Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Banana Smoothie This is a great go-to breakfast, especially in Summer, quick easy, cool and frothy. Simply toss in the blender and then drink. I frosted my Mason jar to create some condensation. Ingredients: 250ml skinny or low fat (you could use soy or almond milk) 2 tablespoons of low-fat yoghurt 1 banana honey to…

In the Kitchen – making scones

A few weeks back I did a post with a scone recipe and the cooked scones, yummy with jam and cream (lactose free cream for me). So I was thinking when I made another batch that I should capture the creation and not just the end result. This time I tried with Gluten Free flour,…

Recipe for the Aussie Lamington

The Aussie Lamington Surely an Aussie styled cookbook could never be complete without a Lamington Recipe? There are two ways to make Lamingtons, the old fashioned way and the more time poor way. While the old fashioned way is arguably nicer, there is nothing wrong with the time poor way either. Something I used to…

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,…