Thursday, 21 August 2014

when life gives you lemons.....make lemon curd!

Well six months has gone by and life here in the Sunshine Coast has been just dandy...
Thought I might check in today and blog my recent activities involving lemons....
An overflow of citrus this year has seen me baking mandarin & almond gluten free cakes, key lime tarts, lemon drizzle cake and of course yummy lemon curd...

Here's a few pics of our citrus abundance...and don't forget, if you want to catch up on more of the past six months....you can find me hanging out more often on Instagram... come on over and follow me there!

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happy to be back blogging....for now, and lovely to see so many familiar faces still here!
Have a great week.
Bec x

Monday, 3 February 2014

goings on....

Hello everyone,

It's been way too long since I blogged, I just seem to be super busy with work and doing stuff around the house, gardening, painting helping out the carpenter of the house as his apprentice....
Summer here has been hot hot hot, dry dry dry and windy....blah I hate the wind!...so yes we are still waiting for those torrential tropical rains to come and save or (drown) our struggling garden!

I have been hanging out quite a lot on instagram taking lots of garden and beach shots so if you want to pop on over to catch up....I'll be there!
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Here are a few of the wonders in the garden despite the drought and a few other snaps from January.


told you it's dry...!



a quiet place to ponder...


grevillea, honey gem....


golden rain tree...


lentil salad....yummo!



spider lillies....


our first cherry tomato's...





a curious kookaburra....


bok choy galore....



Happy February everyone and hope to blog some more projects soon.

Bec x

Friday, 3 January 2014

a hot hot happy new year...

I know we are 4 days into the new year already, but HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone.

2014 has started off here on the sunshine coast with some scorching hot days....today reaching 41 degrees.

Needless to say we are off to the beach....so I will leave you with some recent shots of my favourite Ti tree bay at the Noosa National Park....
Hoping you are staying cool in your world....(or perhaps dreaming of the beach if you are in the Northern hemisphere.!)







 


 

Bec x

Friday, 20 December 2013

rosemary christmas star...

Ho ho ho....happy Friday night all.
 
I'm feeling very jolly and looking very rosy red as I've just done my first run in ages through the undulating hills of the Noosa Hinterland without stopping....
 
Back to Christmas, I forgot to post my Rosemary Christmas star I made last week which I showed on Instagram....
 
Oh yeah forgot to tell you I am now on Instagram after finally acquiring a smart phone....so follow along if you wish, I would love to see you there. Just click on the little blue camera over to the right...
 
Anyhoo...my Rosemary star turned out well. Made with home grown bamboo stalks and home grown rosemary.
 
I created a star by tying bamboo stalks together with twine and tyed rosemary sprigs along each stalk....yes it was that easy!









looks and smells great.....

Have a great weekend!
Bec x

Saturday, 14 December 2013

berry pink perfection...

Good morning all,
What a beautiful day it is here in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
After a bit of rain falling during the week the garden is starting to look alive again. Lately it's been to-ing and fro-ing from dry and crispy to lush and green.
 



This morning these gorgeous hot pink lily pilly berries caught my eye.
I brought some inside for a pretty berry display....somewhat christmasy maybe!!!!





Have a berry lovely day wherever and whatever you are doing today.
Bec x

Monday, 9 December 2013

nest & feathers...

I always love bringing nature indoors and when I find such beautiful gifts from the garden such as this amazing intricate bird's nest, I just have to display it for all to see.


Delicate feathers added look so pretty and right at home here.


A handful of dried seed pods work great in the bottom of a jar to anchor a bunch of rosemary, scenting the entire room.



I love how rustic this all looks on an old wooden ammo trunk I picked up off ebay.




nurturing and loving nature here in the hinterland.

Bec x