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Mojito Time

Mojito Recipe ITS A MOJITO KINDA DAY With the mint taking over the herb garden and the limes sitting idle on the tree its time to take action… Mojitos! I think if anything spells summer Mojitos do and today was a beautiful summers day. Its a simple mix of; 1 C Sugar Syrup 4 C White Rum 1/2 Cup Lime Juice 4 C Sparking water 1 C Fresh Mint leaves Ice Put all the ingredients into a drinks dispenser and
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The Christmas Table

The Christmas Table THE CHRISTMAS TABLE Thats it, 2016 Christmas Dinner done and dusted.  The weather was less than perfect but in the end does it matter?  A time for togetherness and belonging, family, food and fun. My son is off to Norway to study in a few days time and so my theme this year? Norwegian Peaks and Mountain Flowers (okay, I picked them on the roadside in my community but still…) The little mountain peaks are wooden Christmas Tree Decorations
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Sweet Nothings

bounty bar recipe SWEET NOTHINGS I really wanted to try this Bounty Bar Recipe. I really, really wish I hadn’t! The are so simple to make and totally delicious, and what better way to present them than on a marble tray with some summer roses that are in abundance in My Little House garden just at the moment Tempted? 2/3 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk 3 Cups Coconut 1/2 Cup Icing Sugar 250g Bar Chocolate  Mix together until sticky enough to form
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Styling 101 | Kitchens

Interior Styling | Kitchen STYLING 101 | KITCHENS I would love to be the owner of a home with 3.6m high ceilings, great feature windows with even greater architraves and original wooden flooring, but I’m not. We bought a tiny cottage and added (on a budget), added again (thankfully on a higher budget), but it’s still a fairly standard home, there are times when armed with my camera I wish it was bigger (or I was smaller) or that those windows weren’t
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A Quiet Night in

Styling | Cheese Platter A QUIET NIGHT IN For me, there is nothing better than returning home after a busy day and not having to go out again.  Yes I am a homebody; a quiet night in with some wine, some cheese and family in my little house, is as appealing as champagne on a yacht! And so this gorgeous concrete platter from Fume, with a little halloumi, a pile of homemade Paleo crackers and of course a little coffee table styling makes for
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Sweet like chocolate

Lifestyle | Chocolate treat SWEET LIKE CHOCOLATE There is nothing wrong with honey! I mean bees make the stuff for goodness sake. From the flowers to your table and nothing much in between. Chocolate, well there is quite a bit wrong with that, but not if you make it like this; 1/2 cup coconut oil 2 tbsp organic honey 1/4 cup cacao powder Melt everything gently in a saucepan whisking ingredients together.  Add a couple of tbsp of finely chopped nuts and/or dried fruit
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The Perfect Day

chocolate tripe layer peanut slice THE PERFECT DAY Every now and then you have the perfect day, right? Today was one for me. It started with a daily walk… and a little forage for my new vase… Then, a little work… styling up a bedroom space… Then, a little company for afternoon tea.  The problem these days is what to serve?  Almost everyone is sugar free.  But you have to love the internet because a quick search gave me this little gem… Chocolate
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Farewell Summer

farewell summer FAREWELL SUMMER At the close of every summer, someone in our community has a little party. It’s a tradition and this year I’ve taken on the challenge with an afternoon tea. I’ve cut the last of the roses and stuffed them in glass vessels with whatever else I can find in the garden. The season is changing and there is little colour left. I finally resort to the herb garden, and beyond – the roadside gives me classic daisies
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Its that time; feijoa time!

feijoas3 ITS THAT TIME; FEIJOA TIME Feijoas!  Those little oval green gems are usually in abundance about now.  We don’t have any trees at my little house but the area I live in believes in sharing their excess fare so I’ve picked up a bag which I am happy to enjoy with just a spoon as nature intended. They are not as big and perfect as those supermarket ones but they are organic!  I think I will be freezing some to use
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High Tea

high tea for mothers day HIGH TEA I love to plan a party.  Not a big one, just a gathering, to me it beats dining out where trying to talk to everyone is almost impossible.  No.  Leave the outings for couple-time and plan your gatherings at home. I’m not the most gifted of cooks but I can throw together some Scones with Jam and Cream and Club Sandwiches aren’t exactly difficult.  Coffee and Tea or perhaps a Gin and Tonic, either or, its a High Tea to be proud of.
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