This may or may not be a familiar scene to you. You start off with a recipe that requires melting chocolate over a Bain-Marie. It asks you to add a liquid, either before you start the melting process or after. It melts perfectly at the beginning, just like this below – smooth, shiny & easy […]
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At home, we call the pathway on the Northern side of the house Wisteria Lane. Yes, the name was borrowed from the past TV series Desperate Housewives, but it is so befitting to what we have. We planted this Japanese Wisteria about 7 years ago and trained it to grow all along the path. It has grown […]
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… Shoes. These classic buckle shoes are so timeless in their shape, style & colour. This particular pair is from Meermin and are handmade using traditional techniques. They are Goodyear Welted so you can change and replace the soles as may times as you like. Timeless. http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1950
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Pâte Feuilletée (Puff Pastry) is, to me, the king of all pastries. I say this with confidence because personally, it has never disappointed me. The fact that it stores perfectly in the deep freeze and thaws readily are just some of the reasons why I always have a few sheets in my freezer at any […]
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…is now a cocoon. I found a black caterpillar munching away at a leaf on our lime tree. I left it there to do it’s business and a few weeks later I discovered that it had turned into a cocoon. I find it so fascinating how well it is camouflaged. It’s casing replicates the green […]
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