Saturday, 27 November 2010

Ludvico Einaudi, Fairytale

hair piled heavily on my head,
"like a pressing weight,"
languishingly i said,
long and downwardly fated
with breath baited,
until it all tumbles down

Sunday, 14 November 2010

ribbon bows, by joanna newsom

pretty in pink was decidedly influential today, though it ended up providing no impetus whatsoever to venture beyond my front door.

it appears that sometimes, what we think we want to do, or who we want, or ANYTHING, turns out not to be what we want at all.

so i just
need to get back to doing what i like best,

(the last one is a little grainy, but i like that).
photos, taken by me with my manual SLR (that kicks all other digibombs SLRs' butts).

i am eternally grateful for Laura at Noir Nouvelle for telling me how to put music on here; everything is now perfect and complete.

Friday, 12 November 2010

- chocolate raisins
- ultra nourishing deep conditioning treatments (consisting of honey, aloe vera gel and my new favourite conditioner Dark 'n' Lovely Cholestrol treatment...sounds DELICIOUS, doesn't it?)
- surprising friends ;)
- sword shaped hair sticks
- leopard nails!

Angry face

- the hurricane worthy winds whipping through the country!
- the bitingly cold weather which leave my fingers fragile and frosty
- essay writing and procrastination
- being in a LDR, i want to see R RIGHT NOW! :(

Sunday, 7 November 2010


this sunday has been one of burnt fingers and scalded palms, through my own culinary
efforts! i admit, however, that my tastebuds are thanking me profusely as i lie, immobile from the over-consumption of the fruits of my labour!

"reading week" traditionally translates as "procrastination week", so i cooked! and
baked! i've had an unerving addiction to wagamams recently (three times in 1 week) and it was a costly habit, so i decided to make my own favourite dish: yasai katsu curry! after scouring the web for recipes (wagamamas seem to be very protective over their dish) i finally stumbled upon one here, on this lovely blog (THANK YOU WONDERFUL WOMAN, I PRAISE YOU! the recipe and instructions are all hers).

for your convinience, i've got the instructions below and a picture of my dish!

for the sauce:
- 2 ripe bananas

- 3 cox apples (peeled and diced)
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 small onion

- 1 tablespoon of ketchup
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1/2 a tablespoon of tumeric
- 2 tablespoons of madras (hot) curry powder
- 2 tablespoons of butter

- 2 cups of vegetable stock
- 4 cups of water
- 3 tablespoons of cornflour

for the vegetables:
-1 sweet potato
- 1 butternut squash
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup of flour
- 1 cup of breadcrumbs

1. in a large saucepan, melt the butter and then add the apples, bananas, o
nions and garlic
2. stir continually for 2 minutes, or until softened
3. add the three cups of water, ketchup, honey, tumeric and curry powder. stir
4. simmer for 10 minutes, then add the vegetable stock, 3 tablespoons of cornflou
r and the remaining cup of water.
5. simmer for 30 minutes till thickened and reduced.

6. (here, the original recipe said to drain the liquidfrom solids through a colander, but i'm lazy so i didn't) so instead, i just whizzed the whole lot in a blender!
7. keep on a heat till ready to serve.

8. for the vegetables, cut the butternut squash and sweet potato into 1cm thick circles.
9. dip the slices in flour, then egg and finally the breadcrumbs.
10. fill a frying pan with oil, all over and fry the slices on both sides, until they are
really crispy and gorgeous.
11. drain on a paper towel and serve with rice and a green salad. drizzle over with the sauce and enjoy!

i admit, the sauce doesn't taste exactly like wagamamas, but it tastes delicious still anyway!

and for dessert, I made these gorgeous cupcakes following a recipes over at Poodles and Pearls! they were the fluffliest, lightest cupcakes i have EVER made - it was like eating delicious chocolatey air!

oh and over at The Freelancer's Fashionblog is a WONDERFUL giveaway! I remember reading on her blog a few months back about the jewelery at Hoocie Mama Jane and falling in absolute love with the earrings. so imagine my sheer DELIGHT when i see these gorgeous earrings are being given away!