Tuesday, 19 July 2016

※ What a lovely review!

What a super nice review I received! Super stoked.

"Cutest purchase I've ever made! Loved the package it came in too! Thank you so much, I use mine for a wallet 😊❤️"

Pug purse.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

※ Rainbow Unicorn Chocolate

Today we made some rainbow unicorn chocolate. We snagged the recipe from the gorgeous Katherine Sabbath Mine (pictured) isn't as pretty as hers but was very fun to make. 

Her recipe is here for those interested. http://www.katherinesabbath.com/recipes/#/rainbow-unicorn-chocolate/

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

※ Two Pug Cushion Cover / Fawn Pug Pillow / Cushion Case / Pink Colour

Polka Dot Pug pink cushion cover.
 elli.luca Have you seen our cushion covers? 

Two Pug Cushion Cover / Fawn Pug Pillow / Cushion Case / Pink Colour

Measuring approx 17" x 17", this cushion case fits most standard cushions.
The case is made of 100% polyester, so printing is very vibrant
Zipped opening for easy washing.
Hand wash only. AU$25.00

Available here: Pink Cushion

Friday, 8 July 2016

※ Geelong Small Business Expo- I will be there.

Hi Everybody,

On the  30th July I will be having a market stall at the Deakin Waterfront Small Business Expo with the Geelong Women in Business and Geelong Creatives

My little business Elli Luca Designs  http://www.elliluca.com/ https://www.etsy.com/shop/ElliLucaDesigns will be there.


  • MARKET STALLS (Furniture/Floristry/Jewellery/Clothing/Wall Art/Photography/Stylists/Wineries )


Entry fee to the Expo is a gold donation. With money going to Monash Children's Hospital, Geelong Mums and Barwon Health Foundation.

The Geelong Creatives that will be there are: 
2 Birds Cakes// BLT// Eadie and Ezra// Elli Luca// Emerald Design// Eyota Clothing// Feeling Kissy// Frieda and Gus// Green Hip Work Wear// Henry and Pop// How You See It Art// Jaeba Home// Leanne Doble// Made by Milly// MB Captured// Michy Ann// Produced By Gosh// Shirly J // Soy Breeze// Tanya Art// The Yellow Drawer// Thunder Point//

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

※ AusMumpreneur - Please vote for Laura van Noordenburg - Geelong Creatives

geelongcreatives //// Geelong Creatives has been nominated for St.George AusMumpreneur awards.

Winning this award would be amazing coverage for Geelong Creatives with all types of Media coverage!

Please vote for us to Win this amazing Peoples Choice award of "Making a Difference Award - Business" by going to this link:http://www.ausmumpreneur.com/2016-voting/

Click the down arrow of Making a Difference Award - Business
Then find Laura van Noordenburg - Geelong Creatives

It will be very much appreciated. Lets get Geelong Creatives Noticed!

Just by voting you’ll also go into the draw to win a 3 hour family sailing pass for 2 adults and 2 children with Melbourne Sailing Adventures valued at $250

Thanks for your support!

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

※ Buttermilk Nut Bread

BUTTERMILK NUT BREAD (Makes one 9 X 4-inch loaf)

  • 1 1/ 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnut meats
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • V2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 cup Borden's Buttermilk

Sift together flour, salt, soda and baking powder. Add whole-wheat flour
and walnuts; mix well. 

Combine eggs, sugar, melted butter, molasses and buttermilk; blend well. 

Add to dry ingredients; beat until smooth. Pour into a buttered 9 x 4 x 3-inch loaf pan. 

Bake in moderate oven (350°F.) 50 to 60 minutes.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

※ Dutch Chocolate Mocha Pudding

DUTCH CHOCOLATE MOCHA PUDDING (Makes four 1/2-cup servings)

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Borden's Instant
  • Rich Roast Coffee
  • 2 cups Borden's Dutch
  • Chocolate Drink
  • Borden's Heavy Cream, whipped and sweetened, if desired


Combine cornstarch, sugar and instant coffee in a 1-quart saucepan. Gradually
stir in chocolate drink, keeping mixture smooth. Cook over medium heat,
stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Pour into individual serving
dishes. Chill. Garnish with whipped cream just before serving.

Monday, 13 June 2016

※ My New Winter Obsession- Cauliflower cheese

Cauliflower cheese baked in the oven, sauce made in the Thermomix.

  • 30g of butter
  • 15g (or 2 tablespoons) of gluten free plain flour
  • 250g of milk
  • 100g of grated tasty cheese
  • 25g of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp chicken stock powder*
  • 1 cauliflower head broken into florets
  1. Place 2cm cubes pieces of the tasty and Parmesan cheese into your Thermomix bowl and blitz for 10 seconds on speed 10 or until finely grated.
  2. Add the butter, plain flour, milk, stock powder your Thermomix bowl and cook for 7 minutes at 80 degrees on speed 4.
  3. While the sauce is cooking I steam the cauliflower for the time the sauce cooks. Then drain and place into a baking dish.
  4. Pour sauce over cauliflower and bake until slightly browned I cooked for 35 - 40 minutes at fan forced 160 degrees.

* I use Massel stock powder and the chicken stock powder is actually vegetarian and vegan.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

※ Roasted Herb Corn - The Chiffon Tailgate Party Cookbook

Haven't posted a vintage recipe book pic in ages...

Came across this from The Chiffon Tailgate Party Cookbook (1980)

  • l/4 cup Chiffon Margarine
  • 1 teaspoon dried crumbled parsley
  • 3/4 tsp crumbled rosemary leaves
  • 1/2  teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ears corn
Mix Chiffon and seasonings. Spread evenly over corn. Wrap tightly in heavy
duty foil. Place corn on grill 4 to 6 inches from hot coals. 

Roast, turning corn frequently 15 to 25 minutes. If desired, serve with additional melted

Makes 6 servings.

Tip Wrapped corn can be baked at 400° for 30 to 35 minutes, turning once during baking.