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Baking Emulsions

So this week I decided I would try to make Red Velvet Cupcakes. In doing so I did some research into how to get the best authentic flavour and colour. So many recipes led me to Lorann's Baking Emulsions and what a magic discovery that has been for my baking. Baking Emulsions are water-based flavourings that don't bake out like traditional alcohol-based extracts. The added bonus is that they are gluten-free & nut-free.

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Copha

So I'm a little late to the party, but I want to talk about Copha. Copha is 99% coconut oil, gluten free, palm oil free and importantly remains stable in room temperature up to 36 degrees Celsius, perfect for hot Australia weather. When I think of copha my mind immediately goes to chocolate crackles. However, of late it was brought to my attention how great copha is in buttercream, and then I started researching and unearthed a huge array of recipes that use the ingredient. That being said here is a quick overview of some of the best recipes using copha I have found.

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Valentine’s Day

My first Valentines was a box of roses chocolates, hidden in the desk of my Year 6 classroom. I have to say that although I had not feelings to reciprocate to the lovely boy that left them there, I felt like a princess. Maybe it was the surprise of it all or that feeling that someone thought I was special enough to actually bother to buy me chocolates and wait to see my reaction.

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Reimagining Lockdown

Today with very little notice Perth W.A was sent into a 5 day lockdown. I watched as my Facebook feed filled with negative reactions, cursing and memes. School was due to start back tomorrow and parents who were looking forward to seeing their little darlings back into the care of the teachers found themselves with…

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Things I find hard with a baby & a toddler

Being a mum with a baby and a toddler is a wonderful gift but it's not without its challenges. Lately I've been finding some routine things difficult and have often chosen to not do some things because the effort out weighs the benefit. Buying petrol This is something I have ranted about before but seriously…

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Easter Gifts that aren’t EGGS – Part 1

Although Easter eggs are traditional there is something special about receiving a Easter treat that is home-made. Plus we all get far too many eggs each year, having an alternative is unique and may very well suit the dietary needs of some of your recipients more than any bought egg. There are a few alternatives here to consider:

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Australia Day Cupcakes

With Australia Day cupcakes these cupcake flavours are sure to capture all your Australian memories in each and every mouthful. Pavlova Cupcakes Passion Fruit Pavlova Cupcakes Iced Vovo Cupcakes Raspberry Lamington Cupcakes Golden Gaytime Cupcakes Rocky road cupcakes Beach Flag Cupcakes Mint Slice Cupcakes Lamington Cupcakes with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream Mumma Z xxx

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Meat Free Monday Recipes

In David Attenborough 2021 address he called upon us all to think about ways we can create a positive impact on our planet. “It’s a crucial moment in our history. This could be a year for positive change, for ourselves, for our planet and for the wonderful creatures with which we share it. A year…

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Buying Second Hand Clothes

Photo by Ksenia Chernaya on Pexels.com There are thousands of ideas about how to reduce ones personal footprint and make a positive impact on the environment around you. One such way is to rethink how we buy our clothing. Buying second hand clothes can be an absolute bargain. It allows you to buy the brands…

A New Year does not change who you are

As we approach 2021 there seems to be an alarming resolve that next year is going to be magically better than its predecessor 2020. Now 2020 was an exception for many of us, a year of unexpected, unimaginable events that brought fear, isolation and sadness to our community. But unfortunately we must be realistic in…

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TOXIC- Deodorant

Anything you put on your skin gets absorbed into your skin. The problem with this is that unlike when you eat something and it makes it way though your digestive system, when it goes on your skin it can enter your bloodstream without filtering. Chemicals we place on our skin can mess with our reproductive systems and hormones so we need to be careful what we use.

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Is your baby washing in toxins? What are the safest Baby Shampoo’s & Washes?

When it comes to our precious little ones we want to be using the best products but it is extremely difficult to see through all the advertising and ingredients list to pick something that is truly safe on their delicate skin. We also get very conflicting messages, I have heard countless mums tell me how the hospital sent them home with Johnson & Johnson baby soap packs. The very company who is being sued by women who now have cancer after using their talcum powder. I'd be the first to admit that I used the Johnson & Johnson bedtime baby bath with my first until I heard of the lawsuit. I quickly changed brands to one my chemist recommended as a 'good brand', the brand was Aveeno. Advertised as gentle and calming I was none the wise that Aveeno is owned by Johnson and Johnson.

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How much ‘Sentimental Stuff’ do you hoard?

Preparing to move house has led to the dreaded pre-move chuck out. I'm talking the going through every cupboard, box, wardrobe item and defending each items existence to your partner lol. But really it is quite comical standing their holding the dress you wore on your eldest sons baby shower and arguing that you should cart this item around to whoever ye shall live for the next 30 years just in case he ever asks if you still have it, that and the sporting trophy you won as little league when your were 10, the yearbook from every year of high school, and that photo frame that your aunt gave you two Christmas's ago tucked away to bring out when she comes over. It has become beyond ridiculous the stuff we collect. How often do we actually look at this stuff, we cling onto them almost as through they were insurance proving that the memories they conjur up really are important to us or something.

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How to Start a Mummy Blog- Part 1- the first month

WordPress I spent a lot of time planning my blog before I launched it. It wrote articles, threw around names, and researched the designs of other blogs. I considered the type of content I would be interested in, and checked out other blogs that offered similar topics. I wrote enough enough content to post everyday…