Friday, November 30, 2012

Old Fashioned Silverbeet and Feta Quiche

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 Old Fashioned Silverbeet and Feta Quiche 

Prep time: 15 min 
Cooking time: 45 min- 60 min 

Ingredients: Frozen reduced fat flaky puff pastry- 1 and a half sheets (Or just normal flaky puff pastry) Silverbeet- about 10-12 large leaves, chopped roughly
Onion- medium, diced 
Feta cheese- 200g (1 average package) 
Garlic- 3 cloves, minced 
Vegetable oil- 2 Tbsp Milk- 1 cup 
Eggs- 3 
Egg yolks- 2
Nutmeg- 1/2 tsp 
Salt & pepper- to taste 

How to make: 
1) Turn oven on to 190 degrees Celsius 
2)Take 1 and a half sheets of frozen flaky puff pastry out to thaw 10-15 min before starting to prepare the rest of your ingredients. 
3) Line a quiche tin with baking paper/ spray with cooking oil. 
4)Press pastry into your quiche tin, you may have to chop random bits of the half sheet and press into the main sheet of pastry to cover the whole tin. Place in the fridge until your just about to put your mixture in.
5) Heat your vegetable oil in a fry pan, cook onions and garlic for 5-10 minutes until translucent. 
6) Add silverbeet to the fry pan and continue to cook until the silverbeet just starts to reduce in size. Take off heat, set aside. 
7) Crumble feta into the silverbeet/ onion mixture. 
8) Place your silverbeet/ feta mixture into the pastry lined quiche tin. 
9) In a new bowl, whisk together eggs, yolk milk, nutmeg, salt & pepper. Pour over the back of a spoon, over the top of the silverbeet mixture. 
10) Fold down the corners of your pastry for an old fashioned look. 
11) Bake in the oven for 45-60 minutes until pastry is golden brown and the mixture has cooked right through....just make sure you keep checking after about 45-minutes!
12)....And ENJOY!!silverbeet feta quiche, chard feta quiche, vintage baking

Monday, November 26, 2012

Vintage and recycled organisation for jewellery and other pretties!

vintage jewellery organisation, retro bedroom organisation, accessory organisation So lately my Jewellery and accessory collection has been overflowing, and I really needed to do something about it cluttering up my dressers!Here's a few tips to get you started too if you're feeling a little like me! vintage jewellery organisation, retro bedroom organisation, accessory organisationvintage jewellery organisation, retro bedroom organisation, accessory organisation A necklace tree which was tall enough to hold my long necklaces was hard to find, but I found this at a vintage market for cheap as chips! If you need more length, position it so it is overhanging over the edge of your dresser, just be aware how tantalising this may be to cats. It's important to not double up your necklaces per "branch", because trust me- they get tangled...If your at the point of needing to double up, you need to cull some jewellery, or invest in another necklace stand!... vintage jewellery organisation, retro bedroom organisation, accessory organisation vintage jewellery organisation, retro bedroom organisation, accessory organisationvintage jewellery organisation, retro bedroom organisation, accessory organisation It's great to recycle old bottles and turn them into pretty bracelet holders! even better, they can double as vases. I like to layer them in different heights and use different glass textures to add some difference. vintage jewellery organisation, retro bedroom organisation, accessory organisation On a single dresser or table, I try to match the colours of whatever items I'm using to display my jewellery...and because the pattern on the plate is so pretty, I chose to display only a few brooches on it, to let the pattern show through, and help tie the colours of the stands together. vintage jewellery organisation, retro bedroom organisation, accessory organisation vintage jewellery organisation, retro bedroom organisation, accessory organisation vintage jewellery organisation, retro bedroom organisation, accessory organisationvintage jewellery organisation, retro bedroom organisation, accessory organisation This jewellery stand was the perfect purchase for my smaller necklaces, dangley earrings, and hippie headbands. It's freed up a lot of space on the dresser! vintage jewellery organisation, retro bedroom organisation, accessory organisation I keep most of my beauty products tucked away in drawers, but my daily necessities have earned a spot on the dresser! I like to keep my makeup brushes and tools stored out in the air so they can stay dry and bacteria free. teacups and retro cups of all kind are the perfect holders! vintage jewellery organisation, retro bedroom organisation, accessory organisation vintage jewellery organisation, retro bedroom organisation, accessory organisation Yes, that is a spice rack holding my nail polish! I found like for $1 at an op shop, filled with gorgeous little glass spice bottles (Which are being prepped for another project, so watch this space!) I'd like to paint it white, to match the rest of my jewellery stands. I'm terribly slack at actually putting my nail polish on, because I can't handle the drying time, but this way when I have to look at them every day, it forces me to get use out of them! The little rail at the front also doubles as the perfect place to hang my scarf from!, which are also every colour of the rainbow. vintage jewellery organisation, retro bedroom organisation, accessory organisation vintage jewellery organisation, retro bedroom organisation, accessory organisation I have quite the collection of vintage clip on earrings, which belonged to my Grandma, which I treasure! This old candy bowl was perfectly suited to being able to clip the earrings into the little holes. I find it easiest to keep one particular type of jewellery in one place, so its easy to find what your looking for! vintage jewellery organisation, retro bedroom organisation, accessory organisation So you'll see there are lots of creative ways to organise and display your beautiful adornments, and the creative possibilities are endless! I'm always seeing great DIY or re purpose ideas popping up on pinterest for storing jewellery, and when I get around to some of those projects, I'll be sure to show you! Do you have any creative ways that you like to store your jewellery and accessories?

