Sunday, June 20, 2010
timber floors check ,
same freedom coffee table check ,
white walls check ,
touches of wicker check ,
two boys check,
house in Byron Bay check.... Ok so that's a lie but I did live there for 6 years so its kinda true ,ok not really . Anyway my absolute favourite thing in Kate's house were her green chairs.
Oh how I loved those green chairs , I dreamed about those green chairs and wished I too had a Aunt that would pass on to me some green chairs just like these. So I kept my copy of Home Beautiful and would often look and sigh at the chairs but had given up the hope that one day I would have green vintage chairs too .
And then something AMAZING happened ....
while driving down the road to pick my son up from school a couple of months ago what is sitting on the side of the road , homeless and waving at me was ....TWO VINTAGE , VELVET GREEN CHAIRS .
Now let me tell you , lucky for me I drive a van I screeched to a halt ....and well those chairs and I locked eyes and well.... its been love ever since .
Let me tell you these babies weigh a ton! They may not be perfect they have a few marks...
Monday, June 14, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
500 grams plain flour (I use 1/2 plain and 1/2 wholemeal , but whatever you prefer really)
325 grams water
10 grams salt
1 satchet yeast (7gram)
1 can tomatoes
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp oregano
Put all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for about 15 minutes , set aside to use.
How to make the base
Put all ingredients in mixer and mix slow for 2 minutes and faster for 5 minutes , using dough hook .
Cover and let rise for 2 hours in a warm spot ( I pop it in the microwave NOT turned on ofcourse).It should double in size .Now punch down and form into 3 balls . Don't roll them in your hands kind of stretch the dough over the ball pinching underneath
Now pop them on a floured plate and put back in warm spot for another hour .
About half an hour before you want too make them turn your oven on to its hottest setting and put your pizza stone in to heat up . Now stretch out your base try not to overhandle , don't roll out . Throw in the air if your game !
Make up your pizza with your ingredients , I use just sauce ( leave a little edge so you have a crust) , basil and mozzarella cheese because I really feel less is more with pizza . Brush some olive oil over crust ,and drizzle some more on before you put in the oven, put some flour on your pizza stone. Now bake for 5 or so minutes and your done .....enjoy . My whole family loves this ...Oh except the 9 year old he doesn't like much at all though so he doesn't count.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
And what was inside ....well it was one of these little guys. I've wanted one for ages and seeing as I had to order something else ...somehow this happened to pop into my cart too . What a shame.
And what else did I order...... it was this , a laser cut Noah's ark for my sons room . If you love cool things , gifts , cards etc you really have to have a look at pulp . The service is fantastic too .