K Gets Organised

February 11, 2016 11:08 pm | Make a Comment

Meet Kelsie White! A to-do list addict, graphic designer and coffee lover with a passion for water coloured paints and beautiful hand-made goodies. She is also the brains behind the creative business keeping everyone in check: K Gets Organised.

When did you start? Why did you start? What is your vision and dreams for your future and your business?

About 2014 I started to make stationery to help me through the last of my degree studying political science and international relations. I couldn’t find the stationery to help me stay motivated, plan my schedule and keep on top of my work so I decided to make it!

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What are some of your favourite products at the moment? How can we buy them?

Of my own products? I’m in love with the mint and pink planners – both monthly and to do list – they work so well together that they’re always on my desk and getting scribbled on!

www.kgetsorganised.bigcartel.com

Tell us about your biggest success? Proudest moment with the business

Everytime someone asks me to design something specifically for them is an honour – it’s incredible to have them believe in my ability and put their trust in me to create something they love.

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If you could give a piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would that be?
If you could give some words of support to a fellow business owner who is struggling with motivation or self confidence right now, what would that be?

Really, really love the idea and really, really love the business model you choose.

“Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.”

What things do you think you’re amazing at in your business? What things do you not like doing, or wish you knew more about?

I really love reaching out to my community of paper lovers. I love hearing their feedback, about what’s going on for them, what products they’d love to see or what they want more of and it’s absolutely priceless to have them.

Tax and accounting practices. Someone please make this a more enjoyable aspect of the business running process!

Tell us some of your own favourite local business owners / brands!
Plus any other comments!

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I’m in love with Little Bambino who makes childrens cushions I have on my own bed and Common Ground because of the support and hard work they put behind running their collective.

 

K Gets Organised

Have you ever written a to-do list the size of your arm?
Have you ever wanted more hours in the day and more space on your page?
How many times have you felt like you were forgetting something important?

…Look no further, weary traveller…

Stationery, planners, gifts, cards, wrapping paper and more!

hello@kgetsorganised.com

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Serving a Vintage Experience: Introducing Our Dishy Dames

February 8, 2016 12:29 pm | Make a Comment

Meet Our Dishy Dame Aly: Pop Slinger Extraordinaire!

Our dishy dames are the face of Delish Ice. They are the ones that bring our vintage experience to life. With their vintage dresses and bright red lipsticks they sling pops to our lovely customers all summer long.

As they work so hard we thought it would be a nice tribute to personally introduce you to some of our dishy dames over the next few months.

This month we interviewed Aly who has been with us since the summer of 2014.


 

Aly Our Dishy Dame


 

Aly joined Delish Ice in February 2014, during the height of the summer season. She’d just moved to Perth from Brisbane and had only been in Perth for about a week before she started slinging pops.

Being our busiest period we really threw her into the deep end!

She was a delight to work with from the get-go. And being new to Perth it was a great way for her to get to know the City and what it has to offer.

Here is what Aly had to say about her vintage experience working for Delish Ice.

How did you become a dishy dame?

My good friend Rikki suggested I should get in touch with Katie (owner and founder of Delish Ice) to see if she needed someone to help her during the busy months. I jumped at the chance!

What do you like best about working for Delish Ice?

Definitely meeting new people… And wearing red lipstick!

Working out of a vintage caravan always proves a good talking point. It’s always a pleasure to chat to happy customers. We would constantly receive compliments about our ice pops and our vintage caravans, Poppy and Hoffman.

Is this your full time job – or do you have another day job?

I’m a primary school teacher during the week.

Previously I was only working part-time as a teacher, but this has recently changed to full-time. Sadly, this has meant I must wave goodbye to my Delish Ice days with a very heavy heart.


 

Aly's Last Day at Delish Ice

Photo: Sad Face – Aly’s Last Day Slinging Pops


Tell us a bit about yourself and your hobbies?

I’m a super-keen photographer. I also love movies… And travelling too!

Lately, most of my time has been spent with my partner and his gorgeous three year old daughter. We go on amazing adventures to the park, pool, beach and the zoo.

Describe a typical day working for Delish Ice

Very early starts! Which means lots of coffee from a neighbouring stall to get me going in the morning.

Whilst I’m drinking my morning latte it’s all about setting up. Inevitably that would involve asking a stranger for some help. I’m a bit shorter than the average dishy dame.

Once we have the bubble machine blowing and the music is playing it’s all about chatting to the passers by and offering samples.

Tell us an interesting story about something a little bit ‘out of the ordinary’ that happened whilst working for Delish Ice?

I was working the Beaufort Street Festival in 2014, with Camille one of Delish Ice’s other dishy dames (you’ll meet her later).  We were absolutely slammed the whole time we were there.

