Whisk & Pin product review (Cranberry & Orange Organic Pancake Mix)

February 28 2016

Whisk & Pin organic orange cranberry pancake mix l a splash of vanilla

When I hashtagged Whisk & Pin in on the above photo on Instagram, they asked if I’d like to do a review and I said of course!

I’ve been a regular customer of Blue Mountains gourmet food company Whisk & Pin for quite a few years now – they boast both a store and an online company and are a very reliable and friendly crew.  They sell products such as baking mixes, a variety of dried fruits, cookies, gluten-free goods, tea, jam, gift hampers and chocolate, including rocky road.  Among other items, I can vouch for the rocky road a thousand times (t’s so good it’s evil) and I’ve also purchased a gluten free hamper as a gift for a family member, and they loved it.

So I a whipped up a serious stack recently, which you can see above, using their cranberry & orange organic pancake mix and they were beautifully fluffy with a distinct orange flavour and pieces of cranberries throughout.  I used buttermilk to make mine and piled them with heaps of summer fruit and maple syrup, it made for a super decadent breakfast.


I was asked to do this review by Whisk & Pin via one of my images spotted on Instagram. All opinions are mine.

Valentines Day chocolate mousse pie with chocolate hearts

February 13 2016

Valentines Day chocolate mousse with heart toppers l a splash of vanillaInspired by this lovely idea the other day, I thought I’d whip up some home-made chocolate hearts to serve with an old recipe for chocolate mousse pie.  You can stick whatever you like onto the hearts and they’re super easy, yet make chocolate desserts and cakes looks so cute.

And although I don’t feel so creative lately with recipes and such, I couldn’t let Valentines go by without making something.  Particularly something so rich, decadent and full of cream.

I hope everyone has a great day with someone cuddly to spend it with

Valentines Day chocolate mousse with heart toppers l a splash of vanilla

Valentines Day chocolate mousse with heart toppers l a splash of vanilla

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Happy Friday

February 5 2016

Because of the power board being upgraded at our place along with a heatwave, for the past few days we were on a staycation at Southbank not too far from us!  We stayed in a lovely hotel with a beautiful view, nice food and lots of fun places nearby.

The first building is a new tower being built in Brisbane and the 3rd pic down is my old alma mater and where my other half works now.

Have a lovely weekend all.1 William St bokeh l a splash of vanilla

Continental breakfast l a splash of vanilla

QUT l a splash of vanilla

1 William St l a splash of vanilla

Burger Urge l a splash of vanilla

Brisbane skyline l a splash of vanilla

Night city skyline l a splash of vanilla

Doughnut time l a splash of vanilla