Delicious Homemade Tropical Guava Jam
If you’re lucky enough to grow fruit in your back garden, you’ll no doubt be familiar with the pleasure of harvesting your own home grown produce. How good is it when, after months of watering and feeding, the fruit finally ripens and is ready to be picked and enjoyed! In our house this feeling is very quickly replaced by one of panic – what are we going to do with all that fruit? How can we possibly use it all before it goes off (which would be such a waste)? To help solve this problem I have started to make jam – this is my take on an easy recipe for Guava…
An Expat’s view of Christmas in Australia
Christmas is only days away, conjuring up images of cozy family gatherings, wearing Christmas jumpers, log fires and the faint hope that there might just be snow on Christmas Day. How things have changed – 5 years ago we moved from the UK to Australia. This will be our 6th Christmas in Brisbane and I thought you might like to read my expat’s view of Christmas in the land “Down Under”.
Three Easy Methods for Cleaning Silver Jewellery
Let’s be honest cleaning silver is a pain! Silver jewellery is as we all know gorgeous to wear, but you have to admit it can be a pain to keep clean. As a jewellery designer I seem to have spent a good few hours of my life cleaning silver. If I’m exhibiting at an event I clean all my jewellery beforehand to make sure it is looking its best. Equally, if someone has placed an order I will always make sure the piece of jewellery is clean and sparkling before I post it to my customer. So as you can imagine I have spent more than my fair share of time cleaning…
Tropical Banana PawPaw Smoothie Recipe
One of the many great things about living in Queensland is that we are lucky enough to be able to grow our own bananas and pawpaw. Well, to be fair, in my case we bought a house that already has established banana plants and pawpaw trees growing in the garden. Our challenge since we’ve been here continues to be what to do with all the fruit we harvest. On average we harvest 130 or so bananas each crop (that’s a lot of bananas to eat!). Tropical Banana and PawPaw Smoothie is my first (although probably not very original) invention to help make the most of our fruit harvest. It’s reasonably…