We spent nearly the entire time serving ice pops non-stop. It was hard work, but we made it fun by dancing, laughing and chatting to all the customers. We had an awesome time! Somehow we managed to work around each other – even though Poppy has a pretty tiny work space. Together we were a well oiled machine. It was a great night – I don’t think I’ve unwrapped so many pops in one shift.


 

Aly's Ice Pop Tattoo

Photo: Aly’s Ice Pop Tattoo – Something to Remember Us By


What do you think of the ice pops and which flavour is your favourite?

Love them! How could you not?

My first favourite was the Sour Plum and Orange. We haven’t had it for a couple of years, but it’s delicious. It’s the flavour I chose for the little cross stitch pop I made. It now sits in a frame on Poppy’s shelf as a reminder I once worked there.

I’m also a huge fan of the Iced Coffee flavour.

When people look stuck for choice and ask for a recommendation I always suggest the Basil and Elderflower. It’s not one people would automatically choose – probably because it sounds a bit different. But, 99 times out of 100 people will love it!

What is your most favourite event/wedding/festival you have been too, whilst working for Delish Ice?

Weddings are great, but I think my favourite has to be the Manning Markets. I love the ritual of the farmers markets. It’s a dog friendly event and i enjoy the atmosphere as a whole. Early morning starts can be rough, but once I’m up and coffee’d it’s always a great day.


 

Want to Hire Delish Ice For Your Next Vintage Experience?

Please contact us to find out more about our vintage experience, or visit Your Experiences for more information. Our Dishy Dames can’t wait to serve you!

Wedding tips for Perth couples courtesy of Jae from Mai Tai Designz

February 3, 2016 8:00 am | Make a Comment

After a long time texting and Facebook messaging the other week, I finally had the pleasure of catching up with Jae from Mai Tai Designz – wedding stylist and up-cycler extraordinaire,  with a keen eye for detail.

Never having met before, we chatted for ages. Jae was oh so helpful and exuded such warmth and friendliness I instantly wanted to be her BFF! (Tell me if that sounds a bit creepy!)

Jae was a wealth of information, having planned and styled her own wedding recently and now many others, I got her to spill the beans on some things she’s learnt along the way.

Q & A With Jae, Mai Tai Designz

What are three top tips for planning a beach ceremonyShoe Station

  • Always attend the beach at the time of your proposed Ceremony to check the tides, crowds and general weather!
  • Remember to keep your guests (and yourselves!) cool by including parasols, hand fans, hydration stat
    ons & Popsicles!
  • Shoe Stations are a great idea for your guests, a place to sit down & pop their heels off before they get sandy toes!

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  • Always source a shaded area for your event to keep yourselves & guests cool!
  • Opt for a Ceremony start time after 4pm to avoid Perths scorching summer heat!
  • Keep guests hydrated with Beverage Stations or personalised Popsicles!

Your three top wedding venues

Salt on the Beach

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Salt on the Beach – North Fremantle
You can’t beat the sand between your toes, followed by canapés & cocktails & of course the most amazing sunset over our very ow
n Indian Ocean!

Core Cider House – Pickering Brook
Weaving through the apple orchards
to your secluded ceremony by the lake, followed by a night under the stars amongst the fields (coupled with AMAZING local cider!)

Barrett Lane – Herne Hill
DIY Heaven! Beautiful gardens & function room set between the vineyards at the end of a long windy road (think quaint rustic homestead!) where you can decide on every little detail you want from organising your own catering, bar staff & theme to perfectly suit your event!

Three top tips for saving money

  • DIY! Get creative & involve your bridesmaids, mums and family members to help!
  • Source upcycled & pre loved items you can re use & sell afterwards!
  • Choose to hold your Event on a Thursday or a Sunday (many venues have great discounts on these days!)

 A disaster that you have seen and how it could have been avoided

Always meet with your celebrant at your venue prior to your ceremony! Meeting them for the first time & trying to organise the ‘most important walk of your life’ infront of your onlooking guests is not the way to make an entrance!

Tell us about yourself and Mai Tai and what you do and how you can help

After organising my own wedding several years ago, I found that I had no one to assist on the big day to bring all of my ideas, hard work & personal touches together, as I didn’t want to burden friends and family with the many tasks needing to be done to ensure the overall smooth running of the day! (And God forbid be called a Bridezilla!)

So in early 2014, Mai Tai Designz was born. Aptly named after my favourite Hawaiian honeymoon cocktail & our Rhodesian ridgeback puppy, I started to begin acquiring hire items and planning Weddings, engagements, baby showers, birthdays and basically any special occasion that needed a little (to alot) of assistance!

With an extensive background in Corporate Event management from years in the UK and a keen eye for detail from my day job as a Forensic Investigator – my 2 passions finally came together!

Together we can plan, hire, style, setup & dismantle your event (no matter the size or time of day!) leaving you to enjoy your day with friends and family!

