2.9.15

LEMON MADELEINES

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: YOU WILL NEED :
.1TSP Baking Powder
.1/2 TSP Sea Salt
.96G Plain Flour
.2 British Lion Eggs
.43g White Sugar
.1 TBSP Light Brown Sugar
.1 TBSP Honey
.2 TSP Finely Grated Lemon Zest
.6 TBSP Unsalted Melted Butter
.Sunflower Oil Or Spray Oil (To Grease Tray)
.Icing Sugar (To Dust)

:HOW TO:

1.Combine Salt,Baking Powder and Flour in a small bowl.Then in a bigger bowl whisk the Eggs,White Sugar,Brown Sugar,Honey and Lemon Zest until it reaches a smooth consistency.
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2. Add The dry Ingredients along with the melted Butter and stir until smooth.Cover with cling film and pop in the fridge for an hour to cool.
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3.Preheat the Oven to 180 (fan),lightly coat the madeleine tray with vegetable oil or spray and Dust with flour,tap out any excess.
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4.Using a teaspoon scoop the batter into the tray filling two thirds full.(don't over fill as they will be too big).Pop in the oven for 8-10 mins until the edges are golden brown and the centre springs back when gently pressed
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5.When cooked take out of the oven and allow to cool fully on a cooling rack.

6.When cooled dust with icing sugar and grate remaining lemon zest over the top.
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Serve with a cup of tea and enjoy

A tasty recipe with Egg nutrition included!!

Much Love


24.8.15

"BRONDE"

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TWO PIECE: LUXEMME || WATCH: CASIO @ HOUSE OF WATCHES || SUNGLASSES: MISSONI || SANDALS: RIVER ISLAND

Yep...I did it,the blonde has gone,well sort of,I couldn't fully commit to dark hair all over so I opted for the "bronde"/Ombre trend,okay I admit I'm extremely late to jump on that bandwagon but I was too busy enjoying my white(most of the time yellow) locks to even consider going darker but it got to a point where my hair was falling out so I talked myself into trying to get my hair healthy again and i'm starting here.

That aside how beautiful is this two piece? we haven't exactly had the weather for shorts but I couldn't keep it stored in my wardrobe any longer.The fabric is so silky,soft and comfortable,i'm also a huge fan of navy blue so it ticks all of the boxes for me.

Also Burt wanted to say hello,he's growing so fast and turning into a right little terror!!

I hope you are all well,what have you been unto recently?

Much Love


     

19.8.15

SWEET & SOUR PORK WITH STIR FRY COURGETTES AND WILD RICE

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: YOU WILL NEED :
(FOR THE MEAT)
.1 KG Spare Ribs
.2 Eggs
.2 TBSP Cornflour
.Groundnut oil & Sunflower Oil
.3 TBSP Ketchup
.3 TBSP White Sugar
.4 Pineapple Rings
.Flaked Sea Salt
.Wild Rice

(FOR THE STIR FRY)
.2 Large Courgettes
.1 TBSP Flaked Sea Salt
.1 TBSP Veg Oil
.2 Garlic Cloves
.4 Spring Onions
.1 Red Thai Chilli
.1 TSP Sesame Seeds

: HOW TO :

1.Cut ribs to desired length,I went for around 5cm,wash them and pat dry with kitchen roll,place in a large bowl and sprinkle with sea salt,mix well and leave to sit for 15mins.
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2. Meanwhile,whisk the Eggs with the Cornflour,add small amounts of water until you reach the consistency of double cream.
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3. Heat Groundnut and Sunflower oil in a wok or high sided pan(I did half and half with the oils) this needs to be deep enough that it comes half way up the ribs,alternatively they can be put in a deep fat fryer.DONT BURN THE OIL!!!

4. Coat your ribs individually in the Egg batter and submerge into the oil,they should bubble as soon as they touch the oil,if not then your oil needs to be hotter.Cook until golden each side and cooked through.
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5. Remove ribs and leave about 1Tbsp oil in the pan,place ribs on to kitchen roll and allow to drain.
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6. Place the ribs back into heated oil,add the ketchup,sugar and pineapple pieces,add some of the tinned pineapple water for extra juice.Leave on a low heat while you do the stir fry.

7. Using a mandolin,peeler or a sharp knife cut the Courgette lengthways to make long thin ribbons set aside on kitchen roll and sprinkle with sea salt(this will drain the moisture out),Slice the Garlic into thin slithers,the same with the Chilli and Spring Onions.Heat oil in a pan and add the garlic to flavour it.

8. When all the moisture has been drawn out of the Courgette turn the heat up until piping hot and add it to the pan along with the Spring onions,Chilli and Sesame seeds.This will take seconds to cook,you want the veg to be al dente.
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9. When the rice is cooked its time to plate up.
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10. Serve and Enjoy

Much Love

11.8.15

A/W WISHLIST

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JUMPER:TOPSHOP || HAT: HATSHOP || SCARF: MODCLOTH || JEANS: TOPSHOP || BOOTS:JONES BOOTMAKER

I know,I know, we haven't even finished summer yet but I can't help look at all the new season trends and drool over the colour palettes,working in retail doesn't help,we started getting all the A/W stock in about a month ago,i'm hooked on creating wish lists of things i'm lusting after(but can't afford)does anyone else do that?

I've been looking for a pair of Desert boots for ages and stumbled upon these beauties,the suede might not be practical for the rain but I need some in my life nonetheless.
On the subject of shoes i'm also toying with the idea of knee high boots I adore how they look on other people,wether or not I can pull them off is a different matter.

What are you planning on wearing this A/W?

Much Love

9.8.15

PHOTO DIARY || LONDON

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On Tuesday, Paul and I hopped on the train and headed to the big smoke to visit my brother and his girlfriend,the weather was stunning,the food was delicious and we had a wonderful few days just chilling and mooching about.
More often than not,when I go to London I end up in Oxford Circus and to be quite honest it gets boring so it was nice to visit some of the outskirts of London and peruse around shops,bars and restaurants that we hadn't been to before.
We visited the Cutty Sark,bummed around Greenwich,trekked up to the observatory(the view is stunning if you haven't done this you need to) boarded the boat to Embankment,walked around Hackney,Brick Lane,Soho and had a snoop around spitalfields market (an absolute must for antique lovers).
It was a much needed/deserved break,although the tube strike was a bit of a nightmare and came at the shittest time possible,we still had a laugh.
I love little getaways they break up the mundane everyday routine and are perfect for a change of scenery.

Have you been anywhere worth visiting recently?

Much Love

3.8.15

GYPSY

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HEADSCARF || NEWLOOK // SUNGLASSES || MISSONI // JUMPER || CHOIES // WATCH || HOUSE OF WATCHES // RINGS || PANDORA @ THE JEWEL HUT & VINTAGE // CULOTTES || BLUE VANILLA // SANDALS || RIVER ISLAND

I'm not gonna lie...I feel like an old school gypsy woman in these culottes, however they are god damn comfy so I don't care one bit.
I've been a bit MIA recently,it was my birthday yesterday and spent the week leading up to it planning for a house party and had lots of things to prepare so please excuse my absence (i'm sure no one noticed I was gone haha).I have also been recovering from a fucking awful Gin hangover,no ones fault but my own but if you can't have a drink on your Birthday,when can you?

Enough of my crying and awful excuses,how ace is this headscarf? I'm obsessed with hair accessories at the mo,especially head bands/headscarves/tikkas (not the curry,although i'm obsessed with curries too),I'm in the throws of growing out my fringe,these babies have saved my bacon and refrained me from looking like a complete tosser when in the wind.

I hope you are all having a great week,what are you getting up to? 

Much Love