Now is the perfect time to fill your cup with moments of inner peace and allow yourself to slow down and relax. Take a break, meditate, spoil yourself, find a great book, or simply do something that sparks your happiness.
Find the JOY in your past, your present and most importantly, in your everyday-ordinary.
Our Past JOY
Grandma’s recipes or tastes from long ago ~ these are the moments from past memories of something delicious that you can now rediscover and ponder from the joy that will live on in your memory forever.
Grandmas Vanilla Sponge Cake Recipe
- 1/3 cup (50g) plain flour
- 1/3 cup (50g) self-raising flour
- 1/3 cup (50g) Cornflour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 4 eggs (at room temperature)
- 2/3 cup (150g) caster sugar
- Whipped cream, for filling
- Fresh fruit, for filling
- Icing sugar, for dusting
Grease 2 x deep, 20cm round cake tins with butter (be generous) and line bases with baking paper. Sift flours and salt together three times to ensure the flour is light and fluffy.
Preheat oven to 180C. Using an electric beater or mixer, beat eggs and sugar in a large bowl on medium-high speed for 6 minutes, or until mixture is thick, pale and tripled in volume. You can tell that the mixture is ready if you sneak a taste and can no longer feel the sugar granules on your tongue.
Gradually sift flour mixture over egg mixture while at the same time folding in with a large metal spoon until just combined. Be very gentle for this step to keep the air in the batter. Divide mixture between the 2 prepared tins. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cakes have shrunk away from the sides slightly and spring back when gently touched.
Turn out onto baking paper-lined wire racks. Carefully peel away the baking paper, then leave to cool. Be gentle for this step to ensure that the cake maintains it's spongey air.
Fill with whipped cream and add your choice of fresh fruit on top. Our favourite is a mixture of berries ! Dust with icing sugar.
Our Present Joy
Sunshine, food and medicine for the soul – bring nature into your space and take the time of meditative presentation, bringing quiet and mindfulness into your day.
Our Future Joy
Self-care means taking the time to give yourself permission to pause. To take a moment to ground and centre, ready for your week ahead.