How can people  connect with you

You can find us on Facebook, Instagram and at: www.maitaidesignz.com.au

We would love to help organise your next event, please email us on:

Maitaidesignz@hotmail.com

 

If you are planning a beach or garden ceremony during summer let us keep your guests cool, calm and collected with our delicious iced treats served with style.

 

 

5 Easy Poptail Recipes For A Summer Party

February 1, 2016 10:56 am | Make a Comment

Boozy Ice Pop Recipes You Can Make At Home

There is something quite fun – and a little bit naughty – about turning a regular ice pop into a boozy poptail.

We love them here at Delish Ice.

Obviously they are not something you can serve every day, so we like to save them for a special occasion.

We have trawled the internet and come up with 5 delightful poptail recipes that are sure to get your guests in the mood at your next shindig.

Sorry kids, but it’s adults only!

Dirty Pirate Poptail

The Dirty Pirate

From Endless Simmer

This recipe takes the classic rum and coke and adds a little twist – Kahlua.

If you want a variation you can replace the Kahlua with peach schnapps for a Dirty Pirate Hooker.

You will need:

  • 2 ½ cups Coke (partially flat is best)
  • ⅓ cup Rum
  • ⅓ cup Kahlua (or peach schnapps)

Instructions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together and pour the mixture into popsicle moulds.
  2. Freeze overnight.

The Mojito

From Practically Functional

The Basil, Mint and Citrus flavours inside this Mojito poptail brings a real summer freshness to your palate.

It’s a real treat. And the good thing is you can leave out the rum if you want a kid-friendly version.

You will need:

  • 12 fresh mint leaves
  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 ½ cups freshly squeezed orange juice (about 3-5 oranges)
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2 ½ teaspoons of sugar (to balance out the sharpness of the citrus)
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 2 tablespoons rum

Instructions:

  1. Juice the oranges, lemon and lime into a bowl.
  2. Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until combined.
  3. Being careful to avoid the froth, pour the mixture into the popsicle moulds.
  4. Freeze overnight.

Baileys and Coffee

From Marla Meredith

Who doesn’t like Baileys!? It’s so deliciously creamy and indulgent. Add some coffee and you have a fantastic after dinner poptail. You’ll love them!

You will need:

  • ½ cup cream
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons cane sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • ¼ cup Baileys Irish Cream

Instructions:

  1. Bring all the ingredients (except the Baileys) to a simmer over a low heat. Stir and remove from the heat when well combined.
  2. Transfer into a container and place in the fridge for about 1 hour to cool.
  3. Once cooled mix with the Baileys Irish Cream and pour into the popsicle moulds.
  4. Freeze overnight.

Cucumber Gin and Tonic

From MyDomaine

These boozy ice pops are so refreshing for a hot summer’s day. The crisp cucumber slices really help to add depth and delight.

We recommend making two batches. They are so moreish you can’t help but have another!

You will need:

  • 3 cups tonic water
  • ¼ cup gin
  • Juice from half a lime
  • ½ cup cucumber slices

Instructions:

  1. Mix together the tonic, gin and lime juice.
  2. Place the cucumber slices into the popsicle moulds, then pour in the gin and tonic mix.
  3. Freeze overnight

Blueberry Prosecco Poptail

Blueberry Prosecco

From Austins & Co

This is a fabulous popsicle when you want something a little more classy. The Prosecco and the blueberries compliment each other so well. Perfect for a summer wedding. Definitely one of our favourites!

You will need:

  • ½ cup Blueberries
  • Juice and zest from 1 lime
  • Prosecco

Instructions:

  1. Mix together the blueberries, lime juice and lime zest. We like to leave the blueberries whole, but you can squash them with the back of a fork and make a paste if you want something smoother.
  2. Spoon the mixture into popsicle moulds – freeze for about an hour if you have opted for the paste.
  3. Top up with Prosecco and freeze overnight.

TIP:

To make sure the popsicle sticks set in the right place, freeze the popsicles for a couple of hours before adding the sticks. This will help hold them in place.

When you are ready to serve your ice pops run the moulds under warm (not hot) water to make them easier to remove.


 

Don’t Fancy Making Your Own Poptails?

If you are planning an event with a twist, why not hire Delish Ice to serve your guests? We are happy to create bespoke ice pops and poptails just for you. Get in touch to find out more. We are waiting to delight you!

How An Ice Pop Dream Became a Mobile Food Van Reality

January 26, 2016 10:28 am | Make a Comment

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Katie’s Story: From Concept to Reality, The Birth of Delish Ice

Swinging 50’s vibes, bubble machines and pink flamingoes – and of course deliciously refreshing handmade ice pops – is what Delish Ice is all about. These are all the things that sum up my business and make it successful. But getting to this point was a real labour of love, let me tell you! Here is my story of how I gave birth to this fantastic vintage mobile ice pop idea.

