Monday 9 April 2012

bunnies + chocolate

 

I love bunnies and cheap cialis online chocolate + orange and white ~ Oh la la!

{Image via French Frosting}

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Monday 9 April 2012

easter decor

 

How cute are these bunnies, and what a to die for NY loft!

The Soho loft is home to tech entrepreneur Kathy Leake, and was featured in living etc. magazine. The loft is beautiful and I will post more pics. If you can’t wait, visit SFGirl by Bay and there is a great interview with Kathy.

{Images via SFGirl by Bay}

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Monday 9 April 2012

easter luncheon

 

A very pretty lunch with egg decoration ~ enjoy.

{Images via Sweet Paul, Spring 2012}

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Monday 9 April 2012

Apple and cinnamon hot cross buns

 

YUM…. The mix of candied apple and dried apple combined with a sticky cinnamon glaze provides a new twist on an old favourite. These buns are equally good served warm on the day of baking, or several days later, toasted, with lashings of butter. Serves 20

325 gm raw caster sugar
1 lemon
Granny Smith apples, unpeeled, cored, diced
1 cinnamon quill
750 gm (5 cups) plain flour
150 gm sultanas or golden raisins
50 gm dried apple, diced
30 gm candied orange, diced
14 gm (2 sachets) dried yeast
3½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp allspice
Finely grated rind of 1 orange and 1 lemon
380 ml milk
100 gm butter, coarsely chopped
1 egg

1 Combine 260gm sugar and want to buy cialis at cheap price 375ml water in a saucepan, then squeeze in juice of half a lemon and stir over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves. Meanwhile, cut remaining lemon half into 5mm-thick slices, add to pan with Granny Smith apple and cinnamon quill. Bring to the prescription drug levitra simmer, reduce heat to medium and cook until lemon and apple are translucent (20-25 minutes). Strain, reserving fruit and syrup separately. When cool enough to handle, dice lemon, combine with apple and set aside.
2 Combine 700gm flour, sultanas, dried apple, candied orange, yeast, 3 tsp ground cinnamon, allspice, rinds, remaining sugar, reserved apple mixture and 1 tsp salt in a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Combine milk and butter in a small saucepan, warm over low heat until butter melts and order viagra 25 mg mixture is lukewarm. Whisk in egg, then add milk mixture to flour, stirring to form a soft dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic (8-10 minutes). Place in a lightly buttered bowl, cover and stand in a warm place until doubled in size (30-40 minutes).
3 Knock back dough, divide into 20 even pieces, then knead each piece into a smooth ball. Arrange dough balls into two concentric circles on a large round or rectangular baking tray lined with baking paper, leaving 1cm between each for dough to expand. Cover with a tea towel and stand in a warm place until doubled in size (30-40 minutes).
4 Preheat oven to 220C. Combine remaining flour and 70ml cold water in a bowl and stir to a smooth paste. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a small plain nozzle and pipe a cross shape onto each bun. Bake for 10 minutes, reduce oven to 200C and bake until golden and cialis best buy buns sound hollow when tapped (8-10 minutes).
5 Meanwhile, combine reserved syrup and remaining ground cinnamon in a small saucepan and stir over medium heat until syrupy and combined. Brush thickly over hot buns, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Cooking Time Prep time 45 mins, cook 50 mins (plus cooling, proving)
This recipe is from the April 2010 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.

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Monday 9 April 2012

Chocolates and Champagne

 

Celebrating Easter Sunday…

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Sunday 24 April 2011

Paloma’s Nest

 

A good egg :: custom ceramic egg with hand stamped text

~ a symbol of spring, hope, and renewal from Paloma’s Nest.

With the arrival of every season comes a time for regeneration, rebirth, prosperity, and hope…

there is no better symbol for these things than

the Egg.

The egg is slip-cast from pure white clay in the same dimensions and smooth texture as a real egg,

making it quite the little piece of “trompe-l’œil.” Each is hand stamped in black ink with the word,

phrase or text of your choice.

Each egg will arrive in its own “nest,” lovingly tucked inside a gift box ready to give to a dear friend.

Caroline Colom Vasquez is an artist and paxil pills designer living in the vibrant city of Austin, Texas. Her brand, Paloma’s Nest, is dedicated to creating Handcrafted Modern Heirlooms – pieces for the home and for the heart.

Caroline, along with her husband José and their team of artisans, strive to create items of meaning and purpose from natural materials, while leaving the viagra from india characteristics true. By adding text to the designs, written ideas, feelings, and daydreams are given a place to rest. When names and dates are added, the designs take on special meaning for the recipient and instantly become a Modern Heirloom, cherished for years to come.

Every Paloma’s Nest piece – no matter the material – is hand cut, freeform, with no pattern, and every single tiny letter is hand stamped, one by one. This gives each piece its own special variation in the size, shape and layout of the text.

The eggs are available at Paloma’s Nest on Etsy. {Also the source of the images & text}

Today I will ponder the text I will request on my egg…

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Sunday 24 April 2011

An eggstra long weekend

 

Enjoy your Easter Sunday. I hope you got some pretty eggs.

As a child I was amazed by the intricacy and decoration of pretty sugar eggs

but they were very hard and cheapest viagra prices disappointing to eat!

(Images by Danish photographer Kira Brandt;  Kira Brandt /  Styling: Katrine Martensen-Larsen}

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Sunday 24 April 2011

has the easter bunny found you?

 

{Image la la lovely things via Sue on Pinterest}


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Saturday 23 April 2011

eggs naturale ~ so beautiful

 

I’m inspired the the natural tones and trimmings of these beautiful easter eggs.

Vintage manuscripts and linens, hemp twine, and religious artifacts

are combined to create beautiful accents for the decorations.

Start with large six inch eggs and paint them with several colors to achieve a dappled effect. Decoupage manuscript paper and vintage French lace onto the eggs, and add vintage religious memorabilia.       Use the soft color scheme of French/Nordic country interiors ~ beautiful whites, creams, browns and silvers, with touches of pastels.  Display them amongst green ivy, garden moss, or antique urns.

The eggs below were for sale in limited numbers at the EAB Designs etsy shop, but I wasn’t early enough :(

‘I’ve placed mine in a few of my iron urns, but they would also look lovely under a glass cloche, or nestled in garden moss down the center of a table.’  Julie, EAB Designs

{Images 1- 4 via EAB Designs; 5-8 via Sweet Paul}

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Friday 22 April 2011

a green Easter

 

This gorgeous green Easter setting styled by Katrine Martensen-Larsen and photographed by Kira Brandt. And there are some of my favourite flowers ~ crocuses, snowdrops, white parrot tulips and discounted viagra cherry branches.

{Styled by Katrine Martensen-Larsen and photographed by Kira Brandt}

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