Wednesday, 27 February 2013

※ Honey Joys


I had to make these after a friend posted a picture of a delicious cheesecake and honey joy in one. So I made a honey joy batch the next day. They were a childhood favourite. I sent the box off to my husbands work place so i wouldn't eat them all! 


INGREDIENTS
75g butter (I used Lescure *) 
1/3 cup (115g) honey
1 tablespoon castor sugar
5 cups cornflakes


METHOD
Preheat oven to 180C.
Line 2 12-hole muffin pans with paper cases.
Combine butter, honey and sugar in a small saucepan, stir over heat until smooth.
Place cornflakes in large bowl, add butter mixture, stir until cornflakes are well coated. Divide cornflake mixture among cases.
Bake in the oven for 8 minutes.
Stand 15 minutes or until firm.

* In the kitchen, Lescure butter is preferred for its low water content and minimal maturation, resulting in a better overall flavor.




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Sunday, 24 February 2013

※ Thanks Again.

Just want to take this spare moment and thank everybody who has purchased soaps. (or bid on them in the auction, which has now ended) Ever dollar counts and has been a wonderful help so thank you again. Love ♥ Els xoxo

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

※ Slow-cooked leg of lamb

Making this for tonight's dinner. So easy & 15 minute prep time (then a slow cook all afternoon) for a meal that tastes sensational. (tonight I'm using a leg and not a shoulder) The husband loves Potato Gratin so I make him a few stacks.

Previously blogged here. http://www.elliluca.com/2011/05/slow-cooked-lamb-shoulder-with-roast.html

bring on dinner time! *tick tick tick*




Tuesday, 19 February 2013

※ Thank you everybody.

Hey guys / gals, 

FYI we've sold out of the following fragrances:(in the pug soaps)


UPDATED List 19th February 5:45 pm:


Just a quick FYI: 

We've now sold out of the following:
  • SOAP - Cinnamon Sugar  (pug head) ✭
  • SOAP - Espresso Coffee  (pug head) ✭
  • SOAP -  Lemon Semi Transparent  (pug head) ✭
  • SOAP - Lime (pug head) ✭
  • SOAP - Orange, Lemon & Lime (pug body) ✭
  • SOAP - Orange (pug head) ✭
  • SOAP - Rosewater (pug body) ✭

Thanks for your support we appreciate it as I'm sure Saffron on the Hill Inc does also.

Have a lovely weekend everybody. xoxo

Els



Saturday, 16 February 2013

※ Oat, coconut and chocolate bars

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips*
  • 2 tablespoons oats (extra for sprinkling on top also)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup raisins or sultanas
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar

METHOD
  • Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.
  • Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  • In large bowl, cream the shortening, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract.
  • Slowly blend in flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Mix until well blended.
  • Fold in chocolate chips, oats, raisins and coconut.
  • Spread the mixture evenly in pan.
  • Dust surface with cinnamon sugar.
  • Sprinkle with extra oats if so desired.
  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Let cool before cutting into bars.

*i used milk chocolate and strawberry chocolate (from essential ingredient) you could use any combo you like, possibly even add nuts.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

※ Soaps for Saffron Are Back & FREEBIES galore!

BUMPED, so people can read info. 

Address here: SHOP

FINALLY!, were back in business, and the shop is bursting with stock!

FIRSTLY, SOAPS FOR SAFFRON:


Here's the designs: (not all designs available in all fragrances) Once sold out, product is hidden from store 


PUG BODY

PUG HEAD



40% of each sale donated to: Saffron On The Hill Dog Rescue Inc 

SAFFRON ON THE HILL: It is a Not-For-Profit organisation that rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes dogs. Many of dogs that come into their care each year require special medical attention, special dietary needs and extra special TLC (find them on Facebook and follow the journey of many of the beautiful animals and people who care for them) HERE

Soap is free from Parabens and any other Synthetic Preservatives It is free from Sulphates & any other harsh chemical Surfactants. Its high glycerine content makes it gentle on the skin and gives it a pleasant, low irritant lather. It is hypoallergenic and biodegradable. Suitable for all skin types and excellent for very sensitive skin & those with skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis & problem skin. 