How the Idea For Delish Ice Was Born

For a long, long time I had a yearning to start a business. There was entrepreneurial spirit in me that just kept niggling away until I found something tangible to pursue.

I was always coming up with little hair-brained schemes in my head but nothing quite stuck there. Then one day back in January 2010 something sparked in my head as I picked up a copy of Donna Hay’s magazine. It had popsicles on the front cover and my brain kicked into overdrive.

The ice pops looked delicious. They would be easy to make, would keep overheads to a minimum and I loved food. Wow! This could work I thought to myself.

Having done some research I quickly found there was no one else in Western Australia producing handmade artisan ice pops. Or even in Australia as far as I could see. I thought about my weekend at Southbound a couple of years earlier – trying to set up a tent on a scorcher of a day and nearly getting heatstroke – and I realised popsicles would be great at music festivals and other events to help people keep cool. I was on to a winner!

Turning a Dream Into a Business Reality

Following my ‘eureka’ moment I spent the next 6-7 months in the lead up to the following summer building a business plan to prove I could turn it into a full-time business. This involved importing the moulds and a special freezer, getting my branding done, creating a website, finding and renovating Poppy (my small vintage caravan), getting health approval, looking for events and testing out ice pop recipes.

Time ticked by very quickly with so much to do and it was soon December 2010.  With my little engel freezer filled with ice pops, Dad and I drove down with Poppy and set up for my first gig – the Margaret River Farmers Market. I was so excited! From that moment on I knew this was my future.

Setting Sail… And Speeding Off

To say my business took off was an understatement. With so many summer events in and around Perth to peddle my ice pops at I was kept extremely busy over the next couple of years. During those two years I was running my business from Margaret River. But with a large portion of my events closer to Perth I decided to relocate to Fremantle.

The business kept growing and growing and I was soon having to turn down events. Something every business owner hates to do. It was clear I needed another caravan… and fast!

A browse on Gumtree one day proved fruitful. I saw a big old wooden caravan in Northam that was being sold, but needed some TLC. Ben, my carpenter cousin who has been an amazing supporter of Delish Ice from the start, suggested I should buy the van and he would renovate it.

It was a massive labour of love. After a few months of hard graft Hoffman was ready to rock n’ roll.

Peddling pops was not all that Hoffman was good for. Like a true entrepreneur I quickly realised he could be utilised for two purposes. Peddling ice pops by day and a mobile bar at night. This would bring another revenue stream into the business. Perfect!

I had a keg system installed and gave him his own personality. Now poppy has a big, dapper boyfriend who moonlights at weddings and parties as a mobile bar.

Some Challenges Are Worth The Hard Graft

I can’t deny that getting to this point hasn’t been hard work.

The biggest challenge for me has been looking after myself and trying not to burn out.  I haven’t been particularly successful with this, but I’m getting better at it.

When you get overworked it’s easy to get overwhelmed, sensitive, emotional and question yourself. As a business owner and entrepreneur it’s an emotional roller coaster as it is. My advice to anyone looking to follow their business dreams is to be strong, stay focused on your vision and have confidence in yourself. There are ups and downs but you get through them.

A particular challenge I am facing at the moment is to learn how to distance myself from my phone and my computer when it’s time to relax. Taking time out for myself, my partner and my friends and family has become particularly prominent for me recently having worked solidly for the last five years. Having a good team of people around me who can take the strain helps immensely.

Change is Good

The first five years of owning your own business is the toughest. Key tips for survival include making a commitment, having a long-term plan and planning for success. You also need to be open to new ideas and don’t be afraid of change. Change is good.

My business has grown and evolved significantly over the last five years. That really excites me because I think about where or what it will be in another five years time. Who knows!

The biggest things that have changed for me are:

  1. Relocating. Moving from Margaret River to Fremantle has brought me closer to the city and all the action.
  2. My branding. I used a crowdsourcing website for my first logo because I didn’t know any better at the time. It was fine at the beginning, but then I really started to detest it. It became embarrassing. I know that branding looks to be an expensive investment but I cannot stress enough the importance of a great brand.
  3. Getting hired help. I used to do everything myself.. well, mostly. I have had some truly amazing and supportive friends and family that have been invaluable from the beginning. As the years have progressed I have tried to take myself out of the business more and more, so it is not so reliant on me. I have a great team around me now. In the kitchen, at events, social media experts, bloggers, administration, bookkeeping and mentors. If you are struggling to do things alone just start out small. Get confident in handing tasks over to people and you’ll soon see the results. It’s worth it!

A Typical Day in Paradise For a Business Owner

Let me tell you, there is no typical day when you own your own business. But that is obvious, right?

