Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Dance Review - Back of the Bus

Last week I had the opportunity to review a show as part of the Otago Festival of the Arts. This one was a little different to the shows I am used to! It was a great experience though and I hope I get to do another one soon. Check out my review of "Back of the Bus" here.

I hope eveyone's week has been going well!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Soccer Birthday Cake

It was bf's birthday today, so I made him a special soccer themed birthday cake with a mini All White player on it (New Zealand's national team) It came out a success and it was great getting to use my new lettering stencils I got from cake decorating class!! I also got to practice some other skills I have learned - particularly how to ice a cake so it's nice and even. It's been a good day - chocolate cake for breakfast and I have made a yummy tiramisu for dessert! I'll post my recipe for that in the next couple of days.

Hope it's been a great weekend for all!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Weekly Wishlist - Bathing Suit

Swimsuit by kcduey featuring a beach bathing suit

I'm definitely looking forward to summer. Only a couple more months and it will be sunny and warm every day!! (Hopefully!) Today was definitely a hint of things to come so it got me thinking about a new bathing suit for summer.Now I just have to decide what colour and style I want...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Recipe: Vanilla Soy Scones

Hello!! Here is another of my soy recipes. I'm having so much fun making adjustments to all of my favourite recipes, so far the results are pretty good!!

Last year I was working as a Sole-charge Chef in a cafe. Every morning I made scones for the shop, i know the recipe off by heart and I love how easy and quick they are!! These are quite often my late-night go-to for pudding, bf and flatmate love them and they fill the house with a yummy vanillery smell...

If you don't have soy milk, just add normal milk and some vanilla essence or extract.

Vanilla Soy Scones

3 C Flour
6 t Baking powder
75g Butter
1 1/2 C Vanilla soy milk, plus extra for glaze
ch of salt

t oven to 200 degrees Celsius on bake.
Sift flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl. Microwave cubed butter for 10-20 seconds to soften slightly. (Don't melt!) Add to flour and rub in with hands until mixture resembles bread crumbs. Add milk and mix to combine with a butter knife. Loosely pack mi
xture together, if it's a little sticky add some flour. Avoid kneading - this will toughen the scones! Sprinkle a board with flour, throw mixture on and pat out flat until approx 2-3cm thick. Cut out rounds with a floured glass or cutter and place on a floured and lined baking tray. Brush each scone with vanilla soy and bake for approx 10 minutes or until risen and golden brown.

Enjoy fresh from the oven with your favourite jam, butter and/or cream!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Weekly Wishlist - Hightop Sneakers

So I thought I would start a new weekly feature...whats on my wishlist at the moment! This may include a variety of things, including clothes, shoes, cooking utensils, make up and household items.

I will try to post this on a Saturday each week, just in time for the weekend.

Let me know if you have any recommendations for me to add to my wishlist!

This week my wishlist item is a pair of new Hightops! I love my current pair as seen in my Blog banner above, but they unfortunately had a disastrous meeting with a heater so I am in need of a new pair. I have my heart set on a black studded pair, now I just have to keep a look out for them!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mmmm cake....

Found some pictures of my cake before i baked it - came out really well I think! I will be icing it this weekend so I will take some pictures once that is completed.