HERE’S TO A HAPPY NEW YEAR! (my annual visualisation mood board)

My New Year’s Eve wouldn’t be complete without the creation of my annual visualisation mood board! It is the perfect way for a “visual person”, such as myself, to set a positive intention for the coming year! And it works.     You can easily create your own using images sourced online** and a page layout program […]

SWEDISH (NO)MEATBALLS (a vegan version of the Swedish favourite)

Famously, Sweden has a long tradition of meat, seafood and dairy-rich cuisine. Its inhabitants, however, seem to be increasingly more interested in plant-based eating. My newly-vegan husband- who was raised on köttbullar (Swedish meatballs), sill (pickled herring) & kilos of cheese- is a testament to this trend. On our first study “date” during our university days in Australia, […]

A VEGAN, SUGAR-FREE TAKE ON SWEDISH CARAMEL COOKIES

A while back I wrote a very short, sharp update about my adventures in pastry school. Unfortunately, time ran away from me and I have yet to go into further detail about my classes and what I learned during my diploma course. One thing that was covered quickly was the traditional Swedish kolasnitt (or caramel cookie), […]

SIMPLE LAVENDER SALT SCRUB (a quick, thrifty and beautiful homemade spa-in-a-jar gift)

Allow me to jump right in and begin this post by stating that this scrub works. It really works. Not only will it leave your skin cleansed and moisturised, but you will smell gorgeous too (if lavender is your thing, as it is mine). Moreover, it is inexpensive to make, simple to prepare (my toddlers helped me […]

I QUIT SUGAR… AGAIN! (IQS 8-Week Program, weeks 3 – 8 in review)

Hello friends! I have been meaning to post a review of my last round of the IQS 8-Week Program for a couple of weeks now, so before this truly becomes “old news”, let’s get right down to the nuts and bolts of it, shall we? WHAT I ATE   Week 3 kicked off and, despite being at the […]

A LITTLE CHRISTMAS COMPETITION (+ many thanks and lots of love)

*This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your interest!* The winner, as determined by “hat draw”, was Gallivanta of silkannthreades and her post featuring her Mio Mojo bags can be found here: https://silkannthreades.wordpress.com/2015/01/14/5859/ ‘Tis the season to give back*. That’s what I think, anyway! And I am so incredibly grateful for the support I have had […]

ROSEMARY-INFUSED SEA SALT (a perfect pantry staple or homemade gift)

This was the salt that I used to season my “epic” (to pinch a Daniel Churchill term) Crisp(ier) Sweet Potato Fries the other day. The lovely, subtle rosemary taste/aroma makes this salt a versatile pantry staple or, prettily packaged in cute glass containers, an ideal party favour/hostess gift/homemade Christmas gift; an aromatic salt that can be used for […]