I would like to have a better routine in my life, but I haven’t managed it so far. During the week I am making pops, cleaning the vans, answering emails, talking to clients and event organisers, getting ready for the week ahead. At the weekend is when the events kick in. Markets, festivals, weddings and parties, you name it we do it!

The best part of my day is meeting new people. Seeing our loyal customers who have been with us since the beginning is always a pleasure. It’s what makes my job fun.

I run a business where I get to create delicious treats, go to different places around Western Australia, hang out in vintage caravans in pretty dresses surrounded by pink flamingoes and floating bubbles. Pretty amazing if you ask me!

This Is Just the Beginning

Wow! It has been quite a journey when I read this post back. A rollercoaster of a ride with lots of fun, adventure, hard work and some tears. Lots of happy memories, but with plenty more to come. That, I can be damn sure of. Where I will be in five years time I don’t know, but I know it will be fun getting there.


 

Are You Planning An Event?

Why not hire Delish Ice for your next celebration? From weddings to parties, corporate events to brand activations, we’ve got you covered. Contact us today to find out more, or visit our Your Experiences page for more information.

Delish Ice Charity Giveaway

January 20, 2016 12:08 am | Make a Comment

A little bit of background

I really realised and appreciated the efforts of volunteers, charity and community after moving back to my little home town Cowaramup, after many years of being away.

It was here that saw me launch Delish Ice (although since relocated to Perth), and still the support I get from people down there being from “Down South” still fills me with gratitude.

My family having lived down that way for several generations had much involvement around the town, and I saw how the efforts of the community members made the town what it was. From the outside you’d not really know who was making sure the sporting grounds were well tended for, the parks mowed, the community facilities cared for, but dig a little deeper and you’d soon find a committed group of individuals who did it because they loved the town they lived in and wanted everyone who lived there to enjoy it. There was a real sense of care and pride.

One of the main drivers for Delish Ice is the want to spread joy and delight in whatever way we can. Be that a smile or a wave from one of our lovely team, surprising you with our bubbles as you wander past, or the kids taking great pleasure in popping as many as they can. Clicking your fingers and tapping your feet with our swinging tunes. Oh, and of course tickling your taste buds with our treats.

As an extension to all this, I have really wanted to give more back to the community and those that altruistically dedicate their time to their cause. Problem is, I am a little indecisive and a big softy and I have wrestled with who to align ourselves with.

So I thought, why choose just one!

The Prize

We’d dearly love to find out more about all the wonderful organisations out there in Perth and how we can help! Once a month until the end of summer we’d love to gift a Whole Cart and Caboodle full of pops to a group. You can do with them as you please. Treat some very deserving volunteers, clients, or use them as part of a fundraising campaign to bring in some much needed funds. It’s up to you.

This prize is valued at around $900.

A couple of little things. Please note we stop production and go into hibernation between May and September. Preferably you would use this prize this summer. The cart is subject to availabil021 Delish Flip 150117 Jessica Wyldity as we have lots of bookings already this year, but of course we will see what we can do! Weekdays have much more availability that weekends. The prize is offered around Perth. If you would like us to serve the pops, service time is for up to two hours.

I think that is it!

How to enter

If you’d love to enter please complete this form. We also offer assistance to groups looking to fundraise, so if you have any fundraising events coming up,  tick the box and we can send you some more information about how we can partner up in the future and bring some delicious, healthy treats with bags of vintage flair to your event.

This is open to any volunteer organisation, charity or not for profit. So if you know of anyone on a School P&C, working for a charity or volunteering please share this with them.

Thanks

Katie and Co xxx

Kombucha Ice Pops: Read About Delish Ice’s Recent Collaboration

January 18, 2016 10:46 pm | Make a Comment

Delish Ice Collaborate With The Kombucha Kings From Kommunity Brew

Kommunity Brew Founders

At Delish Ice we always like to create new flavour sensations to wow our customers. We are also very keen on collaborating with local businesses to show our support.

Having decided we wanted to work on a no added sugar option for our next ice pop creation, we contacted local kombucha kings Kommunity Brew to talk about producing a kombucha flavoured ice pop. They were super keen!


Introducing Our New Kombucha Ice Pop

Delish Ice Watermelon LemonadeWith a vegan festival looming, the lads at Kommunity Brew arranged for their Original blend and seasonal Wild Jasmine to be dropped off to the Delish Ice kitchen so we could play around with flavours. After a few hours of testing and mixing with different fruits we landed on a super tasty watermelon, wild jasmine and green tea kombucha ice pop. The beautiful acidity of the kombucha gives the watermelon a lift and makes it sing!

Katie, our Founder and queen of the ice pops, absolutely adores Kommunity Brew’s Wild Jasmine blend and has given it her stamp of approval.

“I always grab a bottle whenever I see it in Manna Wholefoods & Cafe in South Fremantle. I drink it with a tinge of sadness knowing that it is a seasonal mix and I wonder to myself ‘perhaps this will be the last time’, I hope not!”

