Do you hate finding tomato skins in your food? I certainly do! In this post I’ll show you how to skin tomatoes before using them so there are no pieces of skin in your food! One of my pet hates when eating tomato dishes is finding small pieces of skin. I grew up hating tomato skins in my food and I still hate it now! That’s because they always seem to get stuck in my mouth or my teeth and for that reason they can spoil a meal for me. It doesn’t matter if I love the flavour of a dish, the … [Read more...]
4 Easy Ways of Preserving Plums So You Can Enjoy Them All Year!
Backyard plum trees often produce more plums than their owners can use. Here are 4 simple methods of preserving plums that I use to get the most from my plum harvest! We have a blood plum tree in our backyard that provides us with delicious plums each summer. It is not a huge tree but it can hold lots of fruit. This year we have had a particularly good plum harvest. The plums are nice and big thanks to some good spring rains we had last year! Even though we love eating plums and I love … [Read more...]
Free Printable Grocery Shopping List
A couple of years ago I bought a magazine that had a free shopping list pad included as a bonus. The shopping list pad stayed in a draw for a long time before I came across it again and started using it. I have been using it for my weekly grocery shop for a while now and I love it. This freebie shopping list was divided up into sections. They were logical supermarket layout type sections such as meat; fruit and vegetables; and general groceries. I found this list to be very handy because it … [Read more...]
DIY Customisable Café Style Muffin Liners!
You can make these cute customisable café style muffin liners with items you already have around the house. The inner liner is made of baking paper and the outer liner is made of wrapping paper! I have wanted to make café style muffin liners for a while but have never tried it until now. That’s probably because I have a container full of muffin/cupcake liners that I can choose from! I do like the tall puffy café style ones though – they look so elegant! Despite liking the café style shape, … [Read more...]
What to Do With Leftover Puff Pastry Scraps
My method for using up leftover puff pastry is something that I have been doing for years. It was the method that my mother used when I was a kid so now I do it too. Today I’m going to share this very easy and tasty way to use up your leftover puff pastry! Oh and let me just say that when I talk about puff pastry I am referring to the frozen sheets. I always keep some puff pastry sheets in the freezer; they’re very handy for so many recipes! You don’t always end up with leftovers when working … [Read more...]
The Best Way to Keep Your Sandwich Maker Clean
This one handy tip means that you will never have to clean your sandwich maker plates again! I don’t know about you but when I have a toasted sandwich I normally like to include a nice amount of cheese. Sometimes I will cut a slice of cheese but other times I will use some shredded cheese. Either way I usually end up with plenty of oozy cheese all over the plates of the sandwich maker! Now I could leave out the cheese and make the clean-up easier but you have to have cheese in a toasted … [Read more...]
How I Ditched My Disorganised Deep Pantry!
Pantry organization is something that I have always struggled with in my current home. When we first moved in we thought that the pantry would be perfect. That’s because it is a nice big deep pantry that looks like it will be great for storing lots of stuff. The problem is that the shelves are too deep. After a while quite a bit of stuff gets lost at the back of the pantry and you tend to forget it is even there! The shelves in my pantry are about 50 cm (20 inches) deep and it is an L shaped … [Read more...]
How to Make Your Cakes Stand Out With This Edible Sugar Glitter
Want to transform your baked delights from plain to amazing. Try decorating them with this easy to make, attractive edible sugar glitter. Recently I came across this tutorial showing how to make edible sugar glitter? It sounded very easy; just mix some sugar with food colouring and then bake. I couldn’t believe how easy it looked! I was sure that there would be a catch, nothing as pretty as this can be that easy to make! Well I’m here to tell you that it is VERY easy to make edible … [Read more...]