Summer Lovin’ Ice Blocks

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Whether you call them ice blocks, treats, pops or Steve Rogers, nothing beats something full of flavour and ice-cold on a summer’s day, so we thought we’d reign in the holiday season and almost the start of the worst weeks of a Queensland summer with some icy treats!

This is one of those great “dump all the ingredients in an appliance and let it do its thing”, what you really need is:

 

  1. Your desired frozen fruit (frozen is best because 1- cheaper and 2- sets much faster)
  2. Coconut milk or thickened cream (or any cream to give it a slightly creamy texture and thickens the mixture)
  3. Something to give another hint of flavour/sweetener

 

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Happy Halloween!

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It’s come to that magical time of year where we buy heaps of candy and hand it out to each other and not the neighbourhood kids because we’re the witches of our area.

We hope you enjoyed Halloween month! We’re going to go on a little two week hiatus to tie up some loose ends before the end of the year so we should be back mid-November but to keep up to date, make sure you follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Before we go we’ll leave you with some glow-in-the-dark drinks!

 

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The hardest thing to acquire is most likely the black light bulb and a light source to put it in, thankfully Bunnings had one that fit a lamp we had in the house. Next, you need tonic water that has quinine in it as that’s what gives tonic water its glow (also doesn’t hurt to check to see what is the best tonic water out there like this bartending site I went to see what to get).

After that, you just get something for flavouring which can be fruit or a sachet.
I decided for photography purposes to keep flavouring out but put some pomegranate arils to make it look cool along with our super-cute Ghostface ice cubes!

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I’m so happy with how they turned out! While finding a lightbulb to fit a light source might not make it the easiest and cheapest thing to do, it definitely makes things fun- and I say this after The Evil Assistant and I stared at all the blackheads we had on our face!

So I hope you enjoy the last little remnants of Halloween, we hope to be back in two weeks, until then use sunscreen and stay safe!

Ginger Spice Pfeffernusse Mummies!

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For today’s Halloween post … we’re cheating. Well, let’s not call it cheating; we’re going to be upgrading a German classic treat into a cutie Halloweenie treat!

Great save by me yet again.

This Halloween Treat Transformation can be done with prepackaged biscuits like Twirls, Caramello Koalas, White Chocolate fingers, or treats you might usually make like White Christmas chocolates, cookies, Rice Krispie balls or bars and white chocolate pretzels.
The cookie I’m going to be Halloweening is a ginger spice cookie/biscuit called pfeffernüsse. This German treat was something that reminds me of my nanna, who would always have them on hand when my sister and I went to visit her.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Spiders!

 

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I’m going to make a conscious effort this year to give you some Halloween-themed posts! To start it off I’m going to share my mum’s recipe for chocolate spiders. My sister and I loved these as kids and if tomorrow mum called and said she made these, we’d probably rush over there in two seconds.

It’s true, mums make the best foods.

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My 10 Favourite Apps

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In my real life I get a lot of people asking me what apps to I like using or, mostly, what apps I use for my photography. Since I don’t actually like having lots of apps on my phone, I stay with Ole Faithfuls that I keep going back to.

So, for you today, I thought I’d show you what I use for photos, health and some fun!

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