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Joanne

Join Date:
2011-10-03

About
I love to cook. Unfortunately, due to building, designing and decorating our new home, I find myself time poor. Therefore, my cooking adventures are limited to lunctime treates - toasties.

Blogs Owned

1. Building "The Rendezvous" with Ventura Homes

A blog about the design, construction and evolution of our home - The Rendezvous, built by Ventura Homes in Perth, Western Australia

Tags: Home, Design, Decorating, House

2. For The Love Of Toasties

Weekly toasted sandwich recipes, straight from my jaffle maker to you!

Tags: Recipe, Sandwich, Toastie, Cooking

3. Darkbyte's Dream House

A collection of achievable, smart ideas and interesting designs that I would love to include in my dream house.

Tags: home design, interior, exterior, house

Latest Blog Posts

  • Sold
    on Aug 25, 2015
    Hi all,Wow, won't bore you with all the details, but I wanted to take the opportunity to thankyou all for your support. Building that house is amongst one of my best achievements, the new owners will never know how much time, effort and money went...
  • Inspiration: Ventura Homes - The Indulgence Outdoor Bar
    on Oct 20, 2012 in Outdoor Ventura Homes Inspiration
    Unfortunately, I have not been able to visit the Indulgence display home by Ventura Homes to see this cabana in person, but from the photo it looks amazing. Imagine having this in your backyard! Image From: http://www.ventura-homes.com.au/home/so...
  • Halloween - Caramello Grave
    on Oct 2, 2012 in Chocolate
    Inspiration for today’s recipe comes from a relative of the modern toastie, the Toas-Tite (also known as a pudgy pie, mountain pie, flying saucer, etc). Toas-Tites are a branded camping (i.e. non-electrical) version of a toasted sandwich/jaffle mak...
  • Theme: Halloween
    on Oct 1, 2012 in Theme
    We will take a short break from our bachelor foods, for a seasonal challenge. I love Halloween, even though it is not widely celebrated in our area. To be honest, while I was growing up Halloween was known more for throwing eggs and covering trees in...
  • Inspiration: Houzz - Walk In Robe
    on Aug 25, 2012 in Walk In Robe Houzz
    Installing an ironing board in your walk in robe is a brilliant, yet simple idea. How many times have you pulled a piece of clothing out of the closet and found that it needs to be ironed? Instead of having to put something else on and walk to your t...
  • Bathroom Tapware Installation
    on Aug 9, 2012 in Update
    Long time no post :/ Apologies everyone. I will do a bit of back posting so we can all catch up on what has been going on. I thought I had better share a very important photo - my basins! It is so good to finally see one sitting on the Essa Stone to...
  • Bathroom Tapware Installation
    on Aug 9, 2012 in Update
    Long time no post :/ Apologies everyone. I will do a bit of back posting so we can all catch up on what has been going on. I thought I had better share a very important photo - my basins! It is so good to finally see one sitting on the Essa Stone to...
  • Toastie Party - Creamed Corn With Jalapeños Relish
    on Aug 1, 2012 in Jalapeños Egg Creamed Corn
    This toastie is just magical. To be honest I am at a loss for words to describe it. The lovely, yet occasionally bland combination of egg and creamed corn is brought to life by the tartness of the jalapeños relish. Or is it the other way around? Eit...
  • Theme: A Toastie Party
    on Aug 1, 2012 in Theme
    Bacon, creamed corn and cheese White chocolate, raspberry and ricotta cheese BBQ Meat Lovers Pizza We were dining with our foodie friends Jo and Markus one night. Jo and I were talking in the kitchen, when I mentioned this blog. I was am...
  • Desert - Peach Surprise
    on Jul 9, 2012 in Sour Cream Mixed Spice Sugar Peach
    MMMM desert toasties are fast becoming my favourite toasties. The crispness of the bread and the sweetness of the filling is just magical. The combination of mixed spice and sour cream complements the peaches beautifully. I will definitely be makin...
  • Much Ado About Tiles And Basins
    on Jul 6, 2012
    Area affected by the lack of tiles. *Sigh* probably not the best way to start a blog entry, but it sums it all up nicely. Our fashionably late Italian tiles have finally arrived, well, most of them. Apparently, the 300 x 300 mm sized tiles have been...
  • Much Ado About Tiles And Basins
    on Jul 6, 2012
    Area affected by the lack of tiles. *Sigh* probably not the best way to start a blog entry, but it sums it all up nicely. Our fashionably late Italian tiles have finally arrived, well, most of them. Apparently, the 300 x 300 mm sized tiles have been...
  • Not Much Happening
    on Jul 4, 2012
    Image Source: MyShowerGrateShop.com.au Our build has gotten to the stage where there is not a lot happening. Speedy Gonzales has left the building and his cousin Slowpoke Rodriguez has moved in. Hopefully, I will be able to pick up our bathroom bas...
  • Not Much Happening
    on Jul 4, 2012
    Image Source: MyShowerGrateShop.com.au Our build has gotten to the stage where there is not a lot happening. Speedy Gonzales has left the building and his cousin Slowpoke Rodriguez has moved in. Hopefully, I will be able to pick up our bathroom bas...
  • Desert - Apple Pie
    on Jul 2, 2012 in Cinnamon Brown Sugar Apple
    Apple pies are a wonderful, as are toasties. Today we combine the two. I must admit, I was surprised how good apple "pie" toasties taste, especially when served with ice cream. Toastie apple pies remind me of McDonald’s apple pies. They are sweet,...
  • Inspiration: Summit Homes - The Seasons Laundry
    on Jul 1, 2012 in Laundry Inspiration Summit Homes
    Previously, I had raved about the laundry from the Shangri-La display home by Ventura Homes. The Shangri-La design is great for large laundries. In contrast, I found this design by Summit Homes a great inspiration for a narrow/small laundry. To the...
  • Update - Essa Stone Bench Tops
    on Jun 30, 2012 in Update
    Today, we wandered past the house. As usual we were locked out. A peek through the window revealed our Essa Stone bench tops! It was great to see the kitchen island complete. I can not wait until our tile meeting (still not scheduled), when I will b...
  • Update - Essa Stone Bench Tops
    on Jun 30, 2012 in Update
    Today, we wandered past the house. As usual we were locked out. A peek through the window revealed our Essa Stone bench tops! It was great to see the kitchen island complete. I can not wait until our tile meeting (still not scheduled), when I will b...
  • Inspiration: Ventura Homes - Shangri-La Laundry
    on Jun 24, 2012 in Laundry Ventura Homes Inspiration
    When we were looking to build our first home, we spent a lot of time wandering around display homes. For the most part, a laundry was a laundry, until we came across the Shangri-La display home by Ventura Homes. This laundry is amazing, It is one of...
  • Inspiration - HomeOne: Kitchen Island Power Point
    on Jun 22, 2012 in HomeOne Kitchen Electrical
    Kitchen island power points are one of those necessary evils, I never know where to put them. Most people seem to utilise popup power points or mount standard power points on the side of the island.  While I was browsing the HomeOne forum I saw...
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