Thursday, July 28, 2011

Preparing the troops oops I mean the treats!

This week I have been in my warm cosy kitchen, mostly baking for the annual Thomas More Country Fair. We live 3 hours away from the Drakensberg mountains. So when it snows there which it did on Monday, Durbanites get to feel some cold temps for a change!

The weather is not great for the fair which I'm praying will clear up this Saturday. But I have been seeing some awesome pics on facebook of friends children, seeing the snow for the first time and it brings a smile to my face. Last day tomorrow for baking and I will be making some shortbread glitter stars!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

You are invited...

To the Thomas More annual Country Fair. Tin Bird will be having a stall there, next week Sat, 30th July. Its from 9 am - 4 pm. There's going to be an exclusive craft market plus a giant field of fun for the kids. Its a fantastic, well organized event and a great family outing. Get there early to grab a parking! Pop in and say hi to Tin Bird, I know you are craving Pecan snowballs, Double choc biscotti, Choc chip crunchies, Bodega nuts... drooling yet?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Breathing Spaces

Pick one, any one & visualize! When are they going to invent those teleporting capsules?!

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

A thrifting tea party!

One of my favourite blogs {the thrift collection} has an online shop of pre-owned clothes for guys & gals, accessories, homeware and all this with the thrift price tag. Pippa, who runs the online Thrift shop, is {hosting a tea party!} to celebrate the opening of her new store. Bonus... in Durbs - how fabulous! There will be thrifting, tea & crouquet. So please save the date and spread the word. 

Some of my favourite items I picked up at her store: my lilac necklaces {R20} and my tin wastepaper bin {R25} which resides in my office. I love a good bargain - thanks Pippa!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cool Cookie Cutters

I love unusual cookie cutters. These cool cutters would make a great addition to anyone's collection!

Pac-man cookies

Aaahhh Angel wings to make your tea heavenly!

Go Ninjabread Men!

Puzzle cookies

How awesome are these Star Wars cookies?!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Chocolate Milo Cake

It was hubby's birthday last week so I made him Nigella's Choc Malteser Cake. Nigella uses Horlicks, which I substituted with Milo. My cake tins were larger and I also substituted maltesers with cadbury shortcake balls. It had a very subtle flavour with those tell-tale Milo bits. Kiddies helped decorate and with some edible glitter of course. (FYI - everything tastes better with edible glitter didn't you know?!) As always Nigella's recipes are very simple and when it was time to take out the oven it was ready et voila. Definitely will make this again. You can find the recipe here.