To thank our fellow collaborators at Kommunity Brew for helping us produce another delicious ice pop, we wanted to introduce you to their product and the fabulous work they do. We contacted founders Jarred Dickie, Beau Neunuebel and Mason Bagios to get the low-down. Here is what they had to say.


Kommunity Brew Range

What is Kombucha?

Pronounced ‘kom-BOO-cha’ and affectionately known as ‘Booch’ this lightly sparkling, tangy and floral tea is packed with nutrition. Legend has it that in the year 414AD a healer known as Dr. Kombu gifted a mysterious tea from the Himalayas to a wounded Japanese Emperor. The Emperor was healed and famously named the drink Kombu-Cha (cha meaning tea) in honour of the doctor.

Tell us about the process of making Kombucha?

Kombucha is essentially a name for a specific fermentation for tea. We use a local Darlinghurst Enscarpment spring water (sodium fluoride free), organic raw cane sugar and tea sourced from traditional high altitude farms. We then ferment an ice-tea like solution in fermenters and inoculate it with a yeast and bacterial culture.  This process is ultra-clean to ensure the kombucha flavour is clean and crisp. Walking into our brewery you immediately associate it with cider or beer crafting. It just happens to smell like jasmine tea.

How long has Kommunity Brew been established?

We first united on the concept in November 2014 and launched our brewery on the 1st August 2015. Ever since then we have been living the Kommunity life.

How did the idea for the business come about?

Each of us came across kombucha in different settings. Beau, our head brewer, has worked in distilleries and breweries for about 10 years. After hearing about this unique fermentation using multiple yeasts and bacteria Beau was enticed towards something challenging. Myself (Mason) and Jarred have been colleagues for three years studying health science in naturopathy and nutrition biochemistry respectively. When we all talked about operating a business in the health industry kombucha was the common ground.

How did you turn your idea for the business into a reality?

We’re social creatures so we love to network and connect with people. Some of our favourite atmospheres are events, festivals, cafes, bars and restaurants and we wanted to connect with these environments in a way that reflected our united strengths.

We’re healthy mid-twenty year olds and it turns out we don’t really drink that much. So what does one do when the only on-tap option is either soft-drink or alcohol? Well, we thought we’d love something refreshing, nutritionally beneficial and had the profile of something mature. Being a fermentation kombucha is essentially tea-beer or tea-cider. It was a natural fit. We thought, surely we can’t be the only ones out there who are thirsty and don’t feel like beer?

Kommunity Brew Kombucha

What is so special about your product, compared to others on the market?

Definitely our process, we are applying distillation and brewing practices from craft-beer and whiskey industries to create kombucha. The result is a kombucha with a mature flavour akin to champagne, cider and beer. We’ve created something that is inconspicuously healthy. You think you are drinking beer or cider, but you are actually serving your body good nutrition! It is also non-exclusive which means anyone can enjoy kombucha.

Why did you decide to collaborate with Delish Ice?

We made a kombucha daiquiri on a hot summer day and thought it could make a great low-carb, nutritionally rich ice pop. We put a recipe out there on social media and it exploded! Katie from Delish Ice contacted us immediately and serendipity was the guide. We thought this fit was great. An excellent way of reducing the sugar content of ice pops by simply using kombucha.

Tell us about yourselves and your hobbies?

We’re pretty different dudes! Beau is a master sailor having manned super yachts and has travelled a lot searching for adventures. Jarred is a practicing yogi. You’ll often see him experimenting with new austere practices using energy healing, epigenetics and meditation. He is kind of a latter-day saint as he is also a gifted carpenter! I myself (Mason) am a bit of a nerd and gardener. If ever you want your ear talked off about chemistry or the latest research in the field of nutrition I’ll have a speech ready for you. I am also an avid gardener and a bit of a ‘biohacker’. Expect to see a TED talk or two from me soon! Lastly, there is our brewery mascot Honey, an English X Bull Mastiff puppy. She keeps the vibes super high at KB!

You can buy Kommunity Brew in a number of café’s and health food stores around Perth. For a full list of stockists visit the Kommunity Brew website


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Perth’s Best Waterside Wedding Venues

January 12, 2016 1:07 am | Make a Comment

Ceremonies by The Water: 10 Romantic Waterside Wedding Venues in Perth

There are so many wonderful places in and around Perth perfect for hosting a wedding ceremony. With such a huge choice, where do you start when searching for your perfect venue? From the majestic Swan River to the turquoise Indian Ocean, Perth is lucky enough to have the perfect waterside backdrop to suit any wedding. We have found ten waterside wedding venues guaranteed to bring a touch of romance to your wedding and possibly a stunning sunset to boot. We like them and I’m sure you will too!


