In Victoria we’re now officially in SPRING! Oh how I have longed for you! Sun, food, family and friends! This means that as the weather warms up, it’s time to dust off the BBQ, don the apron, grab the tongs and get cooking. Lots of Dad’s have this affiliation with the BBQ and believe that if the BBQ is involved then it’s their ‘job’ to cook. Perhaps they feel we women are unable to handle the heat of a flaming BBQ? Who knows, more importantly….Who cares! Let him at it I say -one less thing for us busy Mumma’s to do =) To celebrate Father’s day what better way to make up some spice rubs for them to use over the spring and summer season? These are quick, easy and inexpensive and the best bit is you can get the kids to give you a hand.  The beauty of this idea is that you can make whatever combination your Dad or even Poppy. I thought these would be a great Idea for my Hubby who enjoys cooking on the BBQ but also enjoys preparing the meat Here are three that I prepared took about 20 minutes from start to finish. You could even get the kids give the jars a personal touch with a bit of decorations: These are great for Chicken, Beef, Veal, and Pork. Why not sprinkle a little over roast veggies, salads, or scalloped potatoes? Whatever you feel needs some added excitement these will do the trick and Dad will love them. Use as much or as little as you like it’s totally up to you. They will last in an air tight jar for up to 3 months. I guarantee that they will be gone before then!


¼ cup Onion powder

¼ cup Garlic powder

¼ cup Ground black pepper

3 tbsps. Paprika

2 tbsps. Dried parsley

1 tbsps. Red pepper flakes (optional)

Simple measure all the ingredients, pop them in to a jar and shake and you’re done.



3 tbsps. Italian seasoning

4 tbsps. Oregano

2 tbsps. Basil

2 tbsps. Dried minced onion

2 tbsps. Dried parsley flakes

3 tbsps. Salt

Measure all the ingredients, pop it all into a jar and shake and you’re done.


3 tbsps. Thyme

3 tbsps. Rosemary

3 tbsps. Dried parsley

1 tsp Cumin powder

½ tsp Hot paprika

3 pinches of salt

3 pinches of ground black pepper

Same as before, measure, put in to the jar and shake shake shake!

  I hope you enjoy them. If you give them ago please let us know what you think. Enjoy  Nicky xx

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