DIY Fashion, how to make your own couture studded outfits, so very simple it will be hard not to get carried away!

I was having a sneaky peek through wiwt.com as I am prone to do, trying to keep up with what people are wearing and feasting my eyes on how these fashionistas are putting together their own looks with current fashion. Now as you can tell from my previous post, I am gaining a serious interest in all things “studded”, I don’t know what it is that appeals to me… perhaps I just like looking at shiny metal objects… I am easily entertained! But I can see myself in quite a few of the items and I can also see how […]

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Crunchy Vanilla & Sesame Cookies, perfect for afternoon tea, ready in 20 minutes

It’s the weekend again and of course that means “cookie time” and I have a bag of semolina flour just waiting to be used, so I thought I’d pop it in my cookie mix and see what happen. My cookies tend to look very similar but the taste is always very different, sometimes I like zesty biscuits with lemon or orange zest and sometimes I just love a little bit of cinnamon to spice things up a bit, but this time, I opted for good old vanilla to add the flavour and accompany my sesame seeds. I was surprised to find […]

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DIY Couture – Make a Gorgeous Alexander McQueen Inspired Clutch Bag, the perfect accessory for a night out.

Every girl knows you need a fabulous bag to set off your favourite outfit and I have found the perfect DIY project to make your very own designer inspired clutch bag, using nothing but a place-mat, some glue, 2 zips, 28 studs and 2 studs. I am still waiting on my own studs to arrive that I bought online, I’ve got some silver and some gold on the way… fingers crossed they’ll be here soon. I love this particular print design as well, as I have a lovely black dress and plain black heels that are screaming out for a […]

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Aubergine & Cauliflower Curry for those who like it hot!! Ideal if you are on a budget and still want great taste.

Now that it’s cooling down a bit, I can actually get back to cooking on an evening, without looking like I’ve been hosed down! So I thought a nice big vat of curry would be just the thing, quick, cheap and tasty, 3 of my favourite words in the cooking world. The recipe I say makes 6 servings. As there is only the 2 of us, we opted to have the recipe as written below on day 1 (yesterday) and tonight, I added a cup of cooked chickpeas to the curry to flesh it out and on Sunday I have […]

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Courgette Pasta with Pea & Basil Pesto (Raw & Vegan), quick, easy and delicious!

I love trying new ideas with food, so I jumped on the idea of making a raw dish that substituted pasta for fresh strips of courgette. Not only does it cut down the cooking time, but you can prepare it hours in advance, pop it in the fridge and serve when you’re ready! I loved this recipe, it was amazingly fresh and flavorsome. Courgette Pasta with Pea & Basil Pesto (Raw & Vegan)   Raw Pasta: 3 decent sized courgettes 1/2 lemon juiced Black Pepper to season   For the pea pesto: 2 cups of frozen peas ½ cup of fresh […]

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Quick and Tasty Sweet & Sour Stir Fry, great if you need good food, fast!

Making stir fry takes me back to my days of youth when I couldn’t actually cook a thing, so getting a ready made rice that I could pop in the microwave, a ready made sauce and a pack of already washed and chopped stir fry veg was all I could ever muster. My flatmate Marie and I survived on a year of eating stir fry! So I always feel a little better about my kitchen skills when I now make absolutely everything from scratch and it tastes blooming lovely! Stir fry is one of the quickest, healthiest meals you can […]

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