Salt On The BeachSalt On The Beach

Situated on the sand dunes of the Indian Ocean, Salt On The Beach is an ideal location for your wedding, guaranteed to offer a perfect sunset for that extra wow factor. Located in the port city of Fremantle the restaurant and brewery serves a fantastic array of modern Australian and Asian fusion share plates, catering for cocktail parties of up to 250 guests or seated meals for up to 140 guests.

Visit http://onthebeach.net.au/ for more information.


The Blue DuckThe Blue Duck

The Blue Duck is situated on the iconic Cottesloe Beach with a spectacular view across the Indian Ocean to Rottnest Island. This modern venue, perched above the sand dunes, will give you the perfect location for a more informal, relaxed wedding. With a balcony overlooking crystal clear waters this is the ideal venue if you are looking for a romantic sunset setting. The Blue Duck offers a contemporary Australian menu using the freshest local ingredients, with exclusive hire of the restaurant available if you want the space to dance the night away.

Visit http://www.blueduck.com.au/ for more information.


The Boatshed RestaurantThe Boatshed Restaurant

Stylish interiors and Perth’s city lights in the background is what makes the Boatshed Restaurant an exquisite location for your wedding ceremony. Set in the beautiful Sir James Mitchell Park the restaurant is surrounded by nature and boasts a 360 degree view of the Swan River, Perth City and Kings Park. All the food is restaurant quality and locally sourced from Western Australia, homemade and prepared fresh every day. With an exceptional dining experience and stunning panoramic views this is sure to be a venue to truly impress your guests.

Visit http://boatshedrestaurant.com/ for more information.


Cottesloe Beach HotelCottesloe Beach Hotel

This well-known art deco hotel, which has remained a popular WA landmark destination for over 100 years, is set amongst the Norfolk pines on the infamous Cottesloe beach. Offering a stunning view of the ocean, this beachside hotel is a wonderful venue for a romantic wedding. Packages combine award winning cuisine and premium beverages with a variety of private areas to suit your requirements. Whether it’s The Pavilion, The Sunset Room, Peroni Prive or The Deck there are plenty of options available to suit your wedding party. The Cottesloe Beach Hotel can cater for weddings of 60 to 250 guests.

Visit http://www.cottesloebeachhotel.com.au/ for more information.


Cottesloe Surf Life Saving ClubCottesloe Surf Life Saving Club

Located in a prime sunset position on Cottesloe beach, the Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club offers the perfect venue if you are on a budget. The Don Morrison Room will give you and your guests a spectacular view South to Fremantle, West to Rottnest Island and North along the spectacular coastal beaches. This wonderful room catering for up to 160 dinner guests, or larger numbers for a less formal wedding, contains private bar facilities and a covered balcony overlooking the white sand and turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

Visit https://cottsurf.com/ for more information.


Nedlands Yacht ClubNedlands Yacht Club

Situated on the foreshore of the Swan River at Nedlands, the Nedlands Yacht Club continues to be a popular choice as a wedding venue. With its stunning view, peaceful surroundings and excellent facilities it exhibits all the requirements to make your wedding day special. The venue prides itself on the ability to host spectacular weddings at the best possible price. Offering delicious modern cuisine, The Nedlands Yacht Club has the capacity to host 220 seated inside and 120 seated outside. This wonderful venue will guarantee your wedding will be the talk of the crowd for days.

Visit http://www.nyc.org.au/ for more information.


Mandurah Quay ResortMandurah Quay Resort

Situated on Peel Inlet beach, the Mandurah Quay Resort and private marina sits in 156 square kilometres of protected inland waterways. This stunning venue is guaranteed to give you a magnificent wedding with a romantic atmosphere, surrounded by unspoiled bird conservation areas. You and your guests can arrive by boat and enjoy pre-drinks by the marina, then walk down the jetty aisle to a wedding ceremony in the private Gazebo on the water. Heaven!

Visit http://www.mandurahquayresort.com.au/ for more information.


Matilda Bay on the RiverMatilda Bay on the River

Located on the edge of the beautiful Matilda Bay in Crawley, Perth, Matilda Bay Restaurant will offer you and your guests a stunning view of the Perth skyline, soothed by the blissful lapping of water on the Swan River. The Roe Room boasts these unique views and can cater for up to 140 guests for dinner, or cocktail style events for up to 250 guests. The Catalina Room is a smaller venue for a more intimate wedding and has the benefit of an adjoining patio alfresco area allowing your guests to bask in the natural beauty of the adjacent park, trees and rivers edge.

Visit http://www.matildabayrestaurant.com.au/ for more information.


Millbrook WineryMillbrook Winery

Situated in the historic town of Jarrahdale, Millbrook is a boutique winery located at picturesque Chestnut Farm, nestled among virgin jarrah forests and stunning views of the rolling landscape. The origins of Chestnut Farm date back to the 19th Century when the original owner, Joseph Batt, planted an orchard and the first grapevines. The farm and winery now comprises of 300 acres of stunning scenery – the perfect backdrop for your wedding.

