April 5, 2017

Salmon and Zucchini Noodles

 
I've been exploring my KitchenAid Artisan Mixer a lot lately.  Up until now I have only ever used it as a cake mixer (Ssshhh!  I knoooow!  So bad!) but these beautiful machines are actually capable of so so much more than mixing and with a few handy attachments you can do away with loads of your other bulky and cluttered kitchen equipment!  The first attachment that I've added to my stash is the KitchenAid Spiralizer which I used to make this delicious and very easy Salmon and Zucchini Noodle dish.

Easter Basket Fillers

 
Each year our Easter weekend coincides with the start of our school holidays.  As well as a little chocolate treat from the Easter Bunny, I like to give our girls a small basket of goodies to kick off the holidays.  Most of the items are practical things they actually needed anyway given under the guise of "Easter gifts" - winter sleepwear, socks and gumboots, with a couple of inexpensive treats thrown in as well.  Here are some of the cute things I came across which would make great gifts this Easter.

March 6, 2017

The Flying Without Fear

 
Hello.  My name is Penny and I am recovering from a fear of flying.

March 4, 2017

CocoChoc Smoothie


Y'all know that I love me a daily smoothie.  But I've never really dabbled with anything outside of the green variety.  Until now!  I don't mean to blow my own trumpet but this smoothie is 5 star, family approved, sensational!  I can only liken it to drinking an icy cold liquid chocolate lamington!  And it's 6 simple ingredients are all wholefoods which make this sweet treat actually good for you!  Sooooo good!  H2Coco's new COCOCHOC premium cocoa blend coconut water is the base liquid to this chocolatey goodness and is absolute delish!  Check out the recipe below.  Enjoy x
 

February 13, 2017

Girlie Pretty Party

 
Our little Maisie Boo turned 4 at the very beginning of January and we finally got round to celebrating her birthday in the second weekend of February.  I'm sure most December and January babies (I'm one too!) can relate to the agonizing wait as a kid for your birthday party until your friends are all back from their summer holidays.  Last year Maisie didn't even have a party - we took her to Rainbows End and told her that was her party.  She thought it was awesome!  No such luck this year - she completely understands about birthdays and she wanted her special day.  Fair enough too!  The theme was almost Doc McStuffins but she caught a glimpse inside my party supply cupboard and decided on a pretty party instead.

December 15, 2016

Christmas Charity Support 2016


Unsure what to give the person who has everything?  Want to give back this Christmas and make a contribution to society?  Or want to teach your children that Christmas is a time of giving?  Below are four charity organizations that have made their Christmas appeals known to me and I thought I would share with my lovely readers.

North Pole Breakfast 2016

 
Earlier in December we hosted our fourth annual North Pole Breakfast - the day our two Elf on the Shelf, Ice Cream and Snowflake, arrive from the North Pole and the start of our Christmas festivities.

December 5, 2016

Easy Summer Entertaining with Regal Salmon

 
The chaos of the festive season is upon us with endless (but oh-so-fun!) end of year lunches, drinks and catch ups.  If it's your turn to host, but you don't want to be slaving over a hot stove in the heat of summer, then this is the recipe for you!  Easy to prepare in advance in a "throw it all together kind of way", absolutely delicious, light for a hot summers day yet completely satisfying - this Regal Salmon Summer Salad is the one for you!