Sunday, March 2, 2014

{foodie} Best Yoghurt Ever

This is a thermomix recipe for yoghurt, however yogurt is fairly easy to make and you don't need a thermomix to make, or an easiyo set up. On Easiyo....those packets you buy....pretty much really expensive sugar, starter culture and whatever else they put in there. Don't buy them, they are a rip off.


1-2 litres of milk, full cream or low fat, it doesn't really matter. How much yoghurt do you want to make? Keep in mind, if you drain the whey, you will not end up with what you started with.

2 Tb natural live yoghurt. This is your starter and you will need to buy some plain yoghurt or reserve some each time you make yoghurt.


How to

Pour milk in the thermo and heat 10min/80/speed2

Leave to cool until the 37 light switches off.

Add yoghurt starter. Mix 5sec/speed 3

Heat 10min/37/speed2.

Pour straight into your thermoserver or container to keep warm. This is the key. You need a nice warm environment for the yoghurt cultures to do their thing and for the yoghurt to set. You could place in a casserole dish, lid on with a towel wrapped around, or in a thermos. I use my thermoserve and place in the oven overnight.

Leave for at least 6 hours or overnight if possible.

*drain the whey through a muslin. This is optional. I prefer to do it and I use the whey in cooking or ricotta cheese making (I will post up a blog post!)


Now you have plain yoghurt. It should keep nicely for up to 5 days.


Plain yoghurt is fine, but you can have a bit of fun flavouring your yoghurt. I generally grind 1/2 MC of sugar 10secs/9 and add this to my yoghurt along with whatever flavour I want to make it. For example, vanilla:few drops of essence, strawberry:a large blob of strawberry jam. Stir through

Jam makes a great flavouring, as does fruits such as banana and peaches. I do recommend the sugar, but play around with the quantities, see how low you can go to get the desired sweetness.

Let me know how you go! If you have any questions, please ask!


Friday, February 28, 2014




Start uni this week. No FFS

Uni is a 180km return trip. FFS

The powers that be put on a free coach bus service, hellllooo air condition comfort. No FFS

The bus driver looks like the lead character in a f-grade horror flick. FFS

He drives the bus like a horror flick. FFS.

He gets me home faster than I could, and I don't stop to let students off. No FFS (just close your eyes, think of England, no one has died....yet)

Big two have to walk themselves home from school. No FFS (it's character building and fitness building...right)

Big two have a fight, and separately contact me, one via Skype, one via Instagram. FFS

Fight club topics include whether or not either of them should have a shower after school, who should go first, and why are girls mean. FFS

The first rule of fight club......

You can join in the FFS awesomeness or just have a laugh at the lovely


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A.S.A.P get it, like ASAP

This post has not been sponsored in any way shape or form. This is all my own opinion. I bought these products with my own money. I just love this brand and after a few decades trying to find something that doesn't burn, cause blotchiness and aggravate my acne, I've finally found it!
Well over a year ago I booked in for a facial, it was bliss, really bliss, and my skin felt divine. The beautician convinced me to buy a travel pack which contained some of the products in it and some moisturiser. I can't remember all the contents, but I do remember wondering if I had just wasted my money and I would be binning these in 12 months (you know beauty products have a shelf life don't you?).
The brand is ASAP, and you can find them at
They were worth every cent. Seriously.

I use the moisturiser and cleanser every morning and night. And apart from having to go several weeks without the moisturiser (no stockist in my home town eek! And then I forgot to buy some when I went to my closest regional city!), I have used the both with a fair amount of commitment for about 16 months now.

Now I'm no supermodel. Those who see me first thing in the morning will confirm I can and do look like a wild women of Borneo. I have days where I'm bloated, where lack of sleep takes it's toll and where I need to get stuck into the healthy foods more.
But I am nearly 35. I raise 4 kids as a mum who is single. I run two business's . I study full time at university. I volunteer at the school canteen. I play basketball. I ferry around kids so they can play basketball.
I'm flat out busy and often sleep deprived. I have every reason to look like hell.
Now I don't want to sound up myself, but for the most part, I don't think I look like hell. Genetics might play a part. When I get enough water and nutrients, that plays a part too. But I have noticed a massive difference in my skin and my acne problem (quite bad hormonal acne on my chin and neck, I still get pimples, but they don't turn into massive clusters of poppable pimples anymore) since I started using this brand.
I haven't had another facial since (but I want one!).
I don't wear foundation. Ever. My make up routine is sometimes a bit of lipstick or lip balm and some eyleliner. Sometimes.

I've used the facial scrub and the tinted moisturiser. The scrub is great too. The moisteriser would be great, but the tint is a littl strong. I don't look like an Oompa Loompa, but I do look like I've used a bottle of fake tan. Like 5 minutes ago. I do use this, but tone it down a bit with my moisteriser. The clear skin gel is fabulous, makes my skin feel nice and tight and firm too.
Go! It's worth giving a go!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Wanna go on a date....Good Looking?

Dating advice for the not so desperate!

An occasional series, taking advice from Disney and taking the piss out of being single and dateless!




Dating tip #2

Hot guys who are stupid aren't worth it.

Trust me.

Conversation goes flat. You need more than something pretty to look at.