Monday, 23 April 2012

bambi in 'wildflower'.

Yes I know, it's winter! With the icy weather finally starting to settle in, now is not the time to get nostalgic over summer days. But how could I not post this shoot of the beautifully youthful-looking Bambi Northwood-Blyth? The editorial 'Wildflower' was photographed by Tim Barber (of Urban Outfitters fame) for Muse magazine. The rest of his portfolio is just as impressive - see it here.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

recipe: custard cookies

I have wanted to share this recipe on my blog ever since I baked these on the weekend. Unfortunately my internet/ADSL line at home has been down for the last few days so I am only able to post this up now. If you're a fan of custard, you will love these... obvs! Once you've had the first bite of a custard cookie you will find it extremely difficult not to come back for seconds. Or thirds. Or fourths. (True story)

Custard cookies

180g butter
125ml icing sugar
250ml flour
5ml baking powder
130ml custard powder


1. Preheat oven to 160°C.
2. Cream the butter and icing sugar in a mixing bowl.
3. Sift in dry ingredients and mix well.
4. Roll out dough and cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters.
5. Place on a baking tray for 15 minutes.
6. Bake until golden brown. 

For the royal icing 

1 and a half cups icing sugar
1 egg white
4 drops lemon juice
food colouring


1. Sift icing sugar. Beat egg lightly and then add icing sugar gradually, beating well, until the icing reaches piping consistency. Beat in lemon juice.

2. Colour small quantities of icing according to personal taste. Spoon each colour of icing into a small plastic bag and snip off one corner to make a piping bag. Pipe detail onto the cookies.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012


Had the most relaxed Easter down the coast at my family's beach cottage this weekend. Time spent with family is really the most valuable thing to me!

Monday, 9 April 2012

i like.

The internet has been a real visual treat for me lately. So many things I covet. (Click on image for link)