November 1, 2014

Cherry Delights



Bliss Balls are the new treat so I have been creating a few over the last couple of weeks during recipe testing.

My Cherry Delights recipe is for the Thermomix but if you don't have a thermomix you can easily make these without one

Cherry Delights

Ingredients

100 grams Glacé Cherries
100 grams Chocolate Chips
35 grams Organic Shredded Coconut

Method

1. Place Shredded Coconut in the Thermomix Bowl and blitz on Speed 7 for 15 seconds and place in a bowl to the side.
2. Place Chocolate Chips into the bowl and crush for 10 seconds on Speed 6 - the chocolate does not need to be completely crushed 
3. Add Glacé Cherries and 20 grams on the coconut and blitz on Speed 4 for 10 seconds

4. Roll mixture into small balls and roll into the left over milled coconut 
7. Ready to Enjoy

Makes 12 Cherry Delight Balls



October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween brought to you by Cadbury Favourites



Please note I was gifted this box of Trick or Treat Favourites and was not obliged to do a post but who could resist!

Halloween is here and each year it is getting bigger and better in Australia, communities have started traditions and it is acceptable for trick or treaters to knock on doors in their local areas.

This year I haven't been as prepared as I would have liked for the trick or treaters but thanks to Cadbury and their Trick or Treat range I am ready with my treat bowl for our little trick or treaters 

Cadbury Favourites have released a limited edition jumbo Halloween Box, filled to the brim with all your favourite favourites and a variety ready for any ghoul to knock on your door.

The limited edition boxes are available exclusively in Big W for $30.00 (RRP) and they will be ghosting their way through checkouts today ready for tonight

If you are lucky enough to reside in Sydney one house is being transformed into a full house of treats in Randwick - there is more information on the Cadbury Dairy Milk Facebook Page

No matter which mystical creature or disney princess knocks on your door tonight you are bound to been the favourite in the neighbourhood after offering Cadbury Favourites!

Will you Trick or Treat? 

What is your favourite favourite? 

October 24, 2014

Creating Goals Workshop with Kikki K



Everyone has goals but do we pick goals and forget of choose goals so far away from the realistic nature and they become unattainable or overwhelming that we give up and continue as usual.

I have so many goals in my head that I constantly wish and hope will come true but in reality I don't put measures or actions into play to make my goal a reality

When I found out Kikki K were doing a goals workshop I knew I had to be there and work out how to document my goals and not become overwhelmed.

Our Workshop leader was Tammi who is just gorgeous and such an inspirsteing lady who I would lob to hear more about her adventures. She discussed the importance of setting goals and using the SMART goals acronym to make our goals reachable


SMART goals are used in a lot of learning so it does make sense to apply this to your goals

Specific - be specific with your goal and timeframe 
Measurable - ensure your goal can be measured whether in time frame or activity
Attainable - be realistic, don't set goals that you won't be able to attain
Relevant - make sure your goal is relevant to you and what you believe
Time - set a timeframe but also be realistic in your timing

During the session we wrote down where we want to be in 3 years time - I have one goal I would like to definitely be doing in 3 years time but I will keep that for another post with how to write a letter to your future self

Keypoints I learnt during the Goals Workshop

- Keep your goals present tense
- Set yourself mini goals in a life changing goal
- There are no right or wrong goals

I believe regardless of success you can fail a few times for each goal, just try a different way to obtain your goal

Can not wait to share some progress with my goals I have set for myself?

Do you have a hint to keep your goals on track? 

October 23, 2014

Mushroom and Pancetta Potato Bake


Potato Bake is a great accompany to any warm dinner but most people shy away from making it as it is too hard to make - but today I am sharing a 6 ingredient potato bake that is bound to make your life easy in the kitchen

Mushroom and Pancetta Potato Bake 

Ingredients

4 x potatoes
100 grams hot pancetta
100 grams button mushroom
1 x brown onion
1 Cup Pure Cream
Mozzarella Cheese

Method

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees
2. Finely slice onion, button mushrooms and pancetta and add to a fry pan and cook for 4-6 minutes on medium heat - stirring occasionally.
3. Whist your mixture is cooking peel and finely slice 4 potatoes and place into a baking tray 
4. Place mixture, cream and a small handful of cheese over the potatoes and use a spoon to cover all potatoes.
5. Cover baking tray with foil and place in the oven for 40 minutes
6. After 40 minutes remove the foil and cover the top of the potato bake with mozzarella cheese and place back in the oven for 15 minutes 

Serves 4-6

Do you make potato bake for your family?



October 22, 2014

Book Review - The Intern by Gabrielle Tozer



I have always had the idea that being an intern would be a fabulous job especially at a magazine publisher or in my dream world a book publisher! So I knew debut novel, The Intern, by Gabrielle Tozer will be a must read.

There are always different perceptions of being a intern, the glitz and glamour compared to collecting lunch and coffees for the senior team. Josie Browning has been offered an internship at the high end magazine, Sash, must to her younger sisters dismay and embarrassment. Josie is academic and not engrossed with the magazine commitments unlike her sister, she will need to jump out of her comfort zone. 

Her sister, Kat, takes her shopping after saying none of her existing wardrobe will suit. Out of her comfort zone Josie struggles with the high heeled shoes but is determined, until she falls in some juice and stains her new dress and now even more determined to not give up.

Arriving for her internship Josie realises there are two other interns working with her for the next 12 weeks and the editor-in-chief Rae Swanson has offered the girls an incentive for the girls over the next 12 weeks - the best intern will receive $5,000 from a magazine sponsor and also a column in Sash, Josie could not believe how much $5,000 could change her families life at the moment.

Josie was going to succeed regardless of the outcome but with more incentive she will putting her all into this internship, but will it work out as smoothly for Josie as she hoped? 

I loved The Intern, it only took me a few hours to read this book as I needed to find out what happened to Josie and would she love a career in magazine publishing rather than newspaper.

The Intern is Gabrielle Tozer's debut novel 

Can not wait to see what Gabrielle releases next! 

Have you ever completed an Internship? 

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