Soap Making: Galaxy Soap

How To Make Soap: Galaxy Soap Ingredients: *Pyrex Measuring Jug (500ml to 1 litre ones are the best); *Long handled spoon (do not use wood but stainless steel is best); *Thermometer (long ones used to check milk heat for coffee frothing  is perfect but not essential); *Food Coloring; *Aloe Vera Melt and Pour Base; *Glitter (make… Continue reading Soap Making: Galaxy Soap

Recipe: Lumberjack Cake

Lumberjack Cake Ingredients: 125g butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 195g chopped dates 2 medium granny smith apples (peeled & chopped) 2 teaspoons bi-carbonate soda 1 cup boiling water 1½ cups flour ½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder Frosting 60g butter ½ teaspoon vanilla essence ½ cup firmly packed brown… Continue reading Recipe: Lumberjack Cake

Recipe: Tina’s Half Moon Cookies (Greek Kourabiethes)

Tina’s Half Moon Cookies (Greek Kourabiethes) Ingredients: 250 grams butter softened at room temperature 2 ½ cups icing sugar 1 lemon OR orange rind grated finely 2 teaspoons of vanilla paste OR extract 1 egg which must be at room temperature and not cold 1 shot of brandy OR ouzo (for an extra kick but… Continue reading Recipe: Tina’s Half Moon Cookies (Greek Kourabiethes)

Recipes: Vegetarian Hot Chocolate (Lactose Free)

Vegetarian Hot Chocolate (Lactose Free) Ingredients: 20 grams dark chocolate 200 mils of almond, soy or rice milk 1 teaspoon honey Method: In a briki (or small saucepan) mix chocolate and milk and warm it on low heat whilst stir-ing. When all blended take off heat and add honey. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon or nutmeg.… Continue reading Recipes: Vegetarian Hot Chocolate (Lactose Free)

How To: Body Scrub

Body Scrub Ingredients: 1 cup raw sugar 2 tbsp sea salt 1 tsp vanilla essence 1/2 cup coconut or almond oil 10-20 drops of essential oil of preference 1. Mix all ingredients and place in a sealed container. Please note: Use just before a shower to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin.   ++++++++++++ Make sure you… Continue reading How To: Body Scrub

How To: Make a Terrarium

Terrarium for a friend with succulents: black prince, violet queen and zebra plants. A Terrarium is a miniature indoor garden contained within a clear container which has been around since the mid 1800’s. How to make a Terrarium Ingredients Any clear glass container: fish bowl, vase, jar (note: containers used with a glass cover need less… Continue reading How To: Make a Terrarium

Recipe: Tina’s Honey Mead Recipe

  Tina’s Honey Mead Recipe Ingredients: ¼ cup of vodka; 1 packet wine yeast (don’t use bread yeast); 1 kg of raw honey (don’t use processed honey); 3 teaspoons lemon zest; 3 cinnamon sticks; 3 cardamom pods; 3 cloves; Water; Stockpot; Strainer; Funnel; Large jug or bottles; and Bottles with lids Method: Sterilise stock pot… Continue reading Recipe: Tina’s Honey Mead Recipe