A layout, a new blog and a RAK

I did this layout yesterday for Kiti Q - how cool are these Love, Elsie Zoe papers?! There is also a Hambly rub-on, Doodlebug polka dot blossoms, American Crafts Vinyl Thickers, and a KI Memories Pop Culture chipboard journal spot.

Another side project I've started is a recipe blog - Season with Saltbush. You may or may not have known that my in-laws Mike and Gayle Quarmby are the brains, brawn, creativity and general hard work behind the Outback Pride project. Part of the project is helping set up bush food plots on remote indigenous communities, and later providing the opportunity for the communities to sell the bush food they grown and harvest. In any case, Outback Pride produce an awesome selection of native Australian bush food and make it available in sauces, jams, relishes, as dried herbs, etc. They also supply The Outback Cafe with their re-branded items (anyone seen the series? It's on the Lifestyle Channel on Foxtel).

Anyway anyway, the point is that we have most of the items they produce, and I also photograph them for the website. So we have lots of tasty native herbs for me to cook with, and the sauces and salad dressings etc to eat :) The kids love the jams, and 'nan and pop sauce', kutjera sauce. Ben has a caterers bottle of Quandong and Chilli Sauce, since he loves it so much! And I like cooking, so I mix up our meals with native herbs on a regular basis.

So I decided awhile back to start a new blog with the aim of sharing recipes, ideas and generally inspiring people to seek out and use these native herbs and products. I added the first recipe today and hope to add a new one each Friday.

Leave a comment telling me what you think, suggest, would like to see on the recipe blog, and I will draw a random comment to send some native herbs. If you just want to leave a scrapbooking comment, feel free, I won't add you to the draw unless you mention it ;)

Check it out :)


sylvia said...

This is an awesome layout, I love it! All the small details and esp the tiny photos are cool! All the best for the new blog! Loved the sauces you brought my parents when you visited. Even more exotic for us over here...

Trace Geworsky said...

I would like to see recipes for things such as spaghetti sauce, chili, etc, using the herbs.
Good luck with the blog, and yes, please enter my name in the draw.
Happy Holidays,
Trace G

Jo said...

Ohh Danielle! I was watching an episode of the "Outback Cafe" with my stduents at school on Fri! LOL what timing!!

I would LOVE to see some suggestions for which herbs you would replace with the native ones and some "everyday" style meals using these wonderful products :)


::Bek Geach:: said...

Love this layout too cutester!