from Australian Women’s Weekly Cookbooks with a book I worked on last year. This one is called Made From Scratch and it features trusted recipes to make basic foods that you may not have thought to make before, such as your own fresh cheeses, butter, breads, smoked and salted goods as well as condiments. As always this book is beautifully styled and is …

DIY button pins


I think this might be my most simple, yet cute, craft post to date! Button thumb tacks! Why didn’t I think of it before?! Imagine the colour possibilities! Natural wood buttons, shiny gold buttons, a mix of eclectic vintage buttons…… So grab your glue gun and put those spare buttons to work! For the full tutorial, check out my guest post over at Polka Dot Bride. …