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I love to cook.  I love to create meals that make people smile.  I love to share my food with anyone who wants to come to my home and sit with us. My door, and table, is always open.


Its a fold out table so heaps of room and if we do manage to run out there are the two outdoor dining areas that we can utilise so see, heaps of room 🙂

This week I made a couple of new things.  We love salads and have them with most meals.I love Best Foods Mayonnaise but despise the price of the stuff. Seriously? $6 for a jar that lasts about 2 weeks if we are lucky. So I googled the copy cat recipe and boy am I glad that I did 🙂 I was super delicious and I made it at the counter using the stick blender.  Took about 2 minutes all up so not a huge time thing.  It is now a part of my day to day makes that will always be to hand. I took a photo of the recipe off the computer so I wouldn’t lose it 😉


All stuff that we have in the cupboard and almost good for you 🙂

As I am currently off work after having had my knee surgery I have been making myself poached eggs for breakfast. They are just not the same without Hollandaise Sauce.  I usually have a jar of it in the fridge as I had heard that it is a bit of a drama to make from scratch but am currently out.  So I googled it and found this recipe from

To make this Hollandaise (which serves two generously!), you will need:

An egg yolk
A tsp of lemon juice
A tsp of water
Pinch of Salt
100g butter, melted.



Cross Stitcher, knitter, home cook, HVAC specialist, avid movie and TV watcher, reader and mum. I work full time and I'm not very good at sitting still so I love to try all sorts of crafting things from scrap-booking to ceramic work, but mostly I stitch. Heaven & Earth designs would be my favourite. I have had some major health scares in the past few years that I would not of expected to experience for at least another 20 odd years (born in 1971 so am currently only 45). Due to this I have a bucket list and its full of things right from books I must read to adventures I must achieve before I croak. I am always at the gym making myself stronger and healthier to fight my challenges and achieve my goals. Before the challenges I thought there would always be enough time and was just drifting along. You know how it is. Work, chores, kids, sleep, get up tomorrow and start again. I didn't really have any clear goals. I knew I wanted to travel but that was pretty much it. I was gaining weight steadily and didn't do anything much outside of the house and work. Since the challenges I have managed to get almost front row for both the Eagles and Elton John (expensive but you can't take it with you right), have had a day tour Kayaking around a lake and hiked the Tongariro Crossing. None of these would I even have considered 3 years ago. This is only the beginning :D Life is a gift and its what you make of it. You want it then you best be prepared to go get it :D

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