Thursday, June 30, 2011

Vintage Embroidery Patterns.... Continued!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Do You Ever...?

Do you ever find a really cool site that makes you think to yourself "Oh I just have to share this amazing new discovery with SOMEONE, anyone!" ?
Well I had one of those moments today.
Hence this blog post.
While looking around for new and unusual recipes I came across this site called Open Source Food.
It is great!
Everyone shares fantastic recipes that make me want to expand my cooking skills and really step outside my comfort zone.

Have you ever made Leek & Apple Soup?

Or Green Tea Tiramisu?

What about Chinese Chive Boxes?

Earl Grey Shortcake?

Of course there are a lot of other "normal" recipes on the site too.
I just love the variety and being able to read other food lovers reviews.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

In The Kitchen: Layered Cakes

Layered cakes.
Something I have always wanted to do but for some unknown reason I never have.
Of course I have a plethora or recipes I want to try....

The traditional chocolate layer cake

Step away from traditional (I always do!) and try this Blueberry and Orange Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Like berries? How about this Four Layer Cake With Raspberry Whipped Cream and Mixed Berries?

More berries?
Strawberry Jelly Cake With Raspberry Mousse

Of course there is this beautiful rainbow cake...

What about something really different?
A Malaysian Layer Cake...

Some new blogs I found today which will whet your appetite:
Whisk Kid (I had found her before but lost her along my blogging journey)
17 And Baking (She is amazingly talented!)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Give The Gift of Deliciousness

We all have people we know who are impossible to shop for.
But we all know these people have stomachs that might appreciate some tasty treats.
Here are some delicious gifts of the food kind.

Honey & Macadamia Nut Fudge

White Chocolate Mint Truffles

Vanilla Bean Liqueur


Butterscotch Brownies

Chocolate Truffles

Don't worry, there are plenty more to come.....

Sunday, June 26, 2011


This last week has tested my patience.
It has tested my ability to love.
The last few days have tested my temper.
These words calm me after a stormy week.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Time To Get Healthy

I know I put lots of deliciously unhealthy recipes on here.
But it's time for some still delicious recipes that are much better for us.
I recently stumbled upon a website which is amazing.
The food looks amazing.
It has all the nutritional values with each recipe. I love when websites do this as it takes out a lot of time consuming "put each ingredient into a generator to find results".
So here it is, the fabulous Teresa Cutter.

These are the top 6 recipes that caught my eye...

Baked Tuna Casserole

Spicy Red Tomato + Lentil Soup

Salmon Burgers

What I love the most is that she even has recipes for sweet things, but healthier versions.

Like this Lemon Yogurt Cake

Anzac Cookies

Chocolate Fudge Brownies

I can't wait to try them all!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Crochet the Cold Away

It's been a bit chilly the last few days.
Our unit is on the top floor.
Which means full sun all day.
Which means toasty warm inside.
Which also means the second you step out the door you freeze.
We have to remind ourselves that we need jumpers on.

Last Winter when it was cold I lit our fire, snuggled up in my thick woolies and crocheted to keep my hands warm.
If we had more space here I would be crocheting right now.
I found these patterns that I am trying to resist.

Gorgeous toddler leg warmers.

A cute dino hand puppet.

More dino love with this dino spike hat.

For many more free crochet patterns visit these sites:

DROPS Design

Caron International Yarn


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Making My Tummy Growl Today

Cookie, jam and chocolate all in one.....No wonder they are hearts, who could resist one of these Raspberry Jam Cookies?

Yummy looking Banana, Honey & Cinnamon muffins.

I have a weakness for pasta. This Mushroom, Herb and Spinach Fettuccine looks delicious!

I have almost a whole packet of smoked salmon in the fridge just waiting to be made into these Smoked Salmon and Zucchini Fritters

Another thing I have always wanted to try baking are melting moments.
These passionfruit ones look delicious!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I love this tree...

I want to make lots of these...

I love chandeliers...

What is this lighting design?

I love this cushion, and lamp. The colours, the textures...

This makes me think of crisp Winter days...

I love these jars...

I want a library of my own....If I had limitless money, I would own many more books.

And have a staircase like this...

Can I have this as my bedroom please? I love the window...

I need better looking storage...

Need somewhere to sit while your dough rises?

I would love this room for my little princess...

Just a little bit of panda...

I love strawberries...