Pesto Meatballs

Super tasty pesto meatballs are great in a chicken broth or a hamburger patty

We are currently on a serious budget with the wedding coming up and our trip overseas. This month we’ve challenged ourselves with living off what’s in the fridge & cupboard & only spending $50/wk (or less) on groceries. This would be fine if at the same time I wasn’t trying to be super healthy. We could just carb load on homemade pasta & bread, I have heaps of goodies in the cupboard that’d work wonders with them! But, alas, I must at least try & stick to my goals as much as possible. Step in Pesto Meatballs in a Chicken […]

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The Tickets Are Booked

3 awesome tricks to help you get cheaper airfares

Please note that this page contains affiliate links, this means I may earn a commission if you use them. I only recommend links that I use and trust. The tickets have been booked and we’re going on our long awaited adventure. I don’t know about you but this is only the second time I’ve flown overseas and booking the tickets was very exciting. For some reason though, I feel like it’d never stop being exciting.  Because of our lack of experience in the whole ticket booking process for going overseas, we used a travel agent.  Since booking the tickets I’ve […]

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Believe In Yourself

To achieve your dreams you need to believe in yourself. These are a couple of tips to help you get there

The date is set, the tickets are booked, the planning is underway. I am finally going on my overseas adventure, and I am so so so very excited because I’ll also be sharing it with my husband! Well, he will be my husband by the time we leave. I’ve had this dream of going and living in Europe for years, probably since high school actually. Then life got in the way and I never really had enough money or I created other responsibilities that would affect my ability to travel. But really, what it came down to was me making […]

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FREE 5 Ingredient Bread Recipe!

A super easy recipe that will have any budding baker turning out fantastic loaves of bread from the get go!

    This is by far the easiest home-made bread recipe I’ve ever used and it only has 5 ingredients! If you’d like to give it a go just sign up to my mailing list and I’ll send you a free copy of the recipe! Free 5 Ingredient/No-Knead Bread Recipe! Email Address First Name        

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D I Y Terrarium

Great instructions on how to build your own terrarium at home

Now I may be a bit behind the 8 ball on this one but I figured I’d give it a shot anyway.   Terrariums have become really popular of late and I now understand why.                                 ‘They are so easy to make!’ Go figure! This literally took me about 20mins after work to whip up. Admittedly I had all the bits and pieces required all ready to go so I could do it in a pinch. But still, they’re super easy and look fantastic! I decided […]

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How to Grow a Rose from a Cutting!

Learn how to grow those beautiful roses you buy from the shows in your own backyard.

My gorgeous fiance surprised me for my birthday this year. He said to meet him at central station after work and to wear something pretty. So naturally I was very excited… “I LOVE GOOD SURPRISES,                          And it was a brilliant surprise!” He rocked up with a gorgeous red rose and two tickets to see Aladdin. Talk about spoiled. So how does this have anything to do with growing a rose you ask? Well, that rose lasted in the vase for about 4 weeks. I was very impressed. When […]

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Balsamic Strawberry & Rhubarb Jam

A delicious new twists on your classic strawberry jam!

A simple baked strawberry & rhubarb recipe inspired me for this one. I was reading it and decided that this would make a fantastic jam, especially when I read the bit about the balsamic. Using the standard strawberry jam recipe from my favourite little book, ‘Mrs Beetons Jam Making’, I created a rather tasty new jam. It sounds a bit different but trust me it’s just as sweet and yummy as any other jam. Have a go, and let me know what you think! If you liked this jam you should definitely check out my Plum & Vanilla Jam!  

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Easy Nectarine Chicken!

This recipe is delicious, and it's so simple! I highly recommend giving it a go.

I have decided to mix up the traditional apricot chicken. I had some chicken thighs in the fridge that needed eating and when I was at the shops today all I could smell were the Nectarines so I decided to grab some and get creative with my chicken. And it worked surprisingly well. I’m calling it the modern take on Apricot Chicken. And best of all it’s so easy and healthy. You pretty much throw everything into the one dish and let it cook. Here’s the recipe. Give it a try and let me know how you go. If you’re […]

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Balls Head Reserve – Bushwalking in the City

The best of our City, get your walking shoes on and go and explore some of these fantastic walks that are so close to home!

Balls Head Reserve Balls Head Reserve is a unique experience in the sense that it’s like a true bush walk but then you come around a corner and there is the stunning view of the City & Sydney Harbour Bridge. The tracks are easy to follow but there are few steep climbs. For the more adventurous, there are a few older tracks that are a bit overgrown leading to beautiful lookout spots. But make sure you are careful!  We started our walk at the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability. Here you’ll find a cafe, markets (held on the last Sunday of […]

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Burnt Caramel Upside Down Cake

A cake that's as good as a dessert! Give it a try, It's definitely one of my favourites!

It’s now the season of sunshine, fun at the beach, holidays, parties, BBQs, and stone fruit! Stone fruit is one of those foods that around my pubescent and just post pubescent (yep, I went there) stages I didn’t like, along with eating chicken off the bone and Parmesan cheese. Parmesan cheese! What was wrong with me! Thankfully my pallet/mind has readjusted and I now love all these things again plus a few extras. Which brings me to my new favourite cake! I found this recipe while on the hunt for your normal upside down cake. Originally it was  a Golden Pineapple […]

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