Poached Pears with Vanilla Beans recipe

Poached Pears with Vanilla Beans There are so many variations for poached pears, from Kid Friendly to over the top Indulgent Adult Only pure decadence. It can be a good healthy snack or served with breakfast or of course as a dessert. My receipt below is kid-friendly, but feel free to create your own masterpiece….

Homemade Gnocchi recipe

Home Made Gnocchi This is a favourite in my house, with fresh tomato and basil sauce, filling but still light, warming in winter and fresh enough as a Summer meal as well. Mix it up and use Sweet Potato, or Pumpkin, or a mix of all three, great with a Parmesan and basil pesto too….

Sunday morning pancakes

Lazy Sunday Mornings, where the whole world is open to possibilities, I always used to love to get up and make Pancakes, when the kids were little. Fresh squeezed orange juice and pancakes, sometimes, blueberry or banana or even chocolate chip, drizzled with maple syrup or good old fashioned honey and some lovely fresh fruit,…

Scone recipe

I adore a lovely, light fluffy scone with some fresh jam and cream…so easy, yet so sweet. Scone Recipe Ingredients 2 1/2 Cups of self-raising flour 1/4 teaspoon Bicarb Soda 45g butter pinch of salt 1 cup of milk Preheat oven to 230oC Method Sieve flour, bicarb soda and salt into a bowl. added melted…

Stone fruits – plum jam recipe

Summer Stone Fruit In Australia, we know it is definitely Summer when Stone Fruit start coming into season; apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums, real favourites in my household. The first house my Husband and I lived in when our daughters were small, had a plum tree. So many plums, the kids ate them straight off the…

My Creative Journey – Final Note

To Finish Off… This short course was a dream come true for me, I adore teaching and inspiring others and I have wanted to create something like this Class, this Group for a while. I wanted to see if A/ I could do it B/ If people would join and keep at it C/ If…

My Creative Journey – Week 12

It’s kind of sad here right at the end of the original class I have had to change the name, was My Sunday Stills now My Creative Still Life Journey. Hello, Well now, twelve weeks, Congratulations! What have you learnt? How much have you grown, as a photographer, a stylist, a creative? What has been your…

Food Photography – Rustic Bruschetta

I thought I would share a fabulous Summer brunch recipe – One recently I decided as it was just me home for lunch, I would buy some fresh crusty bread and make bruschetta and then, I thought I would photograph it all. That took longer to photograph it all than making it and eating it,…

Lactose Free Blueberry Muffins

I adore fresh warm Muffins, especially Blueberry, or Apple and Cinnamon, so I thought I would share a recipe and some images taken over the holidays… Lactose Free Blueberry Muffins Ingredients 1 3⁄4cups flour (could be Gluten Free) 1⁄4 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 3⁄4 cup blueberries 1 egg (Or egg substitute) 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1⁄2 cup lactose-free milk 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon sugar – either…

My Creative Journey – Week 11

Hello, Last week back we started looking at back-lighting….This week…we’re going a little deeper … shooting straight into the light…Some think it is super hard, but with a little know-how, and practise it is very rewarding, that soft dreamy backlight, I use it on still life, but also with portraits! Look into the light… Oh C’mon I had…

Food Photography – Macarons

Sadly I do not eat Macarons, I do not tolerate eggs very well, and meringue…is basically egg! I do however adore the look of them, they are gluten-free, so my hubby and kids enjoy munching on them. I do NOT however easy they claim BAKE macarons. IF…you are feeling up to the challenge, I have…

Live, Laugh, Share and Create Workshop #2

Last week I shared a post about my first My Creative Journey get together, Live, Laugh, Share & Create, this weekend just gone was the second, due to various reason we had a few dropped out and there was just three of us, Lisa and Sue have both shot with me before, so we decided…