How to Make Vanilla Extract

how to make vanilla extract

2 ingredients, 2 minutes to prepare and 2-4 weeks to let the magic happen – learn how to make vanilla extract at home! (This post has been updated with new photos as of December 2016) Vanilla extract features in so many recipes and for good reason – it has an incredible flavour and complements otherRead more

Easy 4 ingredient Nutella and White Chocolate Cookies

Nutella and White Chocolate Cookies

I was in the supermarket about to put some peanut butter into my shopping basket when I saw a giant jar of Nutella staring at me. Sold! Without any convincing, I put it into my basket and began planning a way I could use it (other than eating it straight from the jar of course).Read more

Chocolate Lamingtons with Raspberry Cream Filling

Chocolate Lamington with Raspberry Cream Filling

My-oh-my, these chocolate lamingtons are seriously addictive and if you’ve been searching for a true, classic New Zealand cake, then this is it. Kiwis (as well as a lot of Australian’s) have been serving these chocolate-coconut treats at parties, gatherings, cake stalls, fundraisers (you name it) for years and every Kiwi needs to have thisRead more

Food Foraging and Rose Hip Tea

  I have fond memories foraging through the paddocks of our family farm with my grandad looking for mushrooms. I never really knew a good mushroom from a bad one, but I treasured the time with my grandad nevertheless. When Kevin and I moved to Brno, we moved right in the middle of Houbaření (the mushroomRead more

Spiced Pumpkin Bread with Crumble Topping

Spiced Pumpkin Bread with Crumble Topping

Let me introduce you to the most tender, moist and flavour rich spiced pumpkin bread that you may ever come across. I’m quite serious. This spiced pumpkin bread is so delicious that you’ll want to eat the whole loaf in one sitting (I nearly did). When you take a bite of this sweet pumpkin bread,Read more

Creamy Mushroom and Roasted Pumpkin Curry

Creamy Mushroom and Roasted Pumpkin Curry

Despite what it may seem, I don’t survive on sugary foods alone (as much as I would like to) and just to prove it, I thought I’d share this creamy mushroom and roasted pumpkin curry recipe with you – because it tasted too good not to. I find nothing more comforting than a bowl ofRead more

How to make cafe-style muffins

   To me the perfect muffin is the one that looks like looks like it’s wearing a Mexican hat with a rounded top. It’s the kind you draw when your doodling (or is that just what I do?) and it’s the kind that can be hard to achieve until you have some ‘know-how’. Do youRead more

Czech Baking Ingredients

Perhaps not so surprisingly, baking ingredients was the first thing on my shopping list when it was time to go to the supermarket for the first time after moving to Brno. It was then that I realised I was going to have to learn some new Czech baking ingredient vocabulary pronto. There seemed to beRead more