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Raspberry rhubarb galette

2014 June 22
by emma

Galettes are a super easy, delicious way to make pie, basically.  A few years back I made a cherry and peach galette which turned out to be one of my favourites desserts.

However.  Ahem.  This is what happens when you use too many raspberries.  I had 400g of raspberries left over in the freezer and thought I’d just throw them in the bowl and, well, as you can see, major fruit explosion (the recipe reflects a more appropriate amount, never fear).

It tasted wonderful though, picture this; a cold day, the lounge, cuddly blanket, and a bowl of warm, luscious, sticky, tart-sweet fruit topped pastry with a dollop of cold cold cream.  Bliss.  And I promise the adapted recipe won’t be quite as messy looking but will taste just as wonderful and the pastry will have a chance to shine through a bit more.

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rhubarb raspberry galette

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rhubarb raspberry galette
rhubarb raspberry galette
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    Happy Friday

    2014 June 20
    by emma

    I love my new, sweet mug from SophieLouiseCreative.

    Happy Friday!

    SophieLouiseCreative
    SophieLouiseCreative

      How to store basil

      2014 June 19

      I’m aware most people would know this by now but somehow I still throw my fresh basil into the fridge crisper with the other herbs, well the ones I’m not growing anyway, expecting a completely different result from the usual recriminations a day later when I go to get it out and it’s blackened and sad looking.

      So I tested the flower vase trick on the weekend and it works!  You can keep basil for a week or two like this, depending on the weather.

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        Let’s go get a coffee

        2014 June 17
        by emma

        I hope you’re all having a lovely day wherever you are.

        If you’re an Australian resident and interested in entering a giveaway for an epic $500 hamper of Harris Coffee Gourmet products (and honestly, why wouldn’t you?!), head on over to A Rhubarb Rhapsody; the winner will be notified and announced on Monday 23rd June.

        (I’m not involved in the giveaway, I just wanted to share.)

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          Carlotta (ABC telemovie)

          2014 June 16
          by emma

          I’m really looking forward to watching Carlotta this Thursday.  The ABC TV movie spans the early formative and difficult years of Les Girls Cabaret female impersonator, then transgender pioneer Carlotta through the socially turbulent 1960s and 70s in Kings Cross, Sydney.  The role of Carlotta is played by Jessica Marais of Love Child (another great TV production this year!).  Carlotta is said to have inspired the very funny and awesome 90s movie Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (FYI the soundtrack to this movie is epic, a few years later it became a staple soundtrack to our sharehouse living room dancing on many a party night).

          I also fondly remember my parents talking about seeing Les Girls a few times in the Cross in their 1970s partying days, they loved it.

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          Movie poster is the property of:  ABC Television, TV series, Australia, 2014
          Video via: video msn

            Chorizo & caramelised onion scrambled egg brekkie wraps

            2014 June 15
            by emma

            chorizo brekkie wrap

            I love scrambled eggs on their own but in a wrap they’re even more awesome, like these spicy, flavourful, Mediterranean inspired egg wraps; they’re perfect for a Sunday brunch when you have people over.  And if you’re not keen on chorizo, you can always leave it out and add sliced vegetarian sausage with a few chilli flakes instead.

            chorizo brekkie wrap

            chorizo egg wrap

            chorizo brekkie

            chorizo brekkie wrap
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              Happy Friday

              2014 June 13
              by emma

              Such a sweet photo of Audrey Hepburn and her pet deer; click here for more cuteness. Happy Friday the 13th guys!

              Audrey Hepburn and Pippin

              Image of Audrey Hepburn via: Buzzfeed

                Lazybones (Australian made)

                2014 June 12

                I just love this store based in northern NSW I’ve recently discovered, which features carefully chosen pieces such as wallpaper, cosy throws, cushions and bed linen as well as gorgeous 1940s/50s inspired women’s wear.  The thing I love about small business owners such as this one (and Etsy comes to mind), is the attention to detail; the friendly personal customer service, the packaging, the little hand-written thank-you cards sent after you’ve purchased something and the beautiful photography on their sites which don’t look like stock photos taken in a studio.

                So I purchased 2 sets of vintage inspired pillow cases from Lazybones recently; colourful pillowcases are an economical and easy way to brighten up white bed linen, which I love for it’s freshness, however it does need a little something to break up the monotony.

                Their packaging just kills me, it’s so beautiful (it’s literally brown paper packages tied up with string, how classy is that?).  Receiving this in the mail yesterday was a real treat.  And check out my sweet new pillowcases!  I really recommend this store for it’s lovely products and great customer service.

                Click on the first 5 images for more information about the products.

                Lazybones Allegra dress in BroadwayLazybones Edith skirt in NancyLazybones Euphemia 4 wallpaper

                Lazybones Rosette Bedding in ConfettiLazybones Pillowcase Set in Forget Me Not

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                  Rik Mayall

                  2014 June 11
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                  by emma

                  Rik Mayall

                   

                  awww Rik Mayall :( :(

                  The Young Ones, Blackadder & Drop Dead Fred

                  Image from: TV Series The Young Ones, UK, 1982-1984 via Caught in the Carousel

                    El Niño

                    2014 June 10
                    by emma

                    Despite autumn starting months ago, up until last week I was wearing shorts and t-shirts, my allergies were playing up and my herbs were flourishing with unseasonal warm weather.  Here are some pics I took this past weekend around our neighbourhood to show how spring like everything still looks.  The cute house across the street has some lovely trees and shrubs I covet, I’m sure my neighbours wonder why I’m always lurking around taking photos of their plants but I’m sick of taking photos of ours!

                    robinson st

                    robinson st

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