Tuesday, May 26, 2015

REVIEW - Pic’s Peanut Butter

There is a new kid on the block.
The Peanut Butter block that is.
It’s nutty and it is delicious.
It is also well travelled.

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Made in New Zealand and using Australian Nuts
Pic’s Peanut Butter tastes the way peanut butter should.
Oh and when the label says “Really Good”
What it really means is… it really is GOOD!

Made from just roasted peanuts and a dash of sea salt,
(there is a no salt version too),
The first thing you notice is the taste.
Yeah I can hear you say DER OF COURSE
BUT…
The taste isn’t like your a-typical peanut butter.
It’s better.
Why is it better?
Because what you taste is peanut butter.
It really does taste like peanuts.
It doesn’t taste like peanuts and something else.
It tastes like peanuts.

Give me a good peanut butter
And I will give to you a good satay chicken.

SATAY CHICKEN (to feed my hungry satay-lovin’ family of 6)

7 chicken thighs, cut into bite size (or there about) pieces.
As many vegetables as I could pull from the fridge
1 Onion, chopped
2 teaspoons crushed garlic
1/2 cup Pic’s Crunchy Peanut Butter
2 tablespoons red curry paste
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 tomatoes (roughly chopped)
1 can light coconut cream.

Cook onion in a little oil, till translucent.
Add garlic and chicken. Cook till chicken is brown.
Stir in peanut butter, soy sauce and curry paste.
Make sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom of your wok/frying pan.
Once the chicken is coated
Add the vegetables and coconut cream.
Stir these through.
Cook till the vegetables are how you like them
(soft or crunchy… you choose).
Toss in tomatoes, stir through.
Serve with rice or similar.
We had cauliflower rice.

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The other thing I should mention is the packaging.
Why?
Because it’s not a-typical either!
It is funny and informative.
You will get ideas on how to recycle the jar, on their blog,
Which is glass not plastic (that gets a tick from me too!).
AND (if that wasn’t enough) make sure you check out the label.
I won’t give it away but
You need to buy a jar of Pic’s
Empty it
(probably not in one sitting, unless you have a big spoon!)
When it’s empty
Pour some hot water into the jar
The glue, holding the label, will then loosen.
Now check out the back of the label.
Nope, still not giving you hints as to what you will find.
But you need to do it.
As for me…
I am now craving a toasted peanut butter and banana sandwich!

Pic’s 380g glass jars of peanut butter
is available from your local Coles supermarket,
as well as independent retailers across Australia RRP $7.50.
You can also order online for international sales.
For further information about Pic’s visit
reallygood.co.nz
Facebook: reallygoodpeanutbutter 
Pinterest: picsrgpb
Twitter: @picsrgpb 
Instagram: picsrgpeanutbutter

Disclosure: This is not a paid sponsored post.
I received a jar of Pic’s Peanut Butter,
to use for review purposes,
and all opinions expressed are purely my own.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Cocoa Daisy April 2015 Kit “5 O’clock”

A slow postal service meant
My April Cocoa Daisy kit was super late in arriving.
Sadly, for you, the kit is now sold out
But on the upside I now have some layouts to share with you.

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A play on words to mark a milestone.
She no longer needs her plate tightened.
THAT is a BIG deal!

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Working lots means less time at home to create.
Battling a head cold as well means creativeness is harder.
This next page was all about letting go and just creating.

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The page is all about being there in the tough times
And being in the sunshine together.

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Loved this piece of pattern paper from Basic Grey.
Adored the colours and used them as the basis for this page.
I altered the wood veneer and enamel shapes
With black nail polish.

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Beginning of this month she turned 12.
Turning 12 meant she is now allowed to sit in the front passenger seat in the van.
She was very happy about turning 12.

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Saturday, May 09, 2015

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

It’s not too late!
Tomorrow is Mother’s Day.
What does that make you think of?
Crumbs in bed?
Pampering?
Being reminded of all things lovely?
I’ve been thinking about Mother’s Day
And what perfect gifts may look like.
Anything coffee related sure does get a tick from me.

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Anything craft/photo related gets a tick too.
I’ve been having fun with the Fujifilm Instax Share and I have to tell you…
I think any Mum would love one of these!

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A book is another great gift idea.
A book voucher is an even better idea,
You can’t go wrong then!

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Oh and time to sit and read it would be just as wonderful
Don’t you think?

Time out is another winner!
Sleep ins are a favourite of mine.
A bath or a spa might be something your Mum might enjoy.

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But one thing is sure just a moment of quiet
Is going to be something she’d love.

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But one thing is for sure,
Just saying Thanks Mum or I love you Mum or even a hug
Is the best gift you’ll ever give your Mum.
Sometimes we forget and Mother’s Day
Is a great way to be reminded.

PS I am in need of new slippers…

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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Jot Magazine May 2015 Mood Board

The new mood board is up on the blog at Jot Magazine.

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Just loved the bold colours.
Used a stencil from Flutterby Designs to create my background.

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Printed off the free printable from Jody.

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And added my own words.

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The results…

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Monday, May 04, 2015

Kraft Plus May Challenge

The new challenge is up at Kraft Plus 

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Inspired by the colours, design and textures of the mood board (kraft board)

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This is what I created.

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Make sure you see the challenge blog for details.

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