Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Busy Bee

Tin Bird is baking up a storm for this saturdays I heart Market. Just checked the weather report, relief... at the moment we will have fabulous sunny weather! At Tin Bird's table: choc biscotti, tuscan biscotti, choc chip crunchies, pecan snowballs, choc kisses and bodega nuts!

The joy team are the beauty & brains behind the I heart. I take my hat off to them for organising such an event every month. There are some really creative talented people at I heart, be sure to visit! See you there...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I spy a rainbow

What a wonderful sight to be greeted by the most beautiful rainbow this morning - so awesome for the kids to see! My camera doesn't do it justice, trust me it was breathtaking.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Time for the Ting Tings

This is one of my bestest songs!! Is got a great beat, no subliminal message... just a great track to get you up and dancing, love it!

Monday, May 23, 2011

All I feel like doing

is sleeping & napping. My children are sick. I've got a bout of flu. Will post soon!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My baby has arrived...

After years of yearning for one, I finally have one of my very own. I'm so stoked.  Besides my awesome Smeg oven this baby is a welcome addition to Tin Bird. I have to say when it came to choosing the colour, I could NOT decide. The colour is a very personal choice. 

I bugged everybody for their opinion, and had to take in a few factors like kitchen scheme and what happened if said kitchen scheme changed? So many decisions eek! After nearly leaving the whole notion of getting a KitchenAid I finally whittled the choice down to two colours: Almond Cream or Boysenberry (purple). It was tough but I did it!  One day when I'm famous like Nigella I can have one in every colour!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Pass the Hot Stones please

Have you ever had a hot stone massage? If you can handle a bit of heat from the stones, you are in for a treat!  Well actually I'm in for a treat tomorrow as I am having one - yes a bit of me time!

One benefit of the hot stone massage therapy is that hot stones can dilate blood vessels; this enhances blood circulation. This will gradually sedate the nervous system which leads to a calmer state of mind and a de-stressed body.  Looking forward to a calmer state of mind.

Friday, May 13, 2011

A cup of tea solves everything

Baking orders for this week finished & delivered. Its time for Tin Bird to put her feet up and relax. Hope you have a fab weekend!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

To Choc chip or not?

Its take-a-poll time - visit Tin Bird's facebook page and cast your vote. Tin Bird's Anzac crunchies original recipe are delicious!! Should this be tampered with and add chocolate chips to them? What would be your favourite? Decisions decisions...mmm

Tin Bird @ i ♥ market

It didn't rain Saturday, well it did a bit in the am. Then eventually the sun appeared and coaxed the Durbanites out. Yay!  The market had a great vibe and there were some new interesting stall holders. Thanks to the joy team for organising another fab market. Its not a fantastic pic of the table, but thanks to all who came and supported Tin Bird.  Hope you are all enjoying your goodies! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hampers for your mother

I have put together 3 different hampers for Mother's Day.  Each have a special treat to spoil your mom.  It's great to get something like this already made up. There's no need to rush around the shops frantically searching for the perfect slippers.

Biscuit packets can also be changed depending what's in stock. Any feedback is always welcome. Send me an email if you would like more info: debbie@bikinidbn.co.za

Small Hamper
205 mm diameter, 105 mm height
1 x shortbread Teacups 
1x dble chocolate Biscotti
25 x Top-grade Green Seal tea bags

Medium Hamper
220 mm diameter, 115 mm height
1 x shortbread Teacups 
1x dble chocolate Biscotti
35 x Top-grade Green Seal tea bags
250g Columbian medium roast ground coffee

Medium Hamper
240 mm diameter, 125 mm height
1 x shortbread Teacups 
1x Dble Chocolate Biscotti
50 x Top-grade Green Seal tea bags
250g Columbian medium roast ground coffee
1 x Bodega roasted mixed nuts
1 x Vintage style china tea cup & saucer with silver trim

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Anyone for tea?

Working today on new biscuits for Mother's Day hampers... little teacups! Rather charming, with their little blooms.  These shortbread biscuits are buttery with a slightly crisp texture. Goes so well, with yes... a cup of tea!

Monday, May 2, 2011

I heart Market this May

All you Durban folk are invited to the next i heart market this coming Saturday!  Tin bird will be at the market with deelish bags of Biscotti, Bodega nuts, Anzac crunchies and Pecan snowballs.  Hope to see you there, starts at 9 am!

the joy team