Visit http://www.millbrookwinery.com.au for more information.


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3 Healthy Ice Pop Recipes You Can Make At Home

January 7, 2016 8:23 am | Make a Comment

Summer has well and truly arrived! So when the temperature hits 40 degrees and the kids are complaining its too hot, why not whip up your own ice pops and store them in the freezer as a tasty treat?

Ice pops are a great way to help you cool down and replenish your thirst on a red-hot day. So, instead of running to the supermarket, make your own ice pops at a fraction of the cost and without the nasty additives.

We have put together these simple ice pop recipes you can easily make at home. They are super-quick, processed sugar free and are mouth-wateringly tasty! So grab your ice pop moulds and get cracking… what are you waiting for?


 

Poptastic Pina Colada

Pina Colada Ice Pops

If you like pina colada… and gettin’ caught in the rain…

These frozen delights taste like summer on a stick… perhaps that’s what we should call them? They’re tropical, creamy and packed full of health benefits. Did you know, pineapple contains bone-building manganese and wrinkle fighting vitamin C? Yes ladies, you heard that right! Time to chuck away those expensive creams.

To make these ice pops you will need:

  • 4 cups fresh pineapple chunks (approximately 1 pineapple)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup of coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut sugar (optional)

Put all the above ingredients into a blender and whizz up until creamy and smooth. Pour the mixture into ice pop moulds, insert stick and freeze for 1 hour, or until solid. Et voila!


 

Peaches ‘n’ Cream

Peach Ice Pops

Who doesn’t love peaches and cream!? These ice pops double as a tasty dessert for when your kids want more but you don’t want to give them something stuffed with sugar… you do you want them to go to sleep tonight, right?

On top of this, peaches pack a double antioxidant punch of vitamin A and vitamin C. Who needs vitamin supplements when you can get all that goodness from eating real food.

You will need:

  • 4½ cups chopped peaches (skins on)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup coconut cream
  • ¼ cup maple syrup

In a blender, whizz together the peaches and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl, mix together the coconut cream and maple syrup until thoroughly combined. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the cream mixture into each ice pop mould, top with the peach mixture and gently mix to create a swirl effect. Insert stick and freeze until solid.


 

Tangy Raspberry Lemonade

Raspberry Ice Pops

Tart, as well as tangy, these ice pops are like having a party in your mouth! Full of flavour and packed full of raspberries, which contain fibre to keep you from overeating later on.

To make these flavour bombs you will need:

  • 3 cups fresh raspberries
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar

Blend all the ingredients together and pour the mixture into your ice pop moulds, insert stick and freeze for 1 hour, or until solid. Simple!


 

Don’t fancy making your own? Buy Ice Pops From Our Online Store.

Delish Ice, Perth, stock a range of artisan ice pops you can order online. From Basil and Elderflower to Cookies and Cream, we’ve got the ice pop to match any palate. Just visit our online shop to find out more.

Keeping the Groom and Groomsmen cool at the wedding

September 20, 2015 12:00 am | Make a Comment

We’ve taken care of the guests, thought about the ladies in the bridal party, and last (but equally important), let’s look at how we can keep the Groom and Groomsman cool as a cucumbers.

Of course tips such as:

  • keeping hydrated and going easy on the alcohol (very dehydrating) before the reception
  • deodorant and absorbent powders (in places other than the usual)
  • peppermint oil for a hit of ice cool

are just as relevant, but here are a couple of extra guy-specific tips too.

1. DITCH THE JACKET

If you happen to be going for a formal look, let the guys take off their jackets after the photos. Even better straight after the ceremony.

This may also help some of your older gentlemen guests abiding by the ‘don’t take your jacket off until the groom does’.

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 2. SUIT SELECTION

When choosing a suit, try breathable cotten-blend fabrics. Avoid wool like the plague…. unless you want them to spontaneously combust (would make for an interesting photo though!)

Vests just create another layer that can really trap the heat.

When choosing colours, opt for lighter colours.

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3. JACKET ADVANTAGE

The groomsman however can use their jackets to their advantage – fill a hip flask with ice and stick inside one of the pockets. Avoid the condensation dampening the jacket by putting the flask inside a ziplock bag.

The hip flask would also make for a nice gift for the guys. Whilst they may initially be disappointed that it’s filled with ice and not whiskey, guaranteed in a few hours time they’ll be eternally grateful.

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4. LIGHTEN UP

Even dispense with the formal attire all together – chinos, shirt and funky tie or bow tie can look just as charming.

This funky image is from local Perth bow tie maker Gentleman & Scholar.

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What do you think? Will you be doing any of these at your wedding? Got any more to add?