|Crocodile Desert Caviar Quilt Cover $209|
Monday, April 29, 2013
Check out the gorgeous bright range of bedding from Kip & Co just in time for the winter months. Apparently they are selling like hotcakes! Designed by 3 Melbourne girls, Hayley, Kate & Alex; Kip & Co is small Aussie design at its best. Not just for the big kids but little ones to, most designs come in single, queen and king.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
There is a gorgeous little homewards/clothing shop in town that stocks amazing creations by local Byron Bay talent Ahoy Trader. This Frida Kahlo inspired tile caught my eye and led me to wonder what other goodies Frida may have inspired -
Frida Tile - Ahoy Trader
Frida Geometric Necklace $42
Frida Tank $15.75
Frida Quote Cuff $24.63
"I tried to drown my sorrows but the damn things learned how to swim"
Frida waxed fabric print $7
Frida Cushion $37
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Maybe its having a young child (and therefore lack of sleep, lucky I'm in love), or the feeling of Autumn in the air and cooler nights, but I've been dreaming about gorgeous bed linen lately. These are some faves from Whiteport -
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
I needed an excuse to use up the kumquats on our tree and here's the results -
1. Pick as many as you can
2. Chop them up leaving skin on and pips in (these help the jam set)
3. Just cover with water in abowl and leave overnight to soften
4. Measure out soaked fruit/water into a saucepan and add equal ratio of sugar. Stir over low-med heat until sugar disolves and reaches a rolling boil. Stir frequently over the next 25 mins, scraping downs the sides and bottom. Test to see if jam has reached set point (see note at bottom of page) and remove from heat if ok, otherwise cook for another 5 mins and test again.
Remove from heat, let cool for about 10 minutes and remove the pips with a spoon (tedious but essential) and pour into sterilised jars.
and voila! I'm ready to join the CWA :)
Tips: To test if jam has reached set point, put a saucer in the freezer when you start cooking and drop a tsp of cooked jam onto the cold saucer when ready to test. Leave it for a minute and push through the middle with your finger. If jam wrinkles up at the edges it is ready. If not, keep cooking.
To sterilise jars and lids, I put them in a big saucepan lined with a tea towel, fill it up with water and boil for about 20 mins.