Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Then there are stripes which hold such a soft spot with me. The single chair is also divine - I think a wingback would make a nice feature in front of my bookcase. And I just adore the mix of sripes and floral (well, it's not floral but I'm no design head and don't now how else to describe it!).
Anna's gorgeous find in New York is spot on. Gorgeous.
Okay, there's definitely a pink theme going on here. Not deliberate, I swear! Love the salmon pink of this couch. Looks uber comfy.
And I always come back to this Black & Spiro one. Hands down favey couch of all time.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Hoisin pork with watercress salad
250g pork fillet
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
350g watercress, trimmed
1/2 cup coarsely topped fresh mint
1 small green apple, sliced thinly
1/2 small red onion, sliced thinly
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
2cm piece fresh ginger, grated (I use jar stuff - about 1/2 teaspoon)
1 fresh small red thai chilli, chopped finely (if you don't have any available, sweet chilli sauce works nearly as well)
**NB. I also added radishes because when I rang Mum from the supermarket in my lunch break to find out the ingredients, she swore black and blue radishes were in the salad. I didn't agree, but Mums are always right so obliged and got home to confirm I was right, but liked the colour combo so added them anyway. They're not offensive, don't add much, but good for colour and texture.
- Spread pork with hoisin sauce. Spray medium frying pan with cooking oil; heat pan, cook pork (takes a lot longer than you think!). Cover pork; stand five minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine watercress, mint, apple and onion in medium bowl.
- Combine juice, soy sauce, ginger and chilli n small jug. Add to salad; toss to combine.
- Serve salad topped with sliced pork.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
I've said it before and I'll say it again.
I need to get me some wellies!
Off to Kangaroo Island today for the Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup. Fingers crossed the weather holds out and we have a gorgeous day on the rails . . . I haven't had time to get to the shops to invest in some boots and with Friday's races washed out, things aren't looking . . . well . . . dry!
My heart skipped a beat when I saw that Jigsaw now stocks Hunters in their Australian stores. Hellllooooo lover! Me thinks they'll be top of the birthday wish list this year.
Question is, which colour?
Pic from here
*** 10am update: Races called off due to wet weather. I'm starting to think I'm a bad luck charm! Hello lazy afternoon on the couch catching up on Foxtel trash ***
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
So so so excited to find another foodie blog out there in cyberspace.
Sam's Table is fab!
Food. Family. Friends. That's pretty much my mantra too!
The fact that it's the handiwork of the brother of Anna Spiro and my favourite blog in the whole wide world, Absolutely Beautiful Things, makes it even more special.
Plus, my brother, too, is called Sam so there's a natural affiliation with it.
Can't wait to stay tuned and see what he's got in store.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
When I said that Melbourne was in lockdown with the four of us Adelaide chicklets in town last week, I didn't literally mean 'lockdown'.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
We were impressed with the self-serve tap water in cool jugs and the funky table centrepieces - loved our chillies.
Bree - set up the fold out bed, I'll be over again soon!
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I can't remember the last time I ate dinner at the dining table. How tragic is that? I guess it's the joy of living on your own - you can blog, eat dinner and watch tv whilst painting your nails - and all of this from the comfort of your couch!
Having said all that, I do love a properly set table and fell head over heels in love with Emersonmade's personalised linen sets.
Settled on a pretty little set for Sal and Tim for their wedding on the weekend - stamped with S&T.
This, from their website:
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
Melbourne is in lockdown - Pip, Emma, Kim and your's truly all in the one city celebrating the very special occasion of Sally and Tim's wedding this weekend!
White & Wander is event styling - can't WAIT to see what Emma has in mind.
I'd so love to dance down the aisle to this song - Glee cast and all!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall . . .
A delicious Bluebird Bakery (a Walker family favourite) cake that was decorated by Kelly and her lovely Mum.
Too good to eat . . . let's just say there was no putting Humpty back together again!
The guest of honour and her Mum.
Bree (in town for a few days before she moves to Melbourne) and I tucked in to the macarons like you wouldn't believe - stunning mint choc masterpieces from From Scratch at the Adelaide Showground Farmers Markets.
Loved the banana smoothies in the milk bottles, complete with gorgeous green and white striped paper straws.
And for the adults - bocconcini, tomato (homegrown thanks to Abby's fabulous veggie patch!) and basil salads with balsamic dressing. YUM!
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Chicken, Haloumi and Lemon Skewers
2 x 200g chicken breast fillets, trimmed and cut into pieces
500g haloumi, cut into pieces
¼ cup (60ml) lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped preserved lemon, flesh removed and rind rinsed (we just used normal lemon rind)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
sea salt and cracked black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil, extra
1 bunch oregano
pita bread. to serve
baby spinach leaves, to serve
lemon wedges, to serve
Place the chicken, haloumi, lemon juice, olive oil, preserved lemon, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Heat the extra oil in a large non-stick frying pan or barbecue hot plate over medium heat. Thread the chicken, haloumi and oregano onto skewers and cook for 2–3 minutes each side or until the chicken is cooked through. Serve with pita bread, baby spinach leaves and lemon wedges.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
With a twist of pearls and a twang of spirit, Reagan is all sass and shag. Her eclectic wardrobe is silky and strawberry, with a little bit of posh tucked in the corners of her closet. Raised in Kinston, North Carolina, Reagan spent most of her time on the front porches of the Carolina Coast. Her graceful and extravagant style is best for walking after midnight, and if you meet her on the path, you realize she might still have a little sand in her too-high heels.
Love a boy in a bow tie. And vests? Divine! They even have a collection dedicated entirely to Gingham! Hooray!
Aussie boys, take note!