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Homemade herb and garlic infused butter

Our beautiful herb garden has really taken off which means we have more herbs than we need right now. After some research I decided to harvest some of the coriander and some of the parsley to make our own infused oil and butter.

Garden fresh Coriander.

Garden fresh Parsley.

I whizzed the coriander up by itself and added it to half a batch of homemade butter. I then whizzed some Australian garlic up with the parsley.

I put some in an old baby food freezer tray with some quality olive oil.

The rest went into the remaining butter. I placed it on some plastic wrap and wrapped it up nice and tight to make a butter log.
It was delicious on fresh coriander.


Homemade Jersey Caramels

I found this recipe on Wholefood Simply. Please check out the Wholefood Simply blog for more awesome recipes, it is one of my favourite food blogs.

My kids love sweet treats but I am not keen on giving them lollies so when I found this Jersey Caramel recipe I had to try it.

Here is what you need:
2 cups of desiccated coconut
12 Medjool dates
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
A pinch of salt

Deseed the dates and put everything in your food processor. Turn on high and watch. After a while the dates and coconut will combine.

Once they are combined put them in a lined loaf pan (I used half of a brownie pan). Press down firmly on the mixture.

Place tray in the fridge until it is set. Cut into small, toddler bite sized pieces.

Enjoy 🙂

Homemade Kale Chips

Once upon a time the thought of Kale Chips would have sent me running.
Since becoming interested in healthy living, I have been obsessed with changing my life for the better and trying new foods. After I saw Kale in my local health food shop I have to admit I was intrigued. As you can probably guess, the minute I walked in the door I jumped on my iPad and spent the next 30 mins learning all about Kale and how I could use it.

Some time later, armed with knowledge, I found myself at my local Harris Farm staring at a bunch of organic Kale.


I couldn’t possible leave without buying it. When I got home I asked Marty whether he would prefer to drink or eat his Kale, he suggested making Kale chips. After a little more research, washing, drying, chopping, lightly coating it in olive oil and seasoning, I popped my first batch in the oven. Like with most batch baking, I burnt the first batch.

Then every batch after that turned out perfect and surprisingly super delicious.

Definitely worth trying 😉

I’m a Proud Friend – Trish’s 60km walk to help End Woman’s Cancer

My gorgeous friend lost her step mum to cancer. Obviously and understandably she is still so very sad. In her Step Mother’s honour she has pledged to walk a massive 60km to raise money for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

At Peter Mac they believe that “Nothing but the best is good enough for the treatment of cancer“. Peter Mac is a public hospital that is dedicated treating cancer patients, continual research and education.

I am extremely proud of my friend and as someone who has lost too many people, both young and old, to cancer I think it is a wonderful and worthwhile cause to support. 

If you could please take a moment to read Patricia’s pledge I would greatly appreciate it. I know it is early days yet but I imagine that everyone’s support would help in every step she takes towards her fundraising goal. I know that she is training hard to prepare herself for her massive 60km walk and I would love to see her reach her target. 60kms is a VERY long walk.

Thanks in advance