Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Rose water and lavender

I've realised of late that I'm becoming incredibly old before my time.
I am, in fact, a grumpy old lady.

  • I've taken up knitting.
  • I've taken up baking.
  • I disapprove of the 'youth of today'.
  • The other day I said 'my partying days are over' and 'I'm not as young as I used to be'.
  • I have a strange and unfounded urge to make childrens clothes.
  • I take a million different pills and herbal remedies.
  • I've actually started tutting, without realising it.

Seriously, I am a boring old fart. Case closed.
But on the bright side, I'm quite enjoying life in the slow lane. I'm off to bake some focaccia and finish this knit sample :)

(and watch the Ali G movie - maybe I'm not so grown-up after all...)

Thursday, 29 October 2009

houmous and flatbreads

Havent posted in about a million years, mostly because I haven't had the internet, but also because I've been a bit of a lazy uninspired fvck over the summer.

Anyway, I'm back, I'm still obsessed with Nigella, and I've just made the most delicious houmous and felt the need to share the foodie love :)

I used half a can of chickpeas, as they were left over, but just double the ingredients if you're using a whole can.

1/2 can of chickpeas
1 tablespoon of tahini (sesame seed paste)
1 teaspoon tomato puree
1/2 a teaspoon ground garlic
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon or more olive oil

All the recipes I found for houmous required a food processor, but I used a pestle and mortar.

  1. Crush the chickpeas into a chunky paste with the pestle and mortar.
  2. Add the tahini, and mix until smooth
  3. Add the tomato puree, garlic, salt and pepper and mix.
  4. Slowly add the olive oil, whilst mixing, until the desired consistency is reached.

Yum yum yum. I added some dried oragano too.

I also made some yummy quick flatbreads for dipping, using this recipe from bbc food. They only take ten minutes, as you don't have to wait for the dough to rise. I rubbed the leftover salt and black pepper into them after cooking, they were scrummy.

Sorry there are no photos, but I'll get back into the habit :)

Friday, 26 June 2009

Sophia and Nigella

I just can't decide who I want to be more.

Just signed up to the Nigella website, and I'm poring over her collection of utensils. Phwoar. Is it wrong to get a bit hot under the collar looking at parmesan shavers and casserole dishes?

I might have to add her to my side bar... <3 Nigella

Friday, 19 June 2009

I heart

the sims 3
that's right. I've got it. And that's why I haven't been online in about a million years. I won't bore you with a massive post outlining its triumphs and shortcomings in comparison with the sims 2 (I've already done this in huuuuuge post on a certain gaming website. Yeah. I'm just that cool) but I will urge any sims fans to buy it. It's well worth it. Espesh for Vista users, as sims 2 just fucks up every five minutes.

Now this is why I cut my sim chat short, I discovered another lovely little boutique website that i feel I need to share with the world:

Oh, Darling! is an adorable site I found through twitter (I still find it quite exciting when anyone/anything remotely cool chooses to follow me. Where do they even find me?)

PHWOAR:Anyone fancy buying me this? Click the image to go straight to the page for that necklace. If I don't get there first. Just look at it. And it's under seven quid. I might order it now.

Follow Oh, Darling! on Twitter
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Monday, 1 June 2009

Buy this book.

Read this book. Worship this book.

It's hilarious and informative. I can't beleive it took me this long to buy it. I own about 20 'style guides', some might call me and addict, but this is by far the best. Much better than the little black book of style, which everyone bummed, but was horiffically patronising, and clearly written for the middle aged. This is fun fun fun (in the sun sun sun, if you will)

Speaking of sun (see what I did there? yeah. wit. right there.) how fucking nice has it been the last few days?? I mean, phwoar.
On the downside I have a tanline across my boobs. not sexy. fake tan ahoy!

Sunday, 24 May 2009

new weblove

for shipmentoffail.com. amazing stuff. well, just funny photos really. but much funnier than alot of other sites out there. i do hate that they write 'fail' on all the photos though...

epic fail on the s&d front

Missed every band I wanted to see.
Got lost in shoreditch.
Paid for two Indian meals - one being just popadums, which I didn't eat.
Saw only one band, the one band I didn't give a shit about.
Took lots of photos of ben being sick.
Accidentally walked to Hackney at 3 am.
Needless to say, I didn't pull a member of magistrates.
On the upside, Vegan chinese buffet eaten on the street.
Vodka frescatos from starbucks.
Street mug (got smashed)
Delish tesco salad and lovely gay crew in trafalgar square.
Other highlights of my little holiday to kingston include:
Mystery speed cake high
Free posh food
80p drinks in cheapskates
'sampling' bens wares when stuck outside the building
feeling like a zombie in laaandaaan taaaahn
waking up just in time for dinner
trying to sleep with the birds singing
more tales to come.... wierd times
surreal but good, hopefully I'll get accepted for september.
Sorry about the lack of photoooss