Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Recipe | Broulee Baked Beanz

Homemade baked beans have been popping up on cafe breakfast menus of late. This is a delicious version my lovely friends, Sam and Rhianna, taught me and I'd like to share it with you. 

This recipe takes over an hour to cook so I like to cook it the night before and heat it up when I'm ready to eat.  

olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 red onion, finely diced
400g crushed tinned tomatoes 
2tbsp tomato paste
2tbsp red wine vinegar 
1tbsp brown sugar
400g cannelini beans

fresh bread, sliced and toasted
avocado, sliced
lemon wedges

Heat olive oil in a frypan over very low heat. Add garlic and onions to the pan and cook until caramalised; about 20-30 minutes, stirring occaisionally. 

Pour in crushed tomatoes and paste and cook for another 20-30 minutes, continuing to stir. Add in the red wine vinegar, brown sugar and continue to cook for another 20 minutes. Finally add the cannelini beans and cook for 15-20 minutes. 

Serve on toasted fresh bread with sliced avocado, a wedge of lemon and cracked pepper. 

Sorry for the double recipe post but ice just been cooking a lot lately and wanted to share. 

Erin xx

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Jewellery | Silver Bells

Hi lovelies! So I am a pretty fussy person when it comes to jewellery. I tend to prefer simple pieces over flashy ones. Something that I can wear everyday, regardless of what 
I'm wearing. And it has to be silver. That's something I've always been very definite on. I'm not sure why I have such a strong preference for silver over gold, I just always have. 

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Recipe | Berry Pink Sangria

1cup chopped strawberries 
1tbsp balsamic vinegar 
1tbsp brown sugar 
sparkling rosé
120ml black raspberry liquor (Chambord)
cucumber, chopped and frozen
juice of half a lime
half a lime, quatered
125ml orange juice
350ml mixed berry juice
1/2cup strawberries, frozen

Friday, 12 September 2014

Playlist | Time Out

Hi lovelies! I've been flat out with assignments and uni in general at the moment. So I've really been relying on some chilled out music to get me to sleep at the end of a long day. This is just a combination of the artists I've been tuning in to recently. 

The photo's from a more relaxing time too, last year at Woodford Folk Fest, can't wait to head back there soon.

Happy weekend!

Jess x 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

At Home | Crystals and Cookware

Its been quite a while since I've posted about vintage home-wares finds. To be perfectly honest, I plan on moving in the near future so I have been quite restrained with my purchasing. I picked the crystal-ware in the first photo up at my local Salvation army store whilst the vintage Sunbeam Mixmaster was a gift from my mother; no it wasn't hers she found it in a Ballarat vintage store. 

You might remember a post a did a few months ago about some neat jewellery organisation pieces I found op-shopping. Well I have now added and fiddled with it and am even happier, for the moment. I used to use a crystal ring dish and blue porcelain bowl. I've now upgraded all of the jewellery storage to crystal-ware with a bowl and a flat dish. I really love the way my fairly simple collection looks sitting in the glass. These dishes sit on my dresser intermingled with my makeup collection.

It is no secret that I love old things nor that I love cooking. My mum knows this all too well, so when she saw this vintage Sunbeam Mixmaster she was almost certain I would fall head over heels.  Considering I don't own a new mixmaster I am hoping to get a lot of use out this machine (fingers crossed it lets me). I love how the dial at the back instructs the user about what is best for tasks; that would never happen with modern appliances. 

That's my favourite second hand items from the last few months. I've got a few months before I move so I'm in the process of culling and figuring out what I do and don't need. These things definitely go on the 'Do' list. 

Happy hunting fellow thrifters! 
Erin xx

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Hair | Straightening with the InStyler

Hi lovelies! So my hair has changed quite a bit over the course of this blog. From very short, to blue, to pink, I am a floozy when it comes to styles. Now that my hair's a little longer I've really been enjoying wearing it straight. What I've been using for this is an InStyler. 

Sunday, 7 September 2014

OOTD | A Rose By Another Name

Pink lace slip - Can You Keep A Secret / long sleeve crop-tee - Miss KL / white slip - BARKINS / denim jacket - thrifted via Lifeline / sheer black tights - Coles / 8-Eye Doc Martens - vintage via Paddington Antique Centre

Happy Father's Day lovely people! Hope you're all treating your loved ones today. I'm pretty sure my mind was somewhere close to where Jess' usually is when I picked this outfit. This is the first time since school that I've worn, or even owned, at pair of sheer black tights. As it gets warmer and I still ache for non-pant leg coverings I am slowly warming to them. 


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