Chunky Roasted Tomato Capsicum Salsa


½ kilo capsicums – chopped into quarters

1 kilo tomatoes – halved or quartered

200 grams brown onion – cut into 8

1 tablespoon oil

4 anchovy fillets

6 garlic cloves

2 fresh chilli – finely chopped (seeds removed if desired)

Coriander roots – from one bunch – chopped – (3/4 tablespoon approx.)

1 tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon tumeric

1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar

1 chilpotle chilli (chipotle) in adobe* – chopped

½ cup sugar


Bake the capsicums, tomatoes and onion in the oven for about 30-35 minutes
Add the oil to a large pan to heat and then the anchovy, garlic, chilli and coriander roots and cook for a a few minutes until fragrant.
Add the baked vegetables then the remaining ingredients except the sugar and bring to a boil and them medium simmer for 30 minutes
Stir once in while to prevent sticking to the bottom of the pot
Add the sugar and stir to dissolve
Continue to cook for another 15 – 20 minutes, stirring occasionally
Remove from the heat and pot into steralised jars using a clean* ladle
Store jars in a cool dark location
Allow the flavors to mellow and meld for a week prior to using (if you can wait)
Use within a few weeks

You can purchase chilpotle chilli (chipotle) in adobe in a can from some delis or places that specialise in Mexican foods.
Ensure that all equipment is clean and rinsed with boiling water prior to using

Brown Sugar Banana Parfaits with Maple-Glazed Pecans


Looking to make a sweet treat for the weekend? Try this Brown Sugar Banana Parfaits with Maple-Glazed Pecans!

You will need;

1 cup pecan halves
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
Pinch of kosher salt
3/4 cup rye whiskey
1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 bananas, peeled, cut on a diagonal into 1/4-inch slices
1 pint vanilla ice cream

Head over to Full Fork Ahead for instructions

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole


This easy, Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole from Full Fork Ahead is perfect for the weekend or anytime.

Head over to Full Fork Ahead for the recipe and instructions

Built-In Tailgate Bench

Built-In Tailgate Bench - not that we are going to make one, but how awesome is this for a recycle project?


How to make DIY ampersand art using thumbtacks!

This looks great just about everywhere you put it.

To make my ampersand art,  use a small 12'' x 12'' canvas and about 700 gold thumbtacks.

Full tutorial here

Staple old shirts to a canvas!

Would be neat for a game room or a guys room... Because who has time to make a tshirt quilt?

Easy to make & great to decorate with!

Full tutorial

DIY Dinosaur Serving Stand


Create this cute and unique dinosaur serving stand to serve cookies or other sweets at a kid's birthday party!

You will need:

Hard plastic dinosaur toy (it needs to be sturdy and balanced*).
Small melamine plate
Sand paper
Adhesive (I used Loctite Stik’N Seal)
Spray paint (my heart belongs to Rustoleum)
Hand held saw (I used the FatMax Multisaw)
Parchment paper for lining the plate

Head over to Three Little Monkeys Studio for tutorial