Backyard Brunching

With one more month of glorious Summer left, I want to get the most out of the BBQ before the cooler weather sets in… and following on from my previous ‘ode to the BBQ‘, I’ve got some brunch ideas for … Continue reading

Over Charcoal

With Australia day tomorrow, I thought I’d pay homage to the great Aussie tradition of BBQing with three courses of my favourite multicultural recipes to cook over the coals. Getting started I much prefer cooking over coals for that authentic, … Continue reading

Cloud9 Parties

Have you seen our newest party hire packages? Take a look at our easy to set up themed packages. Instead of using disposable items which create so much landfill, use our hire packages for an instant pop-up party. The Cloud9 … Continue reading

High Tea Styling Tips

A fancy high tea doesn’t have to mean complicated and fiddly. We have some quick tips on creating the perfect high tea table-scape. Try candles in soft, floral scents like jasmine and gardenia and pop them into simple glass jars. If … Continue reading

No-bake Biscuit Cake

After every Easter, I’m faced with a sight like this – many pieces of chocolate which we can’t possibly consume even as a family of four. So I’m starting a new post-Easter tradition: The No-Bake Biscuit Cake It is essentially condensing … Continue reading

BBQ Shanks

This Autumn, I’ve stumbled upon a pretty fab gadget to add to my BBQ toolkit. It is helping us get much more use out of our BBQ throughout the seasons – the Heat Beads® BBQ Chimney Booster. This gadget is very new to the market … Continue reading

The Edible Garden

Decided to get a little fancy for hosting cheese and wine night and serve up an edible Spring garden. The spread may look complicated, but it’s easier than you think to put together. The “Dirt” Melt good quality butter over low … Continue reading

Make your own chocolate treats

Last weekend, I went to The Sydney Chocolate School  with some girlfriends to attend their introductory course on hand tempering chocolate. It turns out, it’s pretty easy to do… and the end result is definitely worth the effort. First let … Continue reading

Afternoon Tea Entertaining

  Here are my top 5 tips on how to put some tea time charm back into your day. Whether you’re in warmer weather or indoors sheltered from a colder climate, good teas and coffees can adapt to the season by how … Continue reading

Handmade Ideas for Mum

If you want to give your mum a more personal gift this year, then why not try handmade. She’s bound to cherish the personal touch much more than a swift retail pick-up. So here’s our compilation of five super easy and … Continue reading