Lemon Meringue Pie .... Just the words make my mouth water ... Today I'm making it. I bought some fresh lemons and they are just begging me to become something more, something better! What do you need? Now let me confess right now - I use 2 cans of condensed milk and 250ml lemon juice.… Continue reading Baking with The Aloe Child: Lemon Meringue Pie
It is the year 2020. And I keep hearing - this will be MY year. From every-one. Some even tell ME that it will be MY year (not their's). But how. 2019 was not my year. Neither was 2018. Or 2017. So what makes 2020 so special? Why will it be MY year (and your's,… Continue reading Do you have 20/20 Vision?
A friend said a while ago - 'I'm so good at it, I put the pro in procrastination'. He could just as well have been talking about me. As I'm sitting here, I'm supposed to be baking. But I've just spent an hour playing PC games. I mean, if I HAVE to procrastinate, why not… Continue reading A Study in Procrastination …
Give credit where credit is due ... I got my amazing buttercream recipe from a lady in London. Shikita Singh. I took a few classes from her - Fair Cake - back when we were still living in London. That's how The Sugar Fairy came to be. Being diagnosed with depression and anxiety was no… Continue reading Buttercream or Ice Cream?
1. We all know this one. Melt in your mouth marshmallow, covered with chocolate ... and a very messy face once you've bitten into it! I never know how to approach this thing! 2. Who have bought this 'gadget'? It promises the most amazing cake pops. But all that it delivers is the most dry… Continue reading Will you be my Sweetie Pie?
Last weekend I attended our Network's Super Regional. Friday evening was just for the leaders in the business. What an amazing evening! Our Platinum Presidential challenged us. Three months with NO negativity. Why? Because there are power in our thoughts and our spoken words! This is what she said: Every time you open your mouth,… Continue reading No Negativity Challenge
Why is it that in some homes one person ends up doing all the work? And trust me, it's not always the woman either. Men and women should share the workload equally - that is, if they share the responsibility to raise an income equally. In our marriage it has always worked like this: If… Continue reading You are not a Cleaning Machine!
As I am sitting here typing, I have (almost) sorted out every room in the house. (The craft room remains a challenge.) And I started thinking ... Dangerous, I know. When I was much younger, I was a slob (maybe the post title should be confessions of an ex-slob :-). My room was always a… Continue reading Time to get Organized!
A red velvet cake can be a wonderful thing or the biggest frustration you have ever had! Ever tried baking one? Ever tried that very same recipe again and the outcome is completely different? Welcome to Red Velvet Cake! After much trial and error, myself and a 'sister in baking' have decided that essentially a… Continue reading Red Velvet – Trick or Treat?
Soooooooooooo (yes, this is a long so, not a short and snappy so), after IVF treatment in 2008 (that's a post for another time), my straight as can be hair started curling. Yes, curling. Being a straight hair since birth girl, I didn't have a clue what to do with these kinks, waves and curls… Continue reading Of Curls and Things