Candied Chestnuts | Redwall

“You name them, we’ve got them. Even candied chestnuts and acorn crunch. We could feed the district for a year.” -Redwall, Brian Jacques Chestnuts in Perth are quite the novelty ....more

Marilla’s raspberry cordial | Anne of Green Gables

“No. The sitting-room will do for you and your company. But there’s a bottle half full of raspberry cordial that was left over from the church social the other night ....more

Watercress Soup | Waiting For Whales

‘He knew where to gather watercress for his soups.’ -Waiting For Whales,...more

Duck in Orange Sauce | Me Before You

Jump onto Instagram, and you’ll see every YA book lover...more

Drink Me Potion {Party Version} | Alice in Wonderland

Drink Me Potion …so Alice ventured to taste it, and, finding it very nice (it had, in fact, a sort of mixed flavor of cherry-tart, custard, pine-apple, roast turkey, toffy, and hot buttered toast), she very soon finished it off.” -Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll ...more

Big PawPaw Salad |The Jungle Book

“Twenty or thirty monkeys bounded away to bring him nuts and wild paw-paws.” -The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling As a Disney lover, I’m always thrilled to find food mentioned in the original books that featured in the Disney movie (rare, but it happens). In this case, lucky us, the ‘big pawpaw’ sung in the...more

Behind The Scenes: Creating Hogwarts for City of Perth Library

The new City of Perth Library is holding an event early this year, and I was very excited to put my hand up to help do the props. So take this opportunity to take a peek in my garage and workroom as I get creative. I apologise in advance for the mess and for the non-pretty photos you’ll see here ....more

“Grayling à la Redwall” | Redwall

Disclaimer: The cookware used was supplied by Bessemer. ‘Bring the white gooseberry wine! Fetch me some rosemary, thyme, beechnuts and honey, quickly ....more

Wizarding World Butterbeer | Harry Potter

There is no better way to start off a year, than with Butterbeer. The 1500’s alcoholic version of Butterbeer has always been a favourite on the site, but I also get asked about non-alcoholic versions. While I’m personally not a huge fan of the Wizarding World/Studio Tour version, I knew I needed to make this for all of you! ...more

How To Make A Cubby House Size Hansel & Gretel Gingerbread House

I made a giant cubby house sized Hansel and Gretel gingerbread house. This was definitely my craziest project I’ve attempted yet. If anyone has a need to make something this size, take note, do not underestimate the amount of time something like this takes ....more