Thursday, June 23, 2011

what i'm wearing today


brogues: mr price
stockings: mr price
dress: gifted
scarf: h&m
cardigan: h&m

quelques nouvelles choses


don't think i have ever been as excited as when i spotted these floral wedges in mr price the other day. i'm even going to wear them with stockings so i can just hurry up and wear them. in love!


i picked up this cute little number in china town for r140. it's fun!

my mum says it looks like i spilled smarties on myself.


check this! 
you can wear it like this...


or like this...


or wear both like this!

r130's worth of fun. we heart china town!


also grabbed these in china town. r20 each. i wear them together. they're jangly!

more house inspiration


pics from: weheartit

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

honey, i'm home.

whipped up some honeycomb this morning. oh boy, it's yummy.

put 100g of caster sugar and 4 tablespoons of syrup into a pot
swirl, don't stir, until golden and bubbling
remove from heat and add 1 1/2 teaspoons of bicarb
whisk quickly and pour onto a silicone mat
it bubbles up into this gorgeous golden mass. wait for it to cool then break off into shards. 

welcome to mouth heaven.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

homemade chai tea

man oh man. currently pouring this down my throat. so warming. so comforting.

1 large knob of ginger
1 stick cinnamon
4 peppercorns
3 cloves
3 cardamom pods
4 teabags
250ml milk
45ml sugar
1l water

lightly crush ginger and spices, add to the water and bring to the simmer.
add tea bags
boil and leave for 3 minutes
add milk and sugar
remove teabags, sieve and drinky drink.


more rad house stuff

Friday, June 17, 2011

i wish we had stairs in our new house

cheesecake + pancakes = oh heck yes.

do yourself a favour friends: make these...

cheesecake pancakes

separate 3 eggs
into yolks add 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 cup creamed cottage cheese, 1 teaspoon vanilla essence, 1/3 cup flour and whisk.
whisk egg whites until nearly stiff and then fold into yolk mixture.

leave to stand for 5 minutes then get flippin!

oh and serving them with lemon curd would be right up there with 'ideas to make your mouth explode with happiness'

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

recipe day!

mermaid asked me to "post more recipe stuff" and specifically asked for sticky duck pancakes. whatever you want, mermaid.

what you need:
4 duck portions (breasts or drumsticks)
10ml chinese five spice powder
125ml ready made plum sauce (or make using recipe below)
8 small pancakes (see recipe below)
spring onions
cucumber, cut into think julienne strips

to make plum sauce:
halve and stone 10 ripe plums. place in a pan with 125ml sugar, 5ml chinese 5 spice powder, 30ml light soy sauce, 5ml white wine vinegar, 2.5ml salt, 3-5ml dried crushed chillies (optional) and 5ml grated ginger. simmer for about 40 minutes or until thick and saucy. season to taste

to make pancakes:
whisk 1 large egg, 100ml milk and 40ml water together. sift 100ml cake flour and a pinch of salt into a mixing bowl. make a well in the centre of the flour and pour the liquid in. use a whisk to gradually stir in the flour from the sides. whisk until smooth. leave to stand for half an hour. heat a little butter in a small nonstick pan. pour a thin layer of pancake mixture into the pan and swirl it around to cover the base. cook for a minute or two and then flip. repeat with remaining mixture. keep the pancakes stacked and covered until ready to serve.

1. put the duck into a roasting dish, sprinkle with salt and the chinese 5 spice. cover with foil and roast for an hour. remove from oven, uncover and drain off fat
2. pour the plum sauce over the duck and return to the oven to roast uncovered for a further hour or until the meat is tender. place under the grill to crisp up the skin if necessary at the end of the cooking time
3. to serve, pull the meat off the bone. place some of the meat onto a pancake. top with an extra drizzle of plum sauce, some spring onions and cucumber. roll up and serve.

any other recipes you would like to see friends?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

new house inspirasie

so i get to do some work to our cool little huis in the mountains in zimbabwe.
these are just some inspiration injections. 
ideas i liked the look of....
i think it's important to live in a space that is stimulating, comforting and flipping funky.
ideas. ideas. ideas.


10 outfits i like right now this second