Recipe: Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake Ingredients: 250g self-raising flour ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 270g brown sugar 440g can crushed pineapple, drained 50g desiccated coconut 2 ripe bananas ½ cup chopped walnuts 2 eggs, lightly beaten 250ml sunflower oil Cream cheese frosting 100g cream cheese 50g unsalted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 225g icing sugar mixture ½ cup finely chopped walnuts,… Continue reading Recipe: Hummingbird Cake

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

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

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

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

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