Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Time for a new blog...

I'm no longer running my craft business Polka Dot Rabbit, haven't been for some time, and after a long hiatus, I've decided to do some blogging again.

You can read my new blog, Consuming Cate over at

What will I talk/write about:

  • Daily happenings and a few pics
  • new recipes, with an emphasis on plant based recipes
  • Travelling
  • The process of writing a novel
  • New workshops and creative projects.
Maybe you'd like to join me? 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Winter Warmer Fundraiser

I wanted to take the opportunity to invite you along to our upcoming Green Renters fundraiser.  We decided to do something a bit different than the typical film screenings and trivia nights and we've paired with fellow Brunswick business Olive Grove to host an in-store evening of magic, shadow puppetry, jazz music, mulled wine, fashion and more with proceeds split between us and Olive Grove. There'll be hourly give aways and lots of entertainment and of course, mulled wine! I'll also be making my very special vegan chocolate crackles!

Every ticket sold includes a complimentary glass of mulled wine and books by Brunswick publishers, Aduki Press. 

Tuesday 14th August
Olive Grove Studios
159 Sydney Rd, Brunswick
 Tickets $8/$10

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Make your own jams and preserves workshop

 We've a couple of places left in Sunday's jams and preserves workshop in Brunswick, Melbourne.

Ever wanted to make your own jam but not sure how? Do you have a glut of zucchinis or beetroot in the garden and would like to make something with them? This hands on workshop will show you the basics of preserving, including preparation, jar sterilisation, setting points and bottling of chutneys and jams.

You'll be involved in making preserves using seasonal fruit and vegetables, and all participants will receive a couple of jars to take home.

Tastings include onion jam, lemon butter, rhubarb jam and tomato kasundi and a yummy devonshire tea for all. 
Only $25
To book go to:

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I'm busy this week with:

Organising recipes for Saturday's (booked out!) Jam and Preserves workshop

Looking after Mr Pablo, he's been unwell and had an injection of antibiotics at the vet. Here he is enjoying the sun through the office window!

Making double door snakes for our winter warmer packs at the Green Renters shop

Reading crime fiction like this

and watching this at the cinema

Laughing at this video (I'm sure it will amuse food bloggers everywhere) :

Other less pictorial tasks include writing multiple grants, applying for jobs ( I have a interview on skype next week with a company in Israel), working on a vegan lemon butter recipe and getting looking forward to the the comedy fest.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Things I like today

Loving these chairs
Still love the work of Olle Eksell

A lovely idea for upcycling an old atlas

Such a lovely country style kitchen

haha this made me laugh! I'd like to join a book club. I started a crime fiction one last year but got too busy with NEIS and Green Renters to do anything about it.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Things I like today

Orla Kiely does fashion! Available here

Such a gorgeous yellow jute rug

Very cute owl cushion

Mr Pablo decided my next job for the day was patting him.

How lovely is this wallpaper?