Sunday, August 21, 2011

Welcome home Marion

This weekend has involved much of what a weekend should. Breakfast with friends, a full supermarket shop, coffees, hanging out at Cott with the little fellow, the SiL and the SO before some time in the kitchen doing some prep for the week ahead.

Saturday night was spent at home with a reisling and a curry courtesy Marion from Masterchef. One was quiet excited to see one of Marion's currys on the shelf and was not disappointed by the end result.

The box is much like an Old El Paso Mexican kit with a simple list and various packets inside...

The key difference between this pack and anything else One has seen is the complexity of flavours that emerge. Its like you have worked on it from scratch but everything is just in the box for you with tips on how to customise the curry. In the dried herb packet were some chillies - leave them out for mild, put them in whole for medium and chop them up for hot. Terrific idea Marion!

Here's the end result:

Its beginning to feel...

...a lot like Christmas at One's place.

This weekend has been a much needed break from work and the realisation that Christmas is a mere four months away!

So, it was time to get cracking on the Christmas cake, off to the shops for Sultanas, Raisins, Currants and Brandy, this fruit needs to get into the booze!

And after the initial whiffs of Christmas Cake fruit bathing in brandy, One decided to get cracking on some Fruit Mince too:

There's no peel in either as One is always a little disappointed by it, but the Cake Fruit does have Candied Clementines which were just lusciously delicious before their date with St Agnes and the Fruit Mince has cooked apples in it too.

Seriously exciting!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

One has impressed oneself this evening.

Leaving work at 5.45, One headed home and went for a run around Mount Lawley before coming home to make some dinner.

At the same time, One had a few beetroot in the fridge and so One pickled them. Super easy - boil the Beets until tender, peel, slice and at the same time take some of the water from the boiling along with red wine vinegar, sugar, spices and its all done.


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Crown Princess Mary does Monaco in STYLE Part 2

One had not seen Crown Princess Mary's transition to party frock, but she rocks this frock. Not sure who the gentleman is, but massive props for pink features to set off Mary's frock!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Merry Christmas (in July)

One received a parcel at work the other day, well it wasn't quite just a parcel, it was rather large, some may say its a traveling chest size, and One couldn't disagree...

But its full of Nigella bits and bobs so Merry Christmas in July!

New Obsession

One is well known for his love of all things Royal - Royal Houses, Royals and Royal Weddings in no particular order.

Of course HRH the Duchess of Cambridge is high on the list of fav Royals, behind Princess Mary but ahead of most others. Now there are high hopes for the DoC making this role her own and so far she hasn't been the most intriguing public person, but no one can fault her fashion in Canada. Plus it has brought One to a fab blog: What Kate Wore - check it out!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Crown Princess Mary does Monaco in STYLE

So after the disappointment of the beige approach to Monaco's Royal Wedding by the Monegasques, thankfully Crown Princess Mary of Denmark came through with the goods.

First for the pre-wedding concert, she rocked out this one shoulder red number

With some fab hair
Then for the wedding she rocked out this green number with a fab head piece.