Create Perfect Shakes and Mocktails for the whole family this summer

Summer has finally arrived. Bring on the long hot balmy nights and family get-togethers over the Christmas and New Year holiday period. Its time to impress your friends and family with perfect shakes and mocktails to cool off from those long hot sunny days!

To make the experience easier and more enjoyable grab your stick mixer from the cupboard or kitchen bench, one of the best small kitchen appliances you will ever invest in. Try these simple shake and mocktail recipes to take the heat out of summer.

Cranberry Shake

You will need 200ml of cranberry juice, 1 frozen banana cut into pieces and one small scoop of vanilla ice cream. Ice cubes can be added if desired or water to reduce the consistency. Place ingredients into a suitable container and mix until desired consistency is reached. Pour into your favourite glass, sit back and enjoy!


The best pans to cook your favourite stir fry recipes this summer and welcome in the New Year with family and friends!

When cooking up a tasty stir fry this summer, only the best non stick pan will do. There are a few different reasons why stir fry recipes pack a real hit of flavour when cooked using the right pan. From tender, juicy meats, perfectly cooked rice to delicious seasonal vegetables, the possibilities are endless.
What are some of the advantages of using a quality easy clean wok to cook up your favourite stir fry dishes?

Cooking Made Easy

One of the issues with a traditional stir fry is that the wok (or similar pan) can become very dirty due to the accumulation of food debris during the cooking process. Thanks to modern technological advancements, PFOA free cooking surfaces such as the ceramic reinforced Greblon C3+ easy clean and scratch resistant coating are now available on the latest range of Woks, Griddle Pans and Fry Pans from Westinghouse Small Appliances.

Use the Best Cookware Set to Make these Delicious Home Made Summer Sauces

Nothing sets your taste buds racing more than the smell of a beautiful summer BBQ. Even better when you put in a little extra effort and create your own sauces to boot. Your friends and family are sure to be impressed. Here are some great ideas to go the extra mile at your next BBQ now summer has finally arrived.

Using a Stick Mixer

In order to make the perfect summer sauce, like salsa verde, place tomatillos, onion and garlic into a saucepan and blend ingredients together using a stick mixer until the consistency is even but not completely liquidised. Now add some chilli pepper, according to your taste, and heat for about ten minutes. Stir in some seasoning, ideally oregano, cumin and salt. Add a cup of water, if the salsa looks like it is drying out. Let mixture cool and serve in your favourite dish together with a big packet of corn chips!

Busting Kitchen Myths: Is the Best Cookware Set a Pain to Maintain?

Enamelled cast iron is renowned as the best cookware set to acquire for its premium quality features including long life, durability and nonreactive cooking surface. Some may have you believe maintaining these pots are a tedious task. To put such rumours to rest, here are some debunked myths about enamelled cast iron maintenance.

Myth 1: Cast iron isn’t as tough as they make it out to be. The first thing you will notice when you pick up your first cast iron pot is how heavy it feels and how thick its surfaces are. Cast iron cookware is very strong and durable. Following a few simple rules will ensure you get a long life out of your pots, in fact, many people pass down their enamelled cast iron pots along with favourite family recipes from generation to generation.

A List of Essential Kitchen Ware Every Homeowner Must Have

There is no doubt that every homeowner spends some time in his or her kitchen. This is one part of the house you can cook your favourite recipes and even unleash your hidden chef in creating new and mouth-watering dishes. Since kitchens are regarded as one of the most important parts of a house, it must also be equipped with appropriate wares and appliances, enabling you to whip up any dish you see fit.

While there is a huge range of kitchen ware available, a few specific essentials are must haves for every home.

How to Choose the Best Non-Stick Cookware Set for Your Needs

If you are thinking about upgrading your kitchen cookware collection then why not consider going for non-stick. Non stick cookware is covered in a special coating that allows you to cook up a storm in the kitchen without your food sticking to your pots and pans. Not only will your cookware be easier to clean but you can cook your favourite dishes using less oil which makes them healthier, too. When it comes to choosing cookware you have many options available to you – here are a few ways to help you choose the best cookware set for your needs.

Cook a Great-Tasting Pan-Seared Fish Using the Best Non Stick Fry Pan

When it comes to food, nothing compares to the taste of delicate fishes like cod, stripped bass, halibut, and swordfish. Since the Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend having one to two servings of fish per week, learning how to cook these fishes to perfection is a skill worth knowing.

One problem most people encounter, however, is difficulty in pan-searing these delicate fish in their skillets. These kinds of fish are notorious for sticking and falling apart in the pan, mainly due to the chemical reaction between the meat’s protein and the cookware’s surface. Not to worry, when you use the best non stick fry pan, you can easily pan-sear a crispy and healthy fish fillet following these simple steps.