Monthly Archives: June 2013

How do I convert my Nana’s apple tart recipe so I can eat it gluten-free?

First, look at your Nan’s recipe. Whenever it calls for 1 cup of gluten flour (or just you know, flour) substitute 140 grams of your favorite gluten-free flour mix. Here is a run down of some gluten-free flour mixes. That’s … Continue reading

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Lemon Treats (Gluten & Dairy free)

Makes about 18 Ingredients 1 cup chopped pitted dates 1 cup raw walnuts 1 cup sesame seeds 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest 1/2 cup unsweetened dried coconut flakes Method Place dates, walnuts, sesame seeds, lemon … Continue reading

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What colour are you feeling?

Warm Colours Did you know that in general, warm colours make you happier and more comfortable? Using bold shades of red, orange and yellow can stimulate the mind and have an energizing effect on the body. Not so good at … Continue reading

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Homemade Play Dough

Homemade Play Doh 1/2 cup flour 1/4 cup salt 1/2 cup water 1/2 tablespoon oil 1/2 tsp cream of tartar a few drops of food colouring Mix all but the last ingredient in a small saucepan. Cook over a very … Continue reading

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Holiday activities for kids (winter edition)

1.  Read a book. There are mountains of free books to borrow at your local library. You can let the kids pick their own to read or simply look through the pictures. You can have story time together and read … Continue reading

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Coming soon!

Just a quick post for the fantastic fans and curious wanderers that stumble across this before July 1st. Welcome, and thanks for visiting the site of Brick Road Creative Studios! If you like quality handmade Australian goods, getting organised, being … Continue reading

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How to plan a new project AND still have time for everything else

We all have the same amount of time in each day. But why is it that some people seem to get so much more done than others?? Well I’ll tell you. The key to having more time is… planning. The … Continue reading

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