B’s Blog Bread Sticks

B's Blog Bread Sticks These are really fun to make. You need to make sure you have an adult to help you with the oven - to keep safe. Sometimes I put jam and Nutella in the middle and they are super yummy! INGREDIENTS 1 packet savoury pastry...

Bianca’s Slow Cooked S’more

Bianca's Slow Cooked S'more Cake What’s the best part about a bonfire at the beach? Making S’mores with your friends! So…I thought, why not try and make S’mores at home in a slow cooker? TOPPINGS 1 packet marshmallows ½ packet Chocolate Thins ½ cup chopped chocolate...

Berry and Yoghurt Ice Blocks

Berry and Yoghurt Ice Blocks Now is a good time to head to Blueberry Corner to pick up your fresh raspberries or some of their famous blueberries! If you live out of town, next time you visit the Bay of Plenty, a visit to Blueberry Corner, near sunny Whakatāne, is a...

Bianca’s – Marshmallow Slices

Bianca's - Marshmallow Slices Mum has had this recipe for years and we had so much fun making it….I loved watching the marshmallow transform. I can’t wait to experiment with different colours. You will need: Flat sponge tray- lined with baking paper Raspberry jam...

Bianca – Dark Chocolate cases filled with Lemon Yoghurt

Bianca's Blog - Dark Chocolate cases filled with Lemon Yoghurt Filling ideas: Cream Lemon yoghurt Mousse These will be nice for Christmas day! These are always fun to make with friends. My friend Kylah taught me how to make these and this is my friend Manaia Hall who...

Vivere come un italiano…

…to live like an Italian. And this, befittingly, is exactly what you will do when you travel to Italy with Virginia Jeeves, editor of La Vita, on one of her bespoke tours of Italy. Growing up in an Italian household, Virginia was always spoken to in 'la bella lingua',...

Spicy Plum Sauce

Spicy Plum Sauce I hope you are enjoying your summer and taking advantage to the fact we live in an amazing place full of fruit and the  plums are going crazy!  Everywhere I look there seems to be ripe plums!  Our trees did well this year so I decided to make a bit...

Fun for kids – Lemonade Stand

Fun for kids - Lemonade Stand A lemonade stand is a great opportunity for your kids to work on their money skills, but it’s also a good opportunity for them to make a difference this summer.  Work with your children to choose a charity that they really care about, and...

Fun things to do with Toddlers

Fun things to do with Toddlers Do Yard Work Together Toddlers can help pull weeds and sprinkle the flowers with a tiny watering can. Have a kid-size rake and a bubble-blowing lawn mower on hand. Play Dress-Up Collect funny hats, gloves, purses, flowing gowns, and...

Christmas Chimney

Christmas Chimney If you find yourself lacking in the fireplace department come this Christmas, fill the spot with this lovely chalkboard hearth instead. It’s a DIY mantle to hang stockings on (and a chimney for Santa to shimmy down) — and it couldn’t be simpler to...

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