I’m currently looking for an armchair. I’d love a feature chair; a single occasional chair which just looks fabulous and draws people in. Some of my recent picks are below and I’ve included the more affordable options in amongst my fantasy chairs (one day!).
Secretly, the chaise lounge is my absolute favourite. I’ve always wanted one because they seem so unashamedly indulgent; think Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette.
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My latest flavour pancake uses a classic combo of peanut butter and banana. These are quite high, fluffy pancakes with a lovely peanut butter taste and chunks of banana rather than it being mashed.
Oh and if you make too many (can you though? Can you ever make too many pancakes?), they can always be stored by wrapping in plastic wrap and keeping in the fridge for up to a few days, then reheated in the microwave for a quick but very pleasing breakfast.
I went to the park and took some Spring photos (although more like the middle of summer here really as we’re so parched).
Much love to my home state New South Wales as they’re currently fighting massive bushfires at the moment.
I just started watching the eerie French supernatural (8 part) series, The Returned and it’s really intriguing. Based on the French movie Les Revenants (They Came Back), the show focuses on a small Alpine village which experiences the sudden reappearance of inhabitants previously thought to be dead. Having not aged nor realising how much time has passed, they attempt to blend back into their lives and families. Complications arise when some grisly murders start taking place which are similar to those of a serial killer in the past.
As with a lot of European movies and TV shows, it’s appeal lies in a subtle yet disturbing and moody delivery; there was more than one occasion in the first episode where I got goosebumps! Love it.
If you enjoyed the Killing (both the US and Danish versions), you’ll enjoy this. The second series is due to be shown in 2014.
Images from the TV series: The Returned, France, 2012, Haut et Court
In warmer weather I love to make salads for meals and as I’m a bit of a pasta fan, I whipped up a pasta salad the other day with only a few simple, on-hand ingredients and it was really satisfying in that healthy, yet hearty pasta way; I loved the crunch of the raw vegies and walnuts in this. I’ve labelled this dish vegan because you don’t necessarily need the feta cheese (although it adds a pleasing saltiness) but for vegan folks, you could try nutritional yeast.
I find pasta salads are better if you cook the pasta close to the time you make the salad as it can be a bit dry if you cook it a while before. You could also throw in whatever crunchy vegies you have, such as radish or maybe even some diced avocado for creaminess.
*edit* as my friend Elisabeth suggested, add a good squeeze of lemon as well!
The Ski Yoghurt giveaway has now closed and out of 61 entries, the winner has been selected by random and contacted. Congratulations Karina from NSW!
Thank you to everyone who took the trouble to enter and for all your wonderfully creative ways to use yoghurt, I’m so impressed by all the delicious recipes.
I always feel kind of old fashioned thrifty when I use up leftover things as I did a while back with this dish, especially when they make up delicious, fried potato cakey things .. and despite the crispy appearance of these spicy little patties served with a garlicky, creamy sauce, they’re super healthy. My sweet potato mash is also made with white potato and has a bit of butter and milk, so feel free to add those things if you’re making from scratch, however I’m sure these would work with just boiled or steamed, then mashed sweet potato.
Oh and these are packed with garlic flavour. If you’re not keen, then omit the garlic from the patties themselves (it’s an important component of the tzatziki though).
Oh I love this movie so much. Have a magical weekend!
Still, poster and images from the movie Amelie, France, 2001, Claudie Ossard Productions
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