Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Peanut Butter & Choc Chip Cookies

Shannon from Rabbit & The Duck not only provided us with some amazing handmade products to add to our Nest (you can check them out here) but she was also kind enough to share her recipe for peanut butter & choc chip cookies with us.  Here it is, enjoy!
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup dark chocolate bits
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
1 egg, lightly beaten
Plain flour (enough to make a nice dough, about 1/2 cup)

For a vegan alternative replace the egg with 1 teaspoon of egg replacer (made according to packet directions) and some apple sauce.

Preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

Place teaspoonfuls of the mixture on the prepared tray and press lightly with a fork. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until light golden. Leave to cool on the trays then place into an airtight container.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Winner Of Lizzie Mac Giveaway!

Congratulations to Nadia for being the winner of our Lizzie Mac Giveaway!  Thanks to everyone that participated and for your lovely comments about these gorgeous aprons. Mother's Day is fast approaching so if you are looking for something unique to give your special mum, a Lizzie Mac Apron (like the one pictured below) might be the perfect choice!
Lizzie Mac Hostess Apron

Monday, March 7, 2011

Lizzie Mac Giveaway!

We have just added some fabulous new products to Robin Street Market, all lovingly hand-crafted by Lizzie Mac from Sydney, Australia.  Lizzie makes a unique range of gorgeous hostess aprons, which are the perfect way to ensure you look (and more importantly, feel) sensational while cooking up a storm! 

To celebrate the fact that Lizzie Mac is a brand new artist to our Nest and to share some of our love for these wonderful aprons, we have decided to run a giveaway.  This lovely "Summer Rose" apron below is up for grabs.

All you need to do to enter the giveaway and give yourself a chance of winning this gorgeous apron is to visit our Lizzie Mac artist page, have a good look around at her fabulous range of products and then leave a comment at this blog.  The giveaway closes at midnight on Friday 11th March 2011 and the winner will be drawn at random and announced on this blog on Saturday 12th March.

Oh, and Lizzie also makes a lovely range of bags, so be sure to check them out while you are over at her artist page.  Good luck!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Colours Of The Coast

I'm shivering away in Melbourne at the moment, ok, that's probably an exaggeration, it's not that cold but it FEELS cold especially after soaking up the warm sun in Queensland - we were lucky enough to be able to squeeze in a little visit to the Sunshine Coast over the last few days. We try and get up there every few months and my favourite thing to do as soon as we arrive is to run around checking out all the beautiful plants and colours in the garden and figuring out what has changed since our last visit. This time, I took some photos to share. Here they are...