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Welcome to my Blog! Here is where I create beautiful handmade gifts, talk about natural ways to do things and in general...a place of love, joy and home!
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These gorgeous Black Currents were picked from our good friend’s garden. I was so excited to make this versatile jam/preserve. Enjoy with cheese, on buttered toast or with cream on a Pavlova. You can also use it in a tart. So easy and delicious! Gift or enjoy! A ‘must have’ […]

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Homemade Marshmallows are the perfect holiday gift to gift during the holiday season. Ingredients (Makes a 10 inch square) 3 Tbsp powdered Gelatine 6 tbsp water for blooming Syrup   2½ cups Castor sugar 1 tbsp Glucose syrup ¾ cup water Flavour 4 tsp of instant coffee mixed in 1 tbsp […]

Salted Caramel sauce

This Salted Caramel sauce is sweet, salty and buttery….all at the same time! It is the perfect gift to gift during the holiday season. This sauce is so delicious and super easy to make. No need for a candy thermometer. It makes such a beautiful gift! Have is […]

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Homemade Marshmallows are the perfect holiday gift to gift during the holiday season. Ingredients (Makes a 10 inch square) 3 Tbsp powdered Gelatine 6 tbsp water for blooming Syrup   2½ cups Castor sugar 1 tbsp Glucose syrup ¾ cup water Flavour 3 tsp of Raspberry Flavour 1 tsp of […]

Homemade-Limoncello

Homemade Limoncello is the perfect gift to gift during the holiday season.  My trees are bursting with gorgeous orbs of sunshine at the moment and this is a great way to put my plentiful harvest to great use. I absolutely love giving handmade gifts at every occasion. Ingredients 6 […]

polvorones

Polvorones are little melt-in-your-mouth Shortbread cookies that are made with crushed nuts and coated with powdered sugar. They also have a hint of Cinnamon. I first tasted this heavenly biscuit when we were on holiday in Los Angeles, California and we were eating at a Mexican restaurant called […]

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Colloidal Silver is silver suspended in droplet form, in distilled water. It is called a suspension of silver particles, in a liquid medium. It is used as a herbicide, which effectively eliminates bacteria as well as viruses. This article is about its side effects in humans. It is […]

dark chocolate

Dark chocolate  = Heaven in a bite! The story of chocolate begins with a tree, a small tree of the tropical understory. In 1735 Linnaeus designated this tree Theobroma cacao, a scientific name that handily links two ancient cultures a world apart. Theobroma, the genus name, is from the […]

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Handmade gifts from the heart! There is no price you can put on them! They bring joy to both the maker and the receiver….and they are gifts that keep on giving. If you are lucky to be close to a neighbour that keeps Bees, you can get an […]

playdough-recipe

Play Dough! I have truly made tonnes of it when my kids were little…and we still make it sometimes… This recipe has to be every parent’s ‘cool’ arsenal when it comes to activities for kids. A batch of this easy  recipe Play Dough will be ready in 5 […]