Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pea pistachio pesto pasta

For some weird reason I was craving peas for lunch, maybe it has something to do with the vibrant green colour they have. I never have peas any other way than by themselves as a side with dinner, I wanted to try something different and pea pistachio pesto pasta it was.
Peas are underrated and should be used more often, especially this summer. I think my next pea adventure will be pea soup.







Recipe:

Serves 2

Half a packet spaghetti pasta
1 1/2 cups  frozen peas
2 cloves  garlic
200 grams pistachios
100 grams parmesan cheese
Scallops
Olive oil


Bring a pan of slightly salty water to the boil and add the peas, cook until they are just done, set aside.
Cook pasta al dente in a pan of salty water. 
Whilst the pasta is cooking, grate the parmesan cheese finely and de-shell the pistachios.
Add the parmesan cheese, pistachios, garlic, 1 cup of the peas and a drizzle of oil into a food processor or use a stick blender, blend until the ingredients are smooth.
Fry the scallops for a minute (or two depending on the size) on each side in a frying pan. 
Drain the pasta but keep a cup of the pasta water,  the water will help the pesto cling to the pasta.
Back in the pan, add the water, scallops, excess peas and the pea pesto, stir together and serve.
Top with some finely grated parmesan cheese. 

Recipe adapted from Smitten Kitchen


Friday, September 21, 2012

Leather lapel

I must apologize for my lack of posts lately, sorry!

Here are a couple of pics of what I have been wearing a lot of lately.
It took me a while to find a blazer that I like the look of on me, but I found it in Glassons. 
The leather lapel makes it easy to dress down with some jeans and a pair of flats.




Pixie with my homemade clutch


Blazer: Glassons
Jeans: Lee Riders
Brouges: Cotton On

I am going to spend the weekend catching up with friends, some who are visiting from overseas, exciting!
I hope you all have a great weekend.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sunday wants

What better to do on a cloudy Sunday than some internet shopping, in my case browsing. I am in love with all of the items below, totally swooning.  
Bone ring by Deadly Ponies

Hawk ring by Deadly Ponies
Mr Croc Tote by Deadly Ponies
Orange tube by Balenciaga

Blazer with spikes on the shoulder by Zara

Metal heel court shoe by Zara

Skull shirt by Zara

Flower print trousers by Zara

Double fabric blazer by Zara
The flower print trousers from Zara are amazing, they look so comfortable, I think I might have to buy them eeek!

I have been looking at the blog Four Eyes over the last few days, it is a great blog for those of you in NZ to follow. It gives a real insight into what people are wearing in New Zealand.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Twilight fog

I love a foggy day, it is my favourite weather to photograph in, it gives an image such a mysterious spooky feel.




I always look forward to my hair appointments and my new hair colour is why, I decided to give dip dying a go and I have to say I love it!



Hair colour by: Ronda Siaki of NSPYRE RED hair design
Necklace: Lovisa
Cardigan: Wholesale dress

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Peanut butter cupcakes

Inspired by Whittakers new peanut butter chocolate, I wanted to incorporate these ingredients to make cupcakes. At first I was going to simply make a chocolate cupcake and place a dollop of peanut butter in the centre but I came across this recipe on the Bakers Royale website and I decided to give it a go.
It is an easy recipe to follow and they are not to time consuming to make, I enjoyed baking these last Sunday. 




I grated Whittaker's dark ghana chocolate on top for extra colour and flavour 
These cupcakes are so good, I recommend you give them a go, they are very rich and moist.

I seem to have bad luck with piping bags and this batch of cupcakes was no exception, I ended up using a spatula to smooth the icing on top, I think the rustic messy look suits the flavours in these cupcakes anyway.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Likes

Dusty pink lips

Put your favourite lipstick on, then apply some white or light eyeshadow


Oreo olallieberry chocolate layer cake

This cake is too great for words, I have to make this!!


White trestle desk

I love the simplistic look and I think this desk would be perfect to put my computer on


Helmut Newton 

Helmut Newton is one of my favourite photographers, he was known as a controversial photographer because of his provocative images, which I haven't showed here.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Winter is upon us

I bought a wooly jumper from Wild Pair a couple of weeks ago and I have been wearing it religiously ever since. I need to invest in a few more big jumpers to get me through this chilly season. I'm in love with this mullet style jumper because it keeps my bum warm and the different cut transforms a simple outfit into something a bit more interesting.






Wooly jumper: Wild Pair
Scarf: Red Current
Leggings: Glassons
Boots:Wild Pair