Here’s another design I was lucky to find from the Schweppes Limited Edition of vintage pin up girls, hailed from the 1920’s – 1950’s. This wonderful collection celebrated the historic style of Schweppes Ginger Ale, Lemonade, Soda Water and Indian Tonic Water. You can see the Indian Tonic Water bottle I found with blooming delicate roses. Designed by the Australian Design Agency Di Donato.
Playing with PaintShop ProX…Black Pattern 1..playing can be fun!
Breakfast is one of those meals where we all do something different! Grab a coffee, some cereal, maybe a piece of fruit on the run. Even skip it! It was the custom in Italy to call into a corner bar, stand and grab a quick espresso and maybe a pastry and head off to work. Here in Australia it’s anything from coffee, toast and vegemite to a cooked breakfast of eggs, bacon and baked beans. I was an oatmeal and yoghurt girl, fresh fruit or toast and vegemite…things are a changing.
Bread hasn’t been in my daily diet for approximately three weeks…so of course because I love the texture of bread, I had to research a little and find a non grain substitute. Now, the look of this bread might seem a little bland, but it has a wonderful ‘nutty’ texture, but hey not very exciting for the morning…how about a little boost of sunshine!
Slices of ‘no grain’ bread made into delicious french toast. Soaked in two eggs for 2/3 minutes then fry in butter. Served with fresh fruits: strawberry, kiwi fruit, passionfruit, cherries, frozen raspberries, and pecans with a swirl of honey. My friends let me introduce you to - Morning Sunshine.
So it’s an anything goes week..in more than one way for me this week.
I’ve gone back to study, and I’m feeling positive…and grateful that I have this possibility to take a little time to find a new direction to support and enhance – ME.
“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each one of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”
–Albert Schweiter Nobel Peace Prize – Winning Medical Missionary & Philosopher.
I’m a reader, and yes most of the time it’s in the comfort of my own space, or in front of a computer, I had thought and still may take another on-line course, but this course I’m taking at the moment has the extra interaction of physically meeting new people and sharing so many aspects of ‘classroom’ social interaction.
I found a little time behind the lens to capture a few photo’s and play around with light and shadow.
I’m not very experienced cooking with other flours, so I just had to try something…after travelling a few kilometers to the nearest organic retail shop, I found coconut flour, coconut oil,coconut sugar, almond butter and a new world was introduced to me. After reading and trying the ‘normal’ every day meals, I needed to try a little dessert. Danielle at ‘Against All Grain’ (see her original recipe here) used cocoa butter,(note to self) have to buy and find this product. From my own experience of using almond meal for Macaroons, sifting twice or even three times aerating the flour leads to better results.
Isn’t there something about daisies that make you smile and think of sunshine…hopefully it arrives soon!
Love, Love, Love…cherries, not only are they part of the mixture in this cupcake, delicate sweet little bits surrounded by chocolate, I love them as an extra eye catching decoration.
This is a fantastic recipe, and one I needed to share with you. A Gluten-free flourless Orange & Almond Cake. With a small challenge in time management, I know you’ll be able to cope with this recipe. It needs an overnight cooling time, but the taste is well worth the wait.
Your home will be filled with the delicious scent of citrus oranges, after baking this cake.
This week has been awesome. Busy, exciting and inspirational. How about yours?
This week, Kim offered a different challenge, that we might like to take a walk in the outdoors and take as many photo’s as we saw fit. This was the early morning sunshine just behind these marvelous trees as I went for my early morning walk. Wonderful sunshine beams and radiant warmth, to chase the crisp air of a Winters morning away.
I’ve been travelling together with Kim & Xanthe participating in their ‘Behind the Scenes’ e-course and connecting to a wonderful group of creative people. We’re connecting today by posting and answering 5 little questions & answers. We’re all getting to know each other a little better by sharing and linking together, and it’s been a few weeks of great inspirations, technical help and wonderful idea’s for our blogs. Thank you Ladies…
1. What makes you happy?….. in 5 words or less….?
Sunshine, Smiles and Rose Petals.
2. Which talent would you most like to have?
3. Which words or phrases do you overuse most?
4. What is your favourite movie, book or both?
Movie: Under a Tuscan Sun. Directed by Audrey Wells
Book: The Language of Flowers By Vanessa Diffenbaugh
5. If you could go anywhere in the world for a creative retreat where might it be?
By the ocean, high in the mountains, beauty and nature all around.
I have to say, I’m enjoying the holidays…spending time with family, friends and enjoying my e-courses.In between not so nice Winter weather, rain and fog, I sneaked in a few photos on the natural charm of nature. Colours and textures that were around me and really taking the time to soak in the beauty of the outdoors. These camellia’s are just beautiful.
Although it’s been cold, I have to admit I’ve enjoyed the time sitting in front of the fire reading The Fifty Shades Trilogy…say no more!