Recipe: Orange and Cointreau Marmalade

Ingredients: 4 oranges 3 lemons juiced 1 liter purified water 1 kilo caster sugar 4 tbs Cointreau Method : Wash the oranges and juice them into a pot. Take out the seeds and put the pulp in a small muslin bag and place in pot. Shred the peel and add to pot. Add lemon juice… Continue reading Recipe: Orange and Cointreau Marmalade

Recipe: Berry Tea Cake

Berry Tea Cake Ingredients: 1 cup of mixed berries (fresh or frozen) 1 teaspoon cinnamon 250 grams of caster sugar 250 grams of butter 2 cups self-raising flour 3 eggs Icing sugar to dust Method: Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line a cake tin (spring-form types are the best for tea cakes). Separate 50… Continue reading Recipe: Berry Tea Cake

Recipes: Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken

Honey Garlic Mustard Chicken with Carrots  Ingredients: 500 grams Chicken (I used bone free thighs) 2 Carrots julienned 1 Brown Onion diced 1 lower half (white part) of a Leek diced 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard 2 tablespoons Honey 3 cloves Garlic crushed 1 small handful of Parsley chopped 100 mils of Cooking Cream Vegetable Oil spray Method Spray any… Continue reading Recipes: Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken

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

Recipes: May Wine

Spring Wine aka May Wine Ingredients: 1 bottle White Wine (I prefer Moscato but Riesling is traditionally used); 1 bottle Champagne (pink can make the beverage visually appealing); 3 grams fresh Woodruff herb or ½ cup dried Woodruff herb; Woodruff herb flowers for garnish; 1 punnet of fresh Strawberries sliced in half: and ½ dozen… Continue reading Recipes: May Wine

Recipe: Lavender Scones with Cardamom Cream

Lavender Scones with Cardamom Cream Ingredients for Lavender Scones: 2 cups self-raising flour 4 tbsp unsalted butter (or nuttelex or canola spread as substitutes) 1/4 cup sugar (1/2 tsp stevia powder as substitute) 2 tsp fresh lavender or 1 tsp dried culinary lavender, coarsely chopped 2/3 cup milk (or soy as substitute) plus extra for… Continue reading Recipe: Lavender Scones with Cardamom Cream

Soap Making: Melt & Pour Process

How To Make Soap: Melt and Pour Process Method 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); *Essential or Fragrant oils; *Melt and Pour… Continue reading Soap Making: Melt & Pour Process