A ‘sweet’ weekend crafty crumble


Well after a ‘sweet’ and busy weekend of being part of the Kapiti Women’s Expo I thought I would take the easy option of giving you another adapted recipe from Ann O’Dowd Fogarty’s cook book so that my Monday is a little less cluttered with things to do.

Crumble on the ready.

Crumble on the ready.

This crumble recipe is super easy and very crafty because it is pretty healthy and themselves still feel like they are getting that sugary crumble! While I usually just chuck stuff in using guess-timates I have endeavoured to use Ann’s recipe to give you amount for my adaptations.  I still think the guess-timates and ‘chuck it in’ works a treat though 🙂

When making apple crumble I tend to use eating apples (Gala is a favourite with himself so invariably that is what is used) as they stew up sweet without having to add any honey.  You can even get away with a rhubarb and apple crumble without adding anything else if the eating apples are sweet enough.  So I’ll put my adapted recipe here then I’ll post the original (with adaptations in brackets) over on the recipe page.

Crafty Crumble

50gm GF flour ( I used Edmonds as the gum helps it bind in the absence of sugar)

50gm Rice Flakes

25gm Dessicated Coconut

50gm Coconut Oil in solid form

25gm honey

25gm ground almonds – could replace with LSA 

25gm ground linseed – could replace with LSA 

  • Mix the dry ingredients together
  • add honey and solid coconut oil and rub into the dry ingredients with the tips of your fingers until it is crumbly.
  • Add more almonds/linseed/coconut/LSA (depending on your preference) if the mixture is still too moist.
  • Sprinkle on top of stewed fruit and bake at 180-200 C until the crumble is golden

As with all my recipes I invite you, actually  I encourage you, to play around until you get the taste you and your family like.  You may want more honey or maybe more coconut instead of almonds so go ahead and plonk it in. 🙂

Hope this finds you enjoying your week and seeing the sweetness in it regardless of the events around us.




Kapiti Women’s Expo!!


Well after a morning with intermittent Internet and then no Internet  I am finally online using himself’s personal hotspot!  It is times like this that you realise just how many things you need to do online!!

Thankfully not of all of life is like that and this coming Sunday will be one of those times.  Yes, this Sunday 15th November from 11.30 -4pm  I’m going to be part of the first ever Kapiti Women’s Expo being held at Kapiti Surf’s Turf in Mazengarb Reserve, Scaife Drive. Entry is FREE so make the most of it!

No need for Internet just an opportunity to meet lots of other like-minded women, time to relax, a chance to explore possibilities, lots to see and do along with opportunities to sample all of the great things there.  Come join us at this amazing event if you are in or near the Kapiti Coast this Sunday. Come listen, taste, have some fun and relax away your Sunday afternoon at Kapiti’s Very First Women’s Expo.

Kapiti Women's Expo 2016

There are so many great people involved and I’m lucky enough to be on the line up of speakers talking about ‘Creating a Stress-Less Life’. This will be a summary of my next e-book which I will be releasing at the end of the month and which you can get at a special price if you pre-order on the day.  I will also be offering a taster of reflexology for a donation so you can finally feel the benefits of having your feet massaged while you relax!

If you already know you love having your feet pampered then there will a chance to book a longer massage at a discounted price along with an opportunity to win a $50 gift voucher for a full reflexology session with me.  All money is going to my daughter to help her with fundraising for her Girl Guide Jamboree.

Speakers will be talking on a range of topics throughout the event with a space for you to sit and listen while enjoying your drink. Get your diary ready and see which ones you are going to be inspired by:

12 .00- Rosi Buttula (Gatsby Tapas)  – “Anything is Possible”

12.40 – Liz Mitchinson (Style Clinic) – “Personal Style”

1.20  –  Yossarian Fay (Becoming Healthy) – “Creating a Stress-Less Life”

2.00 – Tracey Jones (Share Finances) – TBA

2.40 – Lindsay Cowley (RimuChiro) – “Eating for Amazing Energy”

3.20 – Adelle Cherrill – “Success and Beyond”

4.00pm – Expo Ends

So…..Pop it in your diary and come enjoy the great vibe that will be happening at the Kapiti Women’s Expo this Sunday (15th November) in Kapiti Sports Turf, Scaife Drive for an afternoon to remember.