So here’s a festive little drink using pear flavoured vodka I made last Christmas (eep, a bit late posting); the cherries are gorgeous soaked in the cocktail then eaten, so decadent. And I know it’s not really a martini … devotees of traditional martinis would be scandalised no doubt, however I can’t handle the real deal, a bit lame I know.
Although I do find others who drink martinis very sexy. Ant ordered a martini on a night out a while back and I found it very suave I have to say.
And I don’t know if I’ve ever said, but these cocktail glasses are genuine 1960s glasses which used to belong to my grandmother. There’s something about a cocktail in a proper cocktail glass isn’t there? It always makes me feel a bit more glamorous, enjoying it that much more.
Mad Men has a lot to answer for!
Ok I need counselling after that.
Back in February!
Images from: The Walking Dead, TV series, USA, 2010-, AMC and via: scifimafia
Jelly beans aren’t usually an addition to baked goods however I bought some Christmas jelly beans (red, green and white obv) and thought they’d look pretty studded into some white chocolate blondies for the season. You could, of course, add whichever candy you prefer if jelly beans aren’t your thing (they’re my lollies of choice usually ) but I love how these look and the soft, chewy texture and candy-sweet flavour of the jelly beans go well in these decadent, fudgy, white chocolate blondies. Similarly coloured M&Ms would be great also.
“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than it’s opposite.” Long Walk to Freedom (1995).
“for love comes more naturally to the human heart than it’s opposite” … I wish so much for this to be true.
Such a great man this world has lost, in particular South Africa. I feel so sad today.
I’ve put together a list of Christmas gift ideas from Biome, a local eco store who advertise on my site sidebar. It’s wonderful to give and receive gifts however knowing your gifts are environmentally friendly and healthy is even better. This isn’t a sponsored post or anything like that; I genuinely love this store and wanted to share some goodies I’ve found.
Recently, I purchased the cookie stamp and Sweet Vegan cookbook, both of which will make beautiful and sort of whimsy gifts. See Biome’s Christmas gift guide for more ideas!
1. Blue Q recycled zipper pouch – yoga girl
2. Loving Earth dark 72% raw vegan chocolate 45g
3. Anamalz wild – giraffe
4. Hemp cord twine – taffy
5. Cookie stamper – eat me
6. Ecococoon 500ml Dragonfly Midnight stainless steel water bottle
7. All natural gingerbread Christmas tree
8. Olieve liquid soap pump – olive oil with wild lemon myrtle (200ml)
9. Heirloom seeds – carrot cosmic purple
10. Olieve Olie shave gel
11. Dog bed cover
12. The Last Whale
13. Tightology full womens tights – linea (aubergine)
14. Earth Greetings notelets – birdy blooms
15. Earth bracelet hand-made (4 strand)
16. WeWood watch – date brown
17. Sweet Vegan cookbook
He seemed such a sweet guy and gave back to others in a big way.
Rest in peace gorgeous.
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In support of Nigella, whom I love (and I won’t hear a bad word about her, or read it for that matter), I thought I’d make one of her classics on the weekend.
I really enjoyed the combination of chocolate and lime in this! Also, this recipe is pretty basic in that there’s no flour or sour cream or anything, just a wonderfully old-fashioned cheesecake brightened up with zesty lime flavours and a rich, dark chocolate base and of course, being a Nigella dish, it’s wonderfully decadent, rich and luscious.
Try to keep it in the fridge for a few hours; we didn’t, as you can probably see, because somebody was champing at the bit to try a piece.
Pillow fight! Have an awesome weekend all.
Image by: Davidgomezmaestre
I know they’re super hip right now, something I sort of pride myself on not being but .. I’ve always wanted a drinks trolley. They’re so 70s awesome and well, handy if you think about it. Australia is a very hard place to come by these pieces though (not sure why since most of us like a drink or two), and if you do find one, they come under the category of vintage so you have to part with an illogical amount of cash for what’s really a frivolous bit of furniture!
So I ended up buying a kitchen trolley from Freedom which Ant put together with a minimum of swearing (remember this story? I had to laugh, I mean who can’t relate to that). We left the wheels off because I didn’t really want those and I had the idea of painting it a rustic, off-white colour but … it’s so humid at the moment, I can’t face it so I might see how I feel later on.
We’re not massive drinkers or anything these days (not that I was a huge drinker before, just you know, a bit of a party girl), so mine has teacups and things as well. And now we just need some proper alcohol to put on it instead of the old schnapps and liqueur stuff left over from years ago which we never use.