GOOD NEWS!!
CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA:
FINALLY added the ability for overseas buyers to shop with us, there is a 10% tax which covers customs forms and packaging as the checkout only allowed for postage costs. This cost is only applied to items not the shipping cost. Shipping is capped in increments. 

EG: shipping for 9 Pug soaps: 


Estimated Shipping
AU$13.70

Estimated Tax
AU$4.50


FOR AUSSIES: 
Please be advised:  Buy 3 soaps and shipping is only $1.80
Shipping is capped for any quantity over 3 at $6.80 

Spend over $50 (excluding shipping) on anything in the store & receive a FREE MAGNET SET selected randomly from the two designs below:(available to the first 10 customers only) 

Shipping on all items if over 500 gsm goes up to the $12 region so the heavier books can be posted for a capped fee, then 25c per additional item handling.


ALSO MASSIVE SALE ON ALL COOKBOOKS! all 50 - 80% off AND 
SOME ARE FREE
Yes, I'm giving away some of the cookbooks for free, all you have to pay is postage and if you're already buying other stuff it works out free (or .25 cents if over a certain weight range)
Please be considerate to others as there are limited freebies, leave some for others and take 1 or 2 please.  

FREE MAGNET SET 
Spend over $50 (excluding shipping) on anything in the store & receive a FREE MAGNET SET selected randomly from the two designs below: (available to the first 10 customers only) 


FREE when you spend over $50
FREE when you spend over $50
Designs are as below: (I have them on the shop page under "view detailed images") 
Diagrams are too big and you have to scroll through them otherwise. 

DIAGRAM -1
Soap Diagram

DIAGRAM 2:


Size: Diameter 60mm x height 10mm (Approximate as they all slighlty vary being hand made)

INGREDIENTS (may include): Made from 100% Naturally saponofied vegetable oils.
cocoa powder, honey, maple syrup, vanilla beans, spearmint oil, orange oil, lemon oil, pink grapefruit oil, lime oil, 
cinnamon leaf oil, orange rind, coffee, rose petals, rosewater, dehydrated oranges, lemon & lime rind, cinnamon bark,poppy seeds,  vegetable food colouring, green tea.


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

※ Jaffa Fudge Cake (Take II)

For a friends birthday yesterday I made them this:

"Dark chocolate jaffa fudge cake with kit kats"

SO MUCH CHOCOLATE!

Previously blogged recipe here from last year: http://www.elliluca.com/2012/06/jaffa-fudge-cake.html




Sunday, 10 February 2013

※ NEW IN STORE - Headache Relief Balm -Tube


Headache Relief Balm - Tube Only $3.95
Will be available tomorrow: Monday 11th February.

Portable aromatherapy that is convenient to carry and easy to use. Apply to pulse points to cool and refresh your achy head anytime, anywhere. Softens and smooths skin as you use it.
Also helps to clear and cool sinuses. 
 
Directions for use: Massage onto temples, forehead, back of neck, or anywhere that needs a little soothing & breathe it in.

INGREDIENTS: Apricot kernel oil, olive oil, organic bees wax, cocoa butter, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, lavender oil, vitamin E.
VEGAN : 4.25g (0.15 oz) - 100% Natural - Not tested on animals.



Tuesday, 5 February 2013

※ Finally Done

The final batches of pug soap are curing!
It has taken ages but I have used up all of my supplies. Soaps will be in the store as of next week (Monday or Tuesday at this stage)

I have had a few inquiries about lip balms / glosses too. Sorry I cant promise a date at this stage, they are time consuming but I am hoping late next week.

Thanks for all your support and interest. I donated a few soaps for an auction to raise money for Saffron on the Hill Inc both lots are already up to $50 for 6 soaps so I'm pretty happy with that. They have some very cute things up for auction. So if you're feeling charitable & love doggies make a bid.