Celebrate …just because!

Celebrate - Just because -book cover

I absolutely love any opportunity to celebrate! Last weekend, we did just that, with the help of a book that a very good friend of mine has just published. This isn't just an ordinary book... so I had to share it with you!  It is all about creating …  [Continue Reading…]

Quark or Philly Caramelised Leek Dip

Domestic Diva: Caramelised Leek Dip

After a recent trip to the markets, my husband, Jimmy and sister-in-law returned home with some locally made quark cheese.  Knowing quark is suitable for the failsafe diet (if you can have dairy) we had always wanted to try it on the kids to see they …  [Continue Reading…]

Pear and Red Quinoa Salad with Maple Dressing

Domestic Diva: Pear & Red Quinoa Salad with Maple Dressing

 I have developed a love for quinoa. It has been called the latest superfood, and I love to try to get more nutrition into my kids any way I can without them even knowing it. Red quinoa looks so pretty cooked and made me think of Christmas. With our …  [Continue Reading…]

Egg Flip & Irish Whiskey Egg Flip

Domestic Diva: Egg-flip

I had a flash back this week of my mum making my brother and I egg flips as we were growing up. It was a wonderful memory and I can remember them being a filling drink to have after a big day at school. I have now introduced them to my family and it …  [Continue Reading…]

Creamy Garlic Chicken and Seafood Pizza

Domestic Diva: Creamy Garlic Chicken and Seafood Pizza

Pizza is an all time favourite at our place. It becomes a family activity, everyone rolls out their own base and puts their pizza toppings on. It's a fun way to get the kids in the kitchen and they can't blame me for how it turns out since they made …  [Continue Reading…]

Chicken Drumsticks with Pear and Celery Marinade – Thermomix

Domestic Diva - Chicken Drumsticks with Pear and Celery Marinade -Thermomix

While flicking through my Thermomix cook books for inspiration, I discovered that the Chicken Cacciatore recipe in the Meat on the Menu cookbook cooked the chicken drumsticks in the Thermomix bowl! I was fascinated, surly they would be ripped to …  [Continue Reading…]

Roasted Pear, Chilli and Saffron Jam

Domestic Diva: Roasted Pear, Chilli and Saffron Jam

I wanted to make my husband something special for breakfast on Father's day. His most favourite thing to eat is chilli, the hotter the better... mmmm so maybe I had ulterior motives, because I also wanted it to be something that master 10 and I could …  [Continue Reading…]

Failsafe Chinese Dumplings and Chive Pancakes with Dipping Sauce

Domestic Diva: Failsafe Chinese Dumplings

Dumplings were another dish that we sampled regularly while travelling in China. There was nothing like buying them straight from the street markets, the tastes and smells were an amazing experience. The locals were so quick to make them, it was like …  [Continue Reading…]

Princess Ikea Kura Bed Makeover

Domestic Diva: Princess Ikea Kura Bed Makeover

I know it's not food related... but I have another little DIY project I want to share... When my youngest was old enough to move out of a toddler bed, I started searching for a suitable bed that both my girls could share. Most bunk beds scare me with …  [Continue Reading…]

Jelly Cups

Domestic Diva: Jelly Cups

What is it about jelly that kids love? Fun food, it wobbles, looks funny and brings a smile to any face. I keep getting requests to make jelly.   For some reason I have always put making jelly in the too hard basket, why I have not idea... it's so …  [Continue Reading…]