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Insta-Update

Well chickadees its been awhile since I have posted an Insta-update and as this has been a rather long week for me (back to work after a week off sick is always painful) I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to let my Instagrams do all the talking tonight – as they say, a picture tells a thousand words.

Sunday Roas

Sunday Roast

With a glass of red to complement the above mentioned roast

With a glass of red to complement the above mentioned roast

Hydrating myself

Keeping myself hydrated

New name tag at work (or an old model we no longer sell)

New name tag at work (or an old model we no longer sell at work)

Being healthy with a homemade green chicken curry with veggies and brown rice

Being healthy with a homemade green chicken curry with veggies and brown rice

I love mandarin season!

I love mandarin season!

Coconut macaron courtesy of a lovely mystery co-worker

Coconut macaroon courtesy of a lovely mystery co-worker

Mad Mex fix for lunch

Mad Mex fix for lunch

I had a yummy burrito

I had a yummy burrito

Sun in my eyes driving home from work - but its so pretty all you can do is smile (and squint)!

Sun in my eyes driving home from work – but it’s so pretty all you can do is smile (and squint)!

Afternoon tea time - Twinings Earl Grey of course!

Afternoon tea time – Twinings Earl Grey of course!

Mummy and me and my talented little sister's performance

Mummy and me and my talented little sister’s performance

Strawberry kisses for a midweek mani

Strawberry kisses for a midweek manicure

Icing my knee post cardio workout

Icing my knee post cardio workout

Coffee!

Coffee!

I hope you enjoyed that little Insta-update, and until next time folks…

K

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Nailing It!

I have a little bit of an obsession with nail polish. I have far more than one person should ever require especially those of the pink variety. Whilst I love a visit to the nail salon, you will rarely ever see me getting a manicure. I am more than happy to pay for a pedicure, however
I really can’t justify paying for a manicure – strange, I know. I am far more content tending and painting my own nails. This is probably how I have justified the ridiculous amount of nail polishes I have purchased over the last few years.

Small sample of my nail polis

Tonight I am rocking an old polish that I don’t think I have ever worn before. It’s a Models Prefer shade called Sterling and to be honest, I’m quite perplexed as to why this is only the debut for my pretty little Sterling.

Sterling by Models Prefer

Sterling by Models Prefer

Sterling by Models Prefer

Cheers to Saturday night and my new favourite colour – for this weekend anyway!

K

A stroll in the park and Grandma’s self saucing pudding

Lately we have been having abnormally beautifully warm weather in Sydney. Whilst the evenings are fresh to say the least, the days have been all sunny, blue skies and balmy early to mid twenties temps. Whilst I have been home sick all week, I must admit the view from lounge has been one to put a smile on any sick dial. I have especially loved my doctors and pharmacy visits which have forced me to walk through the warm sunny streets of my local shops.

This morning I was finally feeling slightly normal and the Husband and I decided to go get a coffee and have a stroll through the park. My goodness I isn’t nature magnificent this time of year! The vivid orangey red colour from the autumn leaves against the crystal clear bright blue of the sky is truly something to see.

Here are a few insta-snaps from our stroll in the park this morning

Coffee in the park

Stroll in the park

Stroll in the park

Stroll in the park

Stroll in the park

Stroll in the park

Stroll in the park

Another thing I love about autumn, which will come as no surprise to anyone, is the comfort cooking. The other night we had a friend of ours over for dinner and I whipped up one of my Grandma’s chocolate self saucing puddings for dessert, who can resist a bowl of steaming hot pudding goodness with a spoonful or two of double cream or vanilla ice cream.

The recipe is super easy, and I personally believe that a great recipe should be shared

Grandmas Chocolate Sauce Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup castor sugar
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

For the sauce:

  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 cups boiling water

Method: 

Sift all dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir in melted butter, milk and vanilla until all are well combined and smooth.

Spoon mixture into individual ramekins (mix makes enough for four) or one large oven proof dish.

Sprinkle brown sugar and cocoa powder evenly over the top of mixture, and then slowly pour over the boiling water.

Place ramekins or oven-proof dish in a baking tray half filled with water. Bake for 20-30 minutes in a medium (160 – 180 degrees Celsius) oven or until water is dissolved.

Remove and serve with double cream, vanilla ice cream, plenty of the chocolate sauce and enjoy with family or friends.

Grandma's self saucing pudding

Grandma's self saucing pudding

Grandma's self saucing pudding served with double cream

I highly recommend making this pudding; it never disappoints and is the perfect follow-up to a Sunday roast – just as an idea!

Happy weekend all

K

Loving Right Now

I have a fairly large collection of nail polish, so it’s not unusual that sometimes I forget I have particular colours. Last year my lovely friend, Eilise, brought me back a couple of OPI nail polishes from her trip to the US.

Tonight is date night and whilst getting myself ready, I stumbled across one of the above mentioned nail polishes which I am now crushing on big time. Its the perfect colour for this Autumn season.

OPI Miami Beet

This shade is OPI Miami Beet. I love the names of the OPI collection, I think that’s part of the reason I have so many.

What are your thoughts on this colour?

K

Say it with cake!

Recently I seem to be baking up a birthday storm in my little kitchen. Last month is was my father-in-law’s, my mum’s and my sister’s birthday and I was on cake duty. I love the idea of making my family and friends a birthday cake, it has a more personal touch plus it gives me the excuse to try out new recipes and enjoy a slice without being stuck with the remained of the cake – because let’s face it, if it’s in my kitchen, I will eat it!

Here are a few of my recent creations:

Three layer white cake with buttercream frosting and silver cashous

3 layer white cake with teal butter cream frosting and hundreds & thousands

Rachie's Cake

Rachie's Cake

Rachie's Cake

Chocolate bourbon cake with bourbon sauce, double cream and toffee shards

Chocolate bourbon cake with bourbon sauce, double cream and toffee shards

Mum's Cake

for the two white cakes, I used this recipe and matching frosting, for Mum’s chocolate bourbon cake I used this recipe.

Happy drooling!

K

 

Insta Update

Greetings and salutations. I have been so busy lately I have totally neglected my little blog.

Here is a Insta update, thanks to my trusty Instagram app – where would I be without this little number. Honestly, it catches the most intimate, exciting and crucial moments in my life, you know, like what food I’m eating and my morning coffee!

Enjoy:

Mexican Fiesta

Mexican Fiesta

Hot Chocolate from Max Brennar

Hot Chocolate from Max Brenner

Pink roses on my afternoon walk

Pink roses on my afternoon walk

Girls drinks ended with a chocolate soufle from my man Max

Girls drinks ended with a chocolate fix from my man Max

Grill'd fix

Grill’d fix

Lunch at Cafe Sydney - love!

Lunch at Cafe Sydney – love!

Lunch with a view

Lunch with a view

Coffee to get me started on an early morning

Coffee to get me started on an early morning

I love me some pretty flowers

I love me some pretty flowers

Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini

What a view! drinks at Blu Horizon @ Shangri La

Drinks at Blu Horizon @ Shangri La, what a view!


Need a break?

Need a break?

Happy hump day, it’s all down hill to the weekend now!

K