Thursday, September 24, 2009


I have this funny obsession with paper cutouts, it has an almost meditative effect on me, and an incredibly beautiful result, I can spend hours perched on our window seat in my own little cutout universe so you can imagine my joy at discovering this site. After a good hour of perving and peroozing through Julene's spectacular amount of intricate and completely inspring work i decided to make one of my own (more of a love letter than a cutout!) you will notice that julene's is much neater than mine!


I really want this from here


I have decided to do a little recipe card series so that once you have read one of my delicious recipes, you can download a card and scribble it down:)

I can pretty confidently say that once you have tasted these delicious biscuits, they will immediately be top of your list of favorites. Everyone I know has a lovely memory attached to these crumbly, jammy scrumptious little squares, most of them including tea with granny. 
I hope the taste takes you back in time to a happy sunny day. Enjoy x


1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup margerine (I use butter)
1 egg beaten
2 cups self-raising flour
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
a tin of apricot jam


x Beat the sugar and marge/butter together until smooth and creamy. Add the beaten egg, stir in the flour and vanilla essence. Knead until a smooth dough is formed.
x Divide the dough in half, wrap 1/2 in glad wrap and refrigerate. Press the remaining 1/2 into a square baking tin or lamington tin
x Spread generously with a layer of jam. Be as liberal as you want, everyone likes a different amount so you are going to have to play around and figure out how jammy you want them (i like mine pretty jammy:)
x  Grate the remaining half of dough over the jammy layer and bake at 180 c until golden brown.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Are these not the most beautiful ribbons? I cannot help but be completely obsessed with the Ebony and Ivory ribbon company, every time I visit them I leave with an armful of gorgeous ribbons. They are the perfect way to jazz up gifts and look stunning wrapped around goodie filled jars. I use it whenever and where ever I can. Visit them here for your ribbon fix. Or Go to their shop 52 Main Road Diep River Cape Town.