Monday, January 31, 2011


they super rich, super delicious, super chocolatey, super rocky, super addictive...


1.4kg milk chocolate, roughly chopped

(I used canbury's)

8 regular sized chewy, filled chocolate bars of your choice

(such as snickers and mars bars), roughly chopped

100g marshmellows

180g chocolate-coated malt honeycomb balls

(such as Maltesers- Pick n Pay now sells them - hallelujah!)

100g dried apricots, roughly chopped

100g raisons

100g cornflakes

100g chocolate vermicelli

(to decorate)

a 33 x 23 x 5-cm baking tray, lined with greaseproof paper


Put the milk chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (do not let the base of the bowl touch the water). Leave until melted and smooth, stirring occasionally.

Put the chocolte bars, marshmellows, honeycomb balls, apricots, rasins and cornflakes in a large bowl and pour in the melted chocolate. Mix with a wooden spoon until everything is well mixed and the dry ingredients are evenly dispersed.

Press the mixture into the prepared baking tray, using a tablespoon to flatten and compress it. Sprinkle the chocolate vermicelli all over the top. Leave to cool completely, then cover and refrigerate overnight.


The Olsen's and breakfast

Saturday, January 29, 2011

my weekend ahead.. .

Sun/birthday celebrations/memories made/hair done/roses/red velvet cupcakes/mum birthday cake/coffee...


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

a few of my favourites.. .

boyfriend, the baker

Adrian's Banana and Cinnamon muffins

Moist and sweet, nuts or chocolate chips can be added for variety.

350g plain flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 teaspoons ground cinamon, plus extra for sprinkle
160g castor sugar, plus extra to sprinkle
375 ml buttermilk
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
70g unsalted butter
400g peeled banana, mashed
Preheat the oven to 170'C
Put the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon in a large bowl and beat with a handheld electric whisk until combined.
Put the buttermilk, egg and vanilla extract in a jug and mix to combine. Slowly pour into the flour mixture and beat onslow speed until all the ingredients are incorporated.
Pour in the melted butter and beat until incorporated. Stir in the banana with a wooden spoo until evenly dispersed.
Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until two-thirds full and sprinkle a little extra sugar and cinnamon over the tops. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown and the sponge bounces back when touched. A skewer inserted in the centre should come out clean. Leave the muffins to cool slightly in the tray before turning onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
Makes 12.

Monday, January 24, 2011

sweet treats.. .

seriously WTF?!

Below is something weird I stumbled apon and thought I must share it with you.. Doesnt it make you feel like going on hoilday to see this...

This unbelievable structure is called A Casa do Penedo, or The House of Stone, and is located in the Fafe Mountains of northern Portugal. It was built in 1974 between four large boulders naturally found on the site. Believe it or not, the stone house has 2 stories, a swimming pool and fireplace, serving a family retreat for many years. Crazy hey?!

Summer flowers

Doesn't this editorial, filled with crisp white, warm colours, floral prints and cropped length, make your heart sore at the thought of winter?

The Olsen's have a younger sister?! ... and she is cute!

Elizabeth Olsen at the Sundance film festival in Utah- January 23rd 2011

spread the love ♥

So if you dont already know.. now you do! Im a huge romantic!! Valentines day is under three weeks away. Im not a huge lovey dovey soppy soppy kind of romantic, well I hope Im not. (Adrian?!) Im happy for those crazy in love couples who kiss and cuddle in public. But Im not one of them. I can never understand why they have to have a huge smooch in the middle of a shopping center or in a movie cinema. Like my worst scenario is when you out for dinner with another couple, and they too busy kissing to reply to your question. It's just awkward... ya we know you in love but please dont ask us out for dinner with you then.

nom, nom, nom. . . .

So its just a month over christmas.. and the festive season binge seems to still be racing past. The bad news is.. now the stores are stocked up on Valentines Day treats and filled up there shelves with easter eggs. White eggs to be exact. My favourite. My downfall. So basically todays blog is food related. I was doing my daily blog snoop this morning when I came across these um... disturbing images. Disturbing for some... beautiful for others. There is definatly something about these images which makes you take a second look. Maybe its that they arent photo's (unbelievable right?!) But they are actually paintings by a women called Lee Price. Lee's series explores the relationship between women and food... what you think? You like them?