Secret Hideaway

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I'm so sorry for the blogging hiatus everyone! This past week hasn't been the best of weeks, and blogging has been the last thing on my mind until now. I've been in hospital with a kidney infection, and although I'm back home, I'm still feeling pretty sick and exhausted. Andrew also left a few days ago for a month of travelling with friends in South-east Asia. Although I'm really excited for him and the adventure's he will have, I miss him so much...and the timing couldn't have been much worse with me being so sick. It's been hard trying to do day to day stuff by myself like this, but I've just been trying to get plenty of rest, reading and naps during the day to recuperate in between the ongoing medical appointments.
After I got out of hospital before Andrew left, We built a fort in our lounge! It's the best adventure you can have when you can't get out and about. It was such a lovely place to nestle down and spend some quality time together watching movies...until George turned up. He instantly saw a roof of sheets as the perfect surface to dive bomb, and we ended up with sheets,fairy lights and furry paws tangled around our heads! 
I have definitely been brainstorming some more fort idea's in my head; particularly how to make them feline proof!
Have you done anything whimsical and child like lately? 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My first ever outfit post!

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shirt-vintage, hat-similar (originally Warehouse), skirt-similar (originally Supre), shoes-Tatty's, socks-similar (originally Dotti), brooch- handed down from Grandma...Actually, my Great Grandmother!

So I've finally gotten around to doing my first outfit post, Yay! To be honest I was quietly freaking out about it and put it off for ages, mostly because my darling photographer (aka Andrew) has been living at the library and didn't finish his exams until today.We celebrated with a little picnic in the sunshine! We quickly learn't that mid day sun isn't exactly great for taking pictures (duh, just wasn't even thinking!) But I'm pretty happy with how they turned out, given this is Andrew's first time shooting my outfits for me...He's such a good boyfriend! :)
This is one of my FAVOURITE shirts, which I always get complemented on by older ladies, who tell me they had shirts in exactly the same patterns in the 1960's and 1970's, cool huh! 
The wide brimmed burgundy fedora hat was actually a steal at $2.80 I found at the Warehouse last week!, it's always great keeping your eyes peeled at places you don't usually go hunting for clothes.
This is one of my favourite brooches because it belonged to my Grandma...Actually Mum told me after I published this post that it was my Great Grandma's! which makes it even more special!(Yes Mum, promise I wont loose it!) It has the most pretty, intricate, swirly details on it. I thought I'd be a bit different and pin it to my collar! What do you think?

Monday, November 12, 2012

A sneak peak into my wardrobe

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Today I thought I would share with you all a little sneak peak into my wardrobe! My accumulation of colourful frocks just grew too big and too pretty to be contained in our built in wardrobe, so Andrew built me this lovely clothes rack to hang my ever growing collection of vintage and retro outfits from! As you can see it's exploding with bright colours, floral's, polka dots and stripes. I even colour co-ordinated my shoes to match! I didn't realise how rainbow toned my wardrobe was until I had my dresses and skirts all out in the open...How colourful is your collection of clothes? I'm starting to feel like I'm the Rainbow-Bright of the fashion world!
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