Friday, 30 August 2013

※ Refreshing Ginger Cordial

Served with soda water and a lime slice

Sorry for lack of recipe updates I have been unwell and off food. (I know shock horror to those who know me!)
Here is a simple recipe for ginger cordial that is delicious and refreshing. Shown here served with soda water.

1 lime
1/3 cup (80g) caster sugar
7cm-piece fresh ginger, peeled, sliced crossways
Ice cubes, to serve
Lime wedges, to serve
Chilled tea or soda water, to serve

Use a peeler to peel the rind from the lime, then juice the lime.

Place the sugar, ginger, lime rind, lime juice and 1.5 litres water in a saucepan. Stir over a low heat until the sugar dissolves.

Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Set aside to cool.

Strain into a large jug. Place in the fridge to chill. Discard the ginger and zest and lime rind. To serve, place some cordial in a glass with a few ice cubes and lime wedges. Pour over chilled tea or soda water to serve.

※ New Flavour - You decide. (winner announced)

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

※ New Flavour - You decide.

I posted this yesterday (on FB) but unless you're on a computer and have platform apps installed you may not have seen it: 

What should be the next lip balm flavour? (Most votes will get made next week)

  • Marshmallow
  • Butterscotch
  • Lemonade
  • Root beer
  • Red liquorice
  • Irish Cream
  • Vanilla Butternut

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

※ Free Gift with Purchase

New flavours available now (A day earlier than expected!)
Free gift is an apple or pear note pad.

Monday, 12 August 2013

※ If I have 10 chocolate bars.....

If I have 10 chocolate bars 
and someone asks me for one, How many bars do I have left?
That's right, 10. 

Sunday, 11 August 2013

※ Thought for today.

“Cooking is at once child's play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.” 
― Craig Claiborne

Saturday, 10 August 2013

※ Thought for the day.

“He showed the words “chocolate cake” to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. “Guilt” was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: “celebration.” 

Friday, 9 August 2013


Cheesecake Lip Balm in tubes has sold out as of this morning. (Still some available in tubs.) Thank you everybody for your orders over the past few days and for making Elle's Kitchen what it is.

Monday, 5 August 2013

※ Thought for the day.

Thought for the day: Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~Leo Buscaglia

Thursday, 1 August 2013

※ Cinnamon Donut French Toast

Cinnamon Donut French Toast


2 eggs
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
60ml full-fat milk
4 slices from a small white loaf or 2 slices from a large white loaf, each large slice cut in half
25g butter, plus a drop of flavourless oil for frying
50g caster sugar
1 teaspoon of Cinnamon (made with TBD Imports Imports Red Ape Cinnamon)
Serving Size : Serves 2


1.Beat the eggs with the milk and vanilla in a wide, shallow bowl.
2.Soak the bread halves in the eggy mixture for 5 minutes a side.
3.Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan, and fry the egg-soaked bread until golden and scorched in parts on both sides.
4.Put the sugar and cinnamon on a plate and then dip the cooked bread in it until coated like a sugared doughnut.