Life after Easter: the ever adaptable BROWNIE

Since Christmas things have been on an upward climb to this month at BDLC HQ! Easter = chocolate = over-indulgence in sugar and all things fantastic. In my household we follow a strict easter code. Step 1. Gather all the chocolate. Step 2. Consume as much chocolate as possible in the shortest time possible (sensibly…

A lesson on owning 2014!!!!!

After an incredible 2013 that finished with a colossal BANG- I’ve decided to take 2014 by the pigtails and shot-put it over the neighbours fence! And with that in mind, I’ve started my year dedicated to learning more about nutrition, cooking methods and what the body really needs as a way to improve the products…

The equality of GINGERBREAD people

‘Tis the season….and the season calls for gingerbread. Buckets and buckets of gingerbread men. However, whilst making man after man I began to question the ethical vulnerability of my product. Man vs person…tradition vs sexual revolution. Before I knew it my creativity had shaped mini gingerbread sir’s, CUTE! But I couldn’t shake the tragic inequality…

The health benefits of NETWORKING!

So I’ve done it…and boy did it feel great!!!!!!! Yep I’ve made the commitment to expand my networks in the small business community of my area. And I’m sure most of you can relate to the feeling when I say working on new business relationships is just like, if not worse, than the first day…

Oh hi Christmas, long time no see!!!

So it’s that time of year and my news feed is choc-a-block with fantastic Christmas inspired gifts and images. I don’t know about you but the first thing that pops into my mind is the smell of cinnamon and the overwhelming feeling of being full! So naturally that means GINGERBREAD! One of my favourites to…

Jelly Sugar Cookies- to pass the time!

At the store I’ve had a few requests for kid friendly products so I decided to attempt this creation- a jelly sugar cookie. It’s basically a Snickerdoodle coated in jelly crystals, sounds so simple but oh my goodness it’s amazing! They look amazing in a rainbow of colours/flavours (…my fav is strawberry) and its the perfect…

Muffin Cupcakes- a dream comes true!

So this week I’ve been perfecting the Blueberry Muffin Cupcake!!! For those times when you want the snack but not quite the intense sugar- its the best of both worlds (don’t worry I used organic sugar alternatives)!!!!! This was the perfect mid morning pick me up with just the right amount of sweetness. I admit…

The Perfect Muffin- Raspberry and White Choc!

  So there has been a huge request for muffins lately! I’d never been very experienced with muffins so I thought I’d start with raspberry and white choc…crowd favourite right?? I quickly realised that frozen raspberries held their shape far better than warm raspberries. Lately, fad diets and sugar intake has been a major concern…

The beginning.

So I’m at month eight of the BDLC life and I’m not going to lie, its been eight months and I still feel like I’m almost in the same place i started! As this is pretty much my inaugural blog I thought I’d start with how this all began. Espresso Stop is a quiet little…

White Choc Coconut Monster Cookies

Just the first attempt- but certainly didn’t last long on the shelf at Espresso Stop Cannon Hill. These cookies are fantastic, I might even say they’re almost at the top of my favs list! After some heavy duty internet trolling I found some truly terrific recipe inspiration